The Spanish stock exchange traded €93.7 bn. in January, up 25% year on year

2 February, 2015

Monthly trading statements for BME Markets

The best month of January in the last four years.

  • The number of equity trades in January was 6.9 million
  • In January the trading volume in ETFs grew by 21%
  • The trading volume in the Warrants and Certificates market was up 45% in January
  • The nominal amount in the Derivatives market in January grew 5.53% year-on-year
  • Corporate Debt trading reached €49.7 billion in January, down 45% year on year.

Equities 

The equity trading volume on the Spanish Stock Exchange in January was €93.7 billion, up 25% year on year, representing the best month of January in the last four years. 

The number of trades reached 6.9 million, down 5% from the same month a year earlier. 

As for the ETF segment, the trading volume in January came in at €937.6 million, down 13% from the same month a year earlier. The number of ETF trades in January in this segment came in at 15,439, up 21% from a year earlier.

The trading volume on the Warrants and Certificates market in January reached €109.4 million, up 45% year-on-year, which represents the highest monthly figure in this market since November 2011. The number of trades in January in this market totaled 24,421, up 31% from January 2014. 

The number of warrants and certificate issues admitted to trading in January reached 330, up 25% year-on-year. 

Futures and Options

In January the nominal amount traded on BME’s Derivatives Market increased 5.53% year-on-year. It is worth mentioning the heavy trading in Index Futures, with 732,117 IBEX 35 Futures contracts and 379,633 Mini IBEX Futures contracts traded, up 15% and 73% year-on-year respectively. In addition to this, the open interest on IBEX 35 Futures increased in January to 93,814 contracts, up 23% on the year.

Trading in Options on Stocks in January decreased 45% year-on-year, to 1,589,730 contracts while Stock Futures were down 39%, at 461,957 contracts. 

In January the trading volume in Futures on Stock Dividends came in at 9,030 contracts, up 444% from January 2014. The open interest on these contracts was 50,860 contracts, up 87% on the year.

Corporate Debt 

The trading volume on the Corporate Debt market in January came in at €49.7 billion, down 45% year on year. 

The trading volume on the SEND electronic trading platform reached €134.7 million, down 63% from January 2014, although it grew 48% from the previous month, December. 

In January trading on BME’s Public Debt wholesale electronic platform, SENAF, reached €9.2billion, down 11% year on year but up 62% from the previous month, December.

 

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