The best month of April since 2010
The equity trading volume on the Spanish Stock Exchange in April was €88.7 billion, up 13% year on year, representing the best month of April in the past five years. Accumulated volumes in the first four months of the year reached €349.1 billion, up 30% year on year.
The number of trades in April reached 5.7 million, up 0.6% from the same month a year earlier, while accumulated trades to the end of April reached 23.4 million, down 1.3% year on year.
As for the ETF segment, the trading volume in April came in at €1.2 billion, up 44% from the same month a year earlier. The trading volume in the first four months of 2015 in this segment totalled €4.4 billion, up 24% from a year earlier.
The trading volume on the Warrants and Certificates market in the first four months of 2015 reached €441 million, up 59% year-on-year. The trading volume in April in this market reached €105.8 million, up 53% from April 2014. The number of issues admitted to trading on this market in the first four months of the year totaled 2,989, up 14% from a year earlier.
Futures and Options
Trading volume in April reached 2.9 million contracts, down 22% year-on-year.
It is worth mentioning the heavy trading in Futures on Indices, with 619,457 IBEX 35 Futures contracts traded, up 15.6% year-on-year. Trading in this contract in the first four months of the year totalled 2.5 million, up 11% on the year.
The open interest on IBEX 35 Futures in April was 108,061 contracts, up 35% year-on-year.
Trading in Fixed Income continued growing in April, up 260% from a year earlier while in the first four months of the year the figure totaled 3,651 contracts on the Futuro Bono 10, which represents a 156% increase on the previous year.
The trading volume on the Corporate Debt market in April was €65.5 billion, down 46.4% from the same month in 2014. The trading volume recorded in the first four months of the year totaled €224.7 billion, down 55.1% year on year.
The trading volume on the SEND electronic trading platform in April reached 67 million while it totaled €431 million in the first four months of the year, of which 152 million correspond to Public Debt trading, up 93% year-on-year.