Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Alpha, Montreal Exchange, NGX Montreal Exchange Achieves Two Monthly Trading Volume Records
June 4, 2013 (www.investorideas.com newswire) TMX Group Limited today announced May 2013 trading statistics for its diversified group of exchanges – Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange (MX), Natural Gas Exchange (NGX), TMX Select and Alpha.
Trading volume on Toronto Stock Exchange in May 2013 increased 1% compared to April 2013 and increased about 1% year-over-year. Volume on TSX Venture Exchange decreased 9% from April 2013 and decreased 17% compared to May 2012. TMX Select trading volume experienced a decrease of 4% from the previous month, but increased 19% compared to the same month last year. Alpha trading volume for May 2013 decreased 38% compared to the previous month and was down 49% compared to the same month a year earlier.
MX achieved a monthly trading volume record on the CGB (10-Year Government of Canada Bond Futures) in May 2013 with 2,199,389 contracts traded, which surpassed the previous record of 1,449,918 contracts traded in May 2007. MX also achieved an overall monthly trading volume record in May 2013 with 7,332,838 contracts traded, surpassing the previous record of 6,720,566 contracts traded, which was set in August 2011.
Volume on MX increased 54% compared to April 2013, and was also up 9% compared to May 2012. Open interest contracts at the end of May 2013 increased 11% from the end of April 2013, and increased 4% year-over-year.
Volume on NGX in May 2013 decreased 18% compared to the previous month and decreased 32% from May 2012.
TMX Group Consolidated Trading Statistics - May 2013
About TMX Group
TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Alpha Group, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montreal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Natural Gas Exchange, BOX Options Exchange, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada ( Montreal , Calgary and Vancouver ), in key U.S. markets ( New York , Houston , Boston and Chicago ) as well as in London , Beijing and Sydney . For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tmxgroup.
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