TMX Group - Consolidated Trading Statistics - April 2011

Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange, NGX

TORONTO, May 3 /CNW/ - TMX Group Inc. today announced April 2011 trading statistics for its diversified group of exchanges - Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange and Natural Gas Exchange (NGX).

Highlights

Year-to-date trading on Toronto Stock Exchange in April 2011 continued to surpass 2010 levels by all measures.  Trading volume was up 12% and transactions were up 17% in the first four months of 2011, compared to the same period in 2010. Monthly trading volume on Toronto Stock Exchange decreased by 8% in April 2011 compared to April 2010 and by 25% compared to March 2011.

TSX Venture Exchange also continued to far exceed 2010 trading levels on a year-to-date basis, with volume up 51% as of April 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. Volume also increased 16% in April 2011 compared to the same month a year earlier, though it was down 14% in April 2011 compared to March 2011.

Year-to-date volume and open interest contracts on MX remain significantly higher in 2011 than in 2010, with increases of 42% and 33% respectively. On a year-over-year basis, MX trading volume in April 2011 surpassed April 2010 levels by 30%. Volume in April 2011 fell 19% compared to March 2011. Open interest contracts on MX increased 33% in April 2011 compared to the same month in 2010, and increased by 5% compared to March 2011.

Volume on NGX was up 12% year-to-date as of April 2011, though down somewhat in April 2011 compared to both March 2011 and to the same month in 2010.

Toronto Stock Exchange

  April 2011 March 2011 April 2010
Volume 8,106,999,487 10,769,956,120 8,858,786,472
Value $115,062,518,556 $152,478,699,825 $118,144,365,768
Transactions 15,039,117 19,648,666 15,246,390
S&P/TSX Composite Index Close 13,944.79 14,116.10 12,210.70
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 405.3 million 468.3 million 421.8 million
Value $5,753.1 million $6,629.5 million $5,625.9 million
Transactions 751,956 854,290 726,019

Year-to-date Statistics

  2011 2010 % Change
Volume 38,422,837,155 34,196,412,856 +12.4
Value $533,898,043,447 $436,459,191,667 +22.3
Transactions 68,168,851 58,357,983 +16.8
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 468.6 million 412.0 million +13.7
Value $6,511.0 million $5,258.5 million +23.8
Transactions 831,327 703,108 +18.2

TSX Venture Exchange

  April 2011 March 2011 April 2010
Volume 6,871,937,727 7,994,249,478 5,935,146,594
Value $5,757,640,113 $5,858,363,416 $2,885,389,772
Transactions 1,520,966 1,724,540 745,168
S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index Close 2,252.14 2,295.99 1,673.80
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 343.6 million 347.6 million 282.6 million
Value             $287.9 million             $254.7 million     $137.4 million
Transactions 76,048 74,980 35,484

Year-to-date Statistics

  2011 2010 % Change
Volume 32,102,919,196 21,308,609,885 +50.7
Value         $22,779,067,057 $9,982,243,842 +128.2
Transactions 6,134,255 2,758,013 +122.4
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 391.5 million 256.7 million                       +52.5
Value $277.8 million $120.3 million                    +130.9
Transactions 74,808 33,229                     +125.1

Montreal Exchange

  April 2011 March 2011 April 2010
Volume (Contracts) 4,650,202 5,711,489 3,564,599
Open Interest (Contracts) 4,085,332 3,886,334 3,076,465

Year-to-date Statistics

  2011 2010 % Change
Volume (Contracts) 19,203,863 13,533,920 +41.9
Open Interest (Contracts) 4.085,332 3,076,465 +32.8

NGX

  April 2011 March 2011 April 2010
Total Energy Volume* (Terajoules) 1,119,259 1,516,208 1,362,932

Year-to-date Statistics

  2011 2010 % Change
Total Energy Volume* (Terajoules) 5,226,193 4,686,193 +11.5

*NGX Total Energy Volume includes trading and clearing in natural gas, crude oil and electricity.

All figures are as of April 30, 2011.  Because trades have a three-day settlement, figures may be subject to change until all April trades are finalized. The previous month's data has been updated to reflect known trade corrections.

TMX Group guarantees neither the completeness nor the accuracy of this information. The information contained in this media release is provided for informational purposes only and you agree not to rely upon the information contained in this media release for any trading, business, or financial purposes.  By using this media release, you expressly agree to the condition that TMX Group assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies in this media release.

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About TMX Group (TSX-X)

TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Natural Gas Exchange, Boston Options Exchange (BOX), Shorcan, Shorcan Energy, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, 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 (Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com

 

 

SOURCE TSX Group Inc.

For further information:

Aimee Paget
Communications Coordinator
TMX Group
416-947-4685
aimee.paget@tmx.com


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