TMX Group - Consolidated Trading Statistics August 2011

Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Montreal Exchange, Natural Gas Exchange

  • Montreal Exchange Achieves Monthly Trading Volume Records

TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2011 /CNW/ - TMX Group Inc. today announced August 2011 trading statistics for its diversified group of exchanges. Trading statistics for TMX Select, TMX Group's alternative trading system, have been added to the monthly report, which also includes Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange (MX) and Natural Gas Exchange (NGX).

Highlights

In August 2011, MX set a new record in average daily volume of 280,809 contracts traded, surpassing the previous record of 280,217 contracts traded that was achieved in June 2011. In addition, MX achieved a record in overall volume for the month with 6,179,988 contracts traded, which exceeded the previous record of 6,164,764 contracts traded set in June 2011.

In August 2011, volume on MX increased by 62% over August 2010 and was up 23% compared to July 2011. Open interest contracts on MX increased by 25% during August 2011 compared to August 2010 and 1% over July 2011. Year-to-date, volume and open interest in 2011 well exceed 2010 levels.

Trading volume on Toronto Stock Exchange was up 43% in August 2011 compared to the month earlier and was up 29% compared to the same month in 2010. Transactions were up both compared to the previous month and year-over-year, with increases of 71% and 58% respectively.

In August 2011, trading volume on TSX Venture Exchange increased 1% over July 2011, though was down 8% compared to August 2010. Transactions on the Exchange were up 3% over July 2011 and were up 88% compared to the same month a year earlier. On a year-to-date basis, TSX Venture Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange both continue to surpass 2010 levels in volume, value and transactions.

TMX Select launched on July 11, 2011 with trading on eight symbols. The full rollout of all Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange symbols was completed on August 8, 2011.

Trading and clearing volume on NGX was up 4% in August 2011 compared to the previous month, though it was down 32% compared to August 2010. On a year-to-date basis, volume on NGX was down 9% during the first eight months of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.

Toronto Stock Exchange

  August 2011 July 2011 August 2010
Volume 9,322,037,749 6,529,699,747 7,223,528,198
Value $147,376,189,510 $93,779,295,840 $110,440,854,218
Transactions 23,045,055 13,448,725 14,589,569
S&P/TSX Composite Index Close 12,768.70 12,945.63 11,913.86
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 423.7 million 326.5 million 344.0 million
Value $6,698.9 million $4,689.0 million $5,259.1 million
Transactions 1,047,503 672,436 694,741

Year-to-date Statistics

  2011 2010 % Change
Volume 70,771,303,705 65,337,707,677 +8.3
Value $1,014,977,551,353 $890,601,164,300 +14.0
Transactions 137,366,153 123,775,452 +11.0
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 423.8 million 391.2 million +8.3
Value $6,077.7 million $5,332.9 million +14.0
Transactions 822,552 741,170 +11.0

TSX Venture Exchange

  August 2011 July 2011 August 2010
Volume 3,843,672,177 3,811,126,077 4,155,768,403
Value $2,345,679,739 $2,677,055,219 $1,818,221,599
Transactions 941,978 912,597 500,457
S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index Close 1,810.87 1,979.10 1,499.63
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 174.7 million 190.6  million           197.9 million
Value             $106.6 million             $ 133.9 million           $86.6  million
Transactions 42,817 45,629 23,831

Year-to-date Statistics

  2011 2010 % Change
Volume 49,253,310,815 37,750,314,463 +30.5
Value        $34,711,308,185 $17,208,069,865 +101.7
Transactions 10,220,147 4,811,999 +112.4
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 294.9 million 226.0 million                      +30.5
Value $207.9 million $103.0 million                    +101.7
Transactions 61,198 28,814                     +112.4

TMX Select*

  August 2011 July 2011 August 2010
Volume 175,167,800 15,642,300 N/A
Value $1,777,043,864 $176,674,502 N/A
Transactions 429,524 25,308 N/A
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 8.0 million 1.0 million N/A
Value $80.8 million $11.8 million N/A
Transactions 19,524 1,687 N/A

Year-to-date Statistics

  2011 2010 % Change 
Volume 190,810,100 N/A N/A
Value $1,953,718,366 N/A N/A
Transactions 454,832 N/A N/A
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 5.2 million N/A N/A
Value $52.8 million N/A N/A
Transactions 12,293 N/A N/A

Montreal Exchange

  August 2011 July 2011 August 2010
Volume (Contracts) 6,179,988 5,006,106 3,804,469
Open Interest (Contracts) 4,253,143 4,213,747 3,396,914

Year-to-date Statistics

  2011 2010 % Change
Volume (Contracts) 42,009,367 28,574,117 +47.0
Open Interest (Contracts) 4,253,143 3,396,914 +25.2

NGX

  August 2011 July 2011 August 2010
Total Energy Volume** (Terajoules) 1,196,217 1,146,672 1,759,443

Year-to-date Statistics

  2011 2010 % Change
Total Energy Volume** (Terajoules) 9,986,533 11,025,338 -9.4

*  TMX Select was launched on July 11, 2011.
** NGX Total Energy Volume includes trading and clearing in natural gas, crude oil and electricity.

All figures are as of August 31, 2011.  Because trades have a three-day settlement, figures may be subject to change until all August 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, TMX Select, 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 Toronto Stock Exchange

For further information:

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


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