TMX Group - Consolidated Trading Statistics March 2011

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

TORONTO, April 4 /CNW/ - TMX Group Inc. today announced March 2011 trading statistics for its diversified group of exchanges - Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange and Natural Gas Exchange (NGX).

Highlights

Trading volume on Toronto Stock Exchange was 16% higher in March 2011 compared to February 2011, and was up 14% over March 2010. Transactions increased by 20% in March 2011 compared to the previous month, and increased by 23% over March 2010. Year-to-date volume, value and transactions on the Exchange all exceeded 2010 levels.

Volume on TSX Venture Exchange was up 33% compared to March 2010, and down slightly in March 2011 compared to the previous month. Transactions during the month were up 9% over February 2011, and 127% over March 2010.

Montreal Exchange experienced record trading volume both for March 2011 and for Q1 2011. In March 2011, volume on MX increased 24% over the previous month. Year-over-year, volume on the Exchange increased 47%. Open interest contracts increased by 36% compared to the same month in 2010, and 3% compared to February 2011.

NGX experienced solid increases in March 2011. Volume on NGX was up 29% compared to the previous month and 30% compared to March 2010.

Toronto Stock Exchange

  March 2011 February 2011 March 2010
Volume 10,769,956,120 9,273,094,089 9,451,973,986
Value $152,478,699,825 $132,724,905,316 $123,504,780,384
Transactions 19,648,666 16,313,839 15,927,943
S&P/TSX Composite Index Close 14,116.10 14,136.50 12,037.73
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 468.3 million 488.1 million 411.0 million
Value $6,629.5 million $6,985.5 million $5,369.8 million
Transactions 854,290 858,623 692,519

Year-to-date Statistics

  2011 2010 % Change
Volume 30,315,837,668 25,337,626,384 +19.6
Value $418,835,524,891 $318,314,825,899 +31.6
Transactions 53,129,734 43,111,593 +23.2
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 489.0 million 408.7 million +19.6
Value $6,755.4 million $5,134.1 million +31.6
Transactions 856,931 695,348 +23.2

TSX Venture Exchange

  March 2011 February 2011 March 2010
Volume 7,994,249,478 8,935,888,855 5,998,490,108
Value $5,858,363,416 $5,954,201,855 $2,720,258,689
Transactions 1,724,540 1,581,995 759,024
S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index Close 2,295.99 2,391.54 1,576.55
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 347.6 million 470.3 million 260.8 million
Value $254.7 million $313.4 million $118.3 million
Transactions 74,980 83,263 33,001

Year-to-date Statistics

  2011 2010 % Change
Volume 25,230,981,469 15,373,463,291 +64.1
Value         $17,021,426,944 $7,096,854,070 +139.8
Transactions 4,613,289 2,012,845 +129.2
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 407.0 million 248.0 million                      +64.1
Value $274.5 million $114.5  million                    +139.8
Transactions 74,408 32,465                     +129.2

Montreal Exchange

  March 2011 February 2011 March 2010
Volume (Contracts) 5,711,489 4,592,757 3,877,256
Open Interest (Contracts) 3,886,334 3,768,774 2,867,800

Year-to-date Statistics

  2011 2010 % Change
Volume (Contracts) 14,553,661 9,969,321 +46
Open Interest (Contracts) 3,886,334 2,867,800 +35.5

NGX

  March 2011 February 2011 March 2010
Total Energy Volume* (Terajoules) 1,516,208 1,177,593 1,162,719

Year-to-date Statistics

  2011 2010 % Change
Total Energy Volume* (Terajoules) 4,105,934 3,323,261 +23.6

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

All figures are as of March 31, 2011.  Because trades have a three-day settlement, figures may be subject to change until all March 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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