TMX Group - Consolidated Trading Statistics February 2010

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

TORONTO, March 2 /CNW/ - TMX Group Inc. today announced February 2010 consolidated trading statistics for its diversified group of exchanges - Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange and Natural Gas Exchange (NGX).

Highlights

TSX Venture Exchange again experienced significant year-over-year improvement in all measures in February 2010. Year to date in 2010, trading volume was up 74.7% and the value of shares traded increased 284.2% compared to the same period last year. Volume, value and number of transactions were lower in February 2010 on Toronto Stock Exchange.

February was another strong month for Montreal Exchange. Both trading volume and the number of open interest contracts were up compared to January 2010. There was also a 45.9% increase in open interest contracts and a 22.5% increase in volume year to date in 2010 compared to same period in 2009.

NGX natural gas volumes were up slightly in February 2010 compared to last month. Year-to-date electricity volume was up 15.7% in 2010 compared to this time last year.

NOTE: Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange equity financing statistics will be issued in a separate release later this week.

    
    Toronto Stock Exchange
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                       February 2010        January 2010       February 2009
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    Volume             7,124,757,494       8,760,933,904       9,547,034,760
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    Value            $92,991,171,734    $101,818,878,331    $106,959,283,991
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    Transactions          13,165,512          14,018,142          15,838,496
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    S&P/TSX Composite
     Index Close           11,629.63           11,094.31            8,123.02
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    Daily Averages
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    Volume             375.0 million       438.0 million       502.5 million
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    Value           $4,894.3 million    $5,090.9 million            $5,629.4
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    Transactions             692,922             700,907             833,605
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                                2010                2009            % Change
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    Volume            15,885,691,398      18,672,889,416               -14.9
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    Value           $194,810,050,065    $211,544,386,614                -7.9
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    Transactions          27,183,654          31,345,157               -13.3
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    Daily Averages
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    Volume             407.3 million       466.8 million               -12.7
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    Value           $4,995.1 million    $5,288.6 million                -5.6
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    Transactions             697,017             783,629               -11.1
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    TSX Venture Exchange
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                       February 2010        January 2010       February 2009
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    Volume             3,941,544,133       5,433,429,050       2,661,631,473
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    Value             $1,770,735,534      $2,605,859,847        $587,626,423
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    Transactions             530,923             722,898             258,006
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    S&P/TSX Venture
     Composite Index
     Close                  1,531.19            1,492.15              861.66
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    Daily Averages
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    Volume             207.4 million       271.7 million       140.1 million
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    Value              $93.2 million      $130.3 million       $30.9 million
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    Transactions              27,943              36,145              13,579
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                                2010                2009            % Change
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    Volume             9,374,973,183       5,367,357,575               +74.7
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    Value             $4,376,595,381      $1,137,289,033              +284.8
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    Transactions           1,253,821             516,691              +142.7
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    Daily Averages
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    Volume             240.4 million       134.2 million               +79.1
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    Value             $112.2 million       $28.4 million              +295.1
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    Transactions              32,149              12,917              +148.9
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    Montreal Exchange
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                       February 2010        January 2010       February 2009
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    Volume (Contracts)     3,185,124           2,906,941           2,512,446
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    Open Interest
     (Contracts)           2,989,859           2,946,190           2,048,947
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                                2010                2009            % Change
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    Volume (Contracts)     6,092,065           4,973,761               +22.5
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    Open Interest
     (Contracts)           2,989,859           2,048,947               +45.9
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    NGX
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                       February 2010        January 2010       February 2009
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    Natural Gas Volume
     (Terajoules)          1,002,466             978,445           1,072,089
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    Crude Oil Volume
     (Kilo Barrels)            4,120               5,409                 N/A
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    Electricity Volume
     (Gigawatt Hours)          5,116               6,458               4,109
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                                2010                2009            % Change
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    Natural Gas Volume
     (Terajoules)          1,980,911           2,141,037                -8.1
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    Crude Oil Volume
     (Kilo Barrels)            9,529                 N/A                 N/A
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    Electricity Volume
     (Gigawatt Hours)         11,574               9,760               +15.7
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    All figures are as of February 28, 2010. Because trades have a three-day
    settlement, figures may be subject to change until all February 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)
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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, Natural Gas Exchange, Boston Options Exchange (BOX), Shorcan, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide trading markets, clearing facilities, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com.

SOURCE TSX Venture Exchange

For further information: For further information: Carolyn Quick, Director, Corporate Communications, TMX Group, (416) 947-4597, carolyn.quick@tsx.com; Catherine McGravey, Senior Manager, Business Operations, TMX Datalinx, (416) 947-4655, catherine.mcgravey@tsxdatalinx.com


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