TMX Group - Consolidated Trading Statistics March 2010

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

TORONTO, April 6 /CNW/ - TMX Group Inc. today announced March 2010 consolidated trading statistics for its diversified group of exchanges - Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange and Natural Gas Exchange (NGX).

Highlights

Trading volumes on Montreal Exchange were up significantly in March 2010; volume increased 21.7% compared to February 2010 and 25.6% compared to March 2009. On a year-to-date basis, open interest was up 27.4% in 2010 compared to the same period in 2009.

Trading volume and transactions on Toronto Stock Exchange were lower in March 2010 compared to March 2009 for both the month and the quarter. However, TSX Venture Exchange trading statistics continued to improve dramatically by all measures. On a year-to-date basis, volume was up 90.5%, value was up 300.0% and transactions were up 151.8% compared to the same period in 2009.

Natural gas volumes on NGX were slightly higher in March 2010 compared to February 2010 and slightly lower than March 2009. On a year-to-date basis, electricity volume was up 23.1% in 2010 compared to the first three months of 2009.

TMX Group equity financing statistics for March 2010 can be viewed at www.tmx.com.

    
    Toronto Stock Exchange
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                          March 2010       February 2010          March 2009
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    Volume             9,451,973,986       7,124,718,494      11,359,347,528
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    Value           $123,504,780,384     $92,991,167,184    $134,386,196,349
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    Transactions          15,927,943          13,165,508          20,579,621
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    S&P/TSX Composite
     Index Close           12,037.73           11,629.63            8,720.39
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    Daily Averages
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    Volume             411.0 million       375.0 million       516.3 million
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    Value           $5,369.8 million    $4,894.3 million    $6,108.5 million
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    Transactions             692,519             692,921             935,437
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                                2010                2009            % Change
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    Volume            25,337,626,384      30,032,236,944               -15.6
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    Value           $318,314,825,899    $345,930,582,963                -8.0
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    Transactions          43,111,593          51,924,778               -17.0
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    Daily Averages
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    Volume             408.7 million       484.4 million               -15.6
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    Value           $5,134.1 million    $5,579.5 million                -8.0
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    Transactions             695,348             837,496               -17.0
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    TSX Venture Exchange
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                          March 2010       February 2010          March 2009
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    Volume             5,998,490,108       3,941,544,133       2,702,080,731
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    Value             $2,720,258,689      $1,770,735,534        $636,904,822
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    Transactions             759,024             530,923             282,801
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    S&P/TSX Venture
     Composite Index
     Close                  1,576.55            1,531.19              956.81
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    Daily Averages
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    Volume             260.8 million       207.4 million       122.8 million
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    Value             $118.3 million       $93.2 million       $28.9 million
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    Transactions              33,001              27,943              12,855
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                                2010                2009            % Change
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    Volume            15,373,463,291       8,069,438,306               +90.5
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    Value             $7,096,854,070      $1,774,193,856              +300.0
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    Transactions           2,012,845             799,492              +151.8
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    Daily Averages
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    Volume             248.0 million       130.2 million               +90.5
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    Value             $114.5 million       $28.6 million              +300.0
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    Transactions              32,465              12,895              +151.8
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    Montreal Exchange
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                          March 2010       February 2010          March 2009
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    Volume (Contracts)     3,877,256           3,185,124           3,085,898
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    Open Interest
     (Contracts)           2,867,800           2.989,859           2,250,248
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                                2010                2009            % Change
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    Volume (Contracts)     9,969,321           8,059,659               +23.7
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    Open Interest
     (Contracts)           2,867,800           2,250,348               +27.4
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    NGX
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                          March 2010       February 2010          March 2009
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    Natural Gas Volume
     (TJs)                 1,077,995           1,002,466           1,116,258
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    Crude Oil Volume
     (MBbls)                   4,631               4,120                 N/A
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    Electricity Volume
     (Gwh)                     5,693               5,116               3,855
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                                2010                2009            % Change
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    Natural Gas Volume
     (TJs)                 3,058,906           3,233,803                -5.4
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    Crude Oil Volume
     (MBbls)                  14,160                 N/A                 N/A
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    Electricity Volume (Gwh)  17,267              14,029               +23.1
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All figures are as of March 31, 2010. 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)
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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


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