TMX Group - Consolidated Trading Statistics May 2010

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

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

Highlights

Toronto Stock Exchange experienced a significant year-over-year increase in number of transactions in May 2010. TSX set an all time transaction record with 1,609,707 trades on May 6, 2010, which broke the previous record of 1,490,612 trades set on September, 18, 2008. There was also a record number of trading orders processed on TSX on May 20, 2010 with 100,950,306 orders processed, surpassing the previous record of 83,267,948 set on May 7, 2010.

May 2010 was another strong month for TSX Venture Exchange. Compared to 2009, volume, value and transactions for the month were up 27.4%, 92.8% and 72.4% respectively, and 74.8%, 231.8% and 127.3% respectively on a year-to-date basis.

Montreal Exchange set a new record for monthly average daily volume; the average daily volume traded for May 2010 was 218,846 contracts, which exceeded the previous record of 216,626 contracts set in February 2007. Trading volume and the number of open interest contracts were up significantly in May 2010 both compared to the previous month and to May 2009.

NGX electricity and crude volumes were up slightly in May 2010 compared to last month. Year-to-date electricity volume was up 33.1% in 2010 compared to this time last year.

    
    Toronto Stock Exchange
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                                May 2010        April 2010          May 2009
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    Volume                 9,320,908,285     8,858,786,472    11,462,309,022
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    Value               $132,403,291,600  $118,144,365,768  $125,293,704,119
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    Transactions              20,063,712        15,246,390        17,136,304
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    S&P/TSX Composite
     Index Close               11,762.99         12,210.70         10,370.07
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    Daily Averages
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    Volume                 466.0 million     421.8 million     573.1 million
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    Value               $6,620.2 million  $5,625.9 million  $6,264.7 million
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    Transactions               1,003,186           726,019           856,815
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                           2010 thru May     2009 thru May          % Change
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    Volume                43,517,321,141    52,171,447,159             -16.6
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    Value               $568,862,483,267  $587,731,291,767              -3.2
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    Transactions              78,421,695        86,078,919              -8.9
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    Daily Averages
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    Volume                 422.5 million     506.5 million             -16.6
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    Value               $5,522.9 million  $5,706.1 million              -3.2
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    Transactions                 761,376           835,718              -8.9
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    TSX Venture Exchange
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                                May 2010        April 2010          May 2009
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    Volume                 4,787,162,306     5,935,146,594     3,758,285,742
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    Value                 $2,093,292,450    $2,885,389,772    $1,085,956,548
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    Transactions                 631,653           745,168           366,358
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    S&P/TSX Venture
     Composite Index Close      1,514.07          1,673.80          1,124.08
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    Daily Averages
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    Volume                 239.4 million     282.6 million     187.9 million
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    Value                 $104.7 million    $137.4 million     $54.3 million
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    Transactions                  31,583            35,484            18,318
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                                    2010              2009          % Change
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    Volume                26,095,772,191    14,927,950,687             +74.8
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    Value                $12,075,536,292    $3,639,737,330            +231.8
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    Transactions               3,389,666         1,491,390            +127.3
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    Daily Averages
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    Volume                 253.4 million     144.9 million             +74.8
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    Value                 $117.2 million     $35.3 million            +231.8
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    Transactions                  32,909            14,479            +127.3
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    Montreal Exchange
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                                May 2010        April 2010          May 2009
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    Volume (Contracts)         4,376,983         3,564,599         2,952,980
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    Open Interest (Contracts)  3,152,269         3,076,465         2,357,360
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                                    2010              2009          % Change
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    Volume (Contracts)        17,910,903        13,550,401             +32.2
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    Open Interest (Contracts)  3,152,269         2,560,477             +23.1
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    NGX
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                                May 2010        April 2010          May 2009
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    Natural Gas Volume
     (Terajoules)              1,177,307         1,265,678         1,067,717
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    Crude Oil Volume
     (Kilo Barrels)                5,863             5,691             4,112
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    Electricity Volume
     (Gigawatt Hours)              6,569             6,310             5,641
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                                    2010              2009          % Change
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    Natural Gas Volume
     (Terajoules)              5,508,597         5,471,980              +0.7
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    Crude Oil Volume
     (Kilo Barrels)               25,714                NA                NA
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    Electricity Volume
     (Gigawatt Hours)             30,146            22,654             +33.1
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    All figures are as of May 31, 2010. Because trades have a three-day
settlement, figures may be subject to change until all May 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 Toronto Stock 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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