TMX Group Consolidated Trading Statistics January 2010

TORONTO, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - TMX Group Inc. today announced January 2010 consolidated trading statistics for its diversified group of exchanges - Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange and Natural Gas Exchange (NGX). Tom Kloet, TMX Group CEO said: "TMX Group is the central and neutral operator of markets, including equities, derivatives and energy. Today, we are providing a consolidated view of trading activity, offering all market participants a simpler and more complete view of performance and trends."

Highlights

TSX Venture Exchange saw dramatic year-over-year improvement in all measures in January 2010. Trading volume for the month on the public venture capital market place was double the volume traded in January 2009, the number of transactions was up 179.5%, and the value of shares traded was 374.1% greater.

Montreal Exchange also saw significant improvement in both trading volume and the number of open interest contracts in January 2010. There was a 44.4% increase in open interest contracts and an 18.1% increase in volume compared to January 2009.

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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                          January 2010      December 2009       January 2009
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    Volume               8,760,933,904      8,239,674,706      9,125,854,656
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    Value             $101,818,878,331   $106,931,547,102   $104,585,102,623
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    Transactions            14,018,142         13,547,726         15,506,661
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    S&P/TSX Composite
     Index Close             11,904.31          11,746.11           8,694.90
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    Daily Averages
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    Volume               438.0 million       401.9 million     434.6 million
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    Value             $5,090.9 million    $5,216.2 million  $4,980.2 million
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    Transactions               700,907             660,865           738,412
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                             2010                2009          % Change
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    Volume               8,760,933,904       9,125,854,656             -4.0%
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    Value             $101,818,878,331    $104,585,102,623             -2.6%
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    Transactions            14,018,142          15,506,661             -9.6%
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    Daily Averages
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    Volume               438.0 million       434.6 million             +0.8%
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    Value             $5,090.9 million    $4,980.2 million             +2.2%
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    Transactions               700,907             738,412             -5.1%
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    TSX Venture Exchange
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                          January 2010       December 2009      January 2009
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    Volume               5,433,429,050       4,690,194,429     2,705,726,102
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    Value               $2,605,859,847      $2,055,458,258      $549,662,610
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    Transactions               722,898             610,940           258,685
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    S&P/TSX Venture
     Composite Index
     Close                    1,492.15            1,520.72            882.63
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    Daily Averages
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    Volume               271.7 million       228.8 million     128.8 million
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    Value               $130.3 million      $100.3 million     $26.2 million
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    Transactions                36,145              29,802            12,318
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                             2010                 2009           % Change
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    Volume               5,433,429,050       2,705,726,102           +100.8%
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    Value               $2,605,859,847        $549,662,610           +374.1%
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    Transactions               722,898             258,685           +179.5%
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    Daily Averages
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    Volume               271.7 million       128.8 million           +110.9%
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    Value               $130.3 million       $26.2 million           +397.3%
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    Transactions                36,145              12,318           +193.4%
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    Montreal Exchange
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                          January 2010       December 2009      January 2009
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    Volume (Contracts)       2,906,941           2,951,824         2,461,315
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    Open Interest
     (Contracts)             2,946,190           2,769,794         2,039,693
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                               2010                2009            % Change
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    Volume (Contracts)       2,906,941           2,461,315             18.1%
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    Open Interest
     (Contracts)             2,946,190           2,039,693             44.4%
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    NGX
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                          January 2010       December 2009      January 2009
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    Natural Gas Volume
     (Terajoules)              978,445             981,823         1,068,948
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    Crude Oil Volume
     (Kilo Barrels)              5,409               4,911               N/A
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    Electricity Volume
     (Gigawatt Hours)            6,458               5,017             5,651
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                                 2010               2009            % Change
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    Natural Gas Volume
     (Terajoules)              978,445           1,068,948             -8.5%
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    Crude Oil Volume
     (Kilo Barrels)              5,409                 N/A               N/A
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    Electricity Volume
     (Gigawatt Hours)            6,458               5,651            +14.3%
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    All figures are as of January 31, 2010. Because equity trades have a
    three-day settlement, figures may be subject to change until all January
    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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