MONTREAL, Oct. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal Exchange Inc. (MX) (TSX : MXX)
reported today that its trading volume reached a total of 10 million contracts
for the third quarter of 2007, an increase of 1.7% compared to the same period
For the first nine months ended September 30, 2007, MX reported that
total trading activity increased 9.3% from the same period of the previous
year to reach a total of 33.1 million contracts traded on the MX market.
Interest Rate Derivatives
Trading activity in the Three-Month Canadian Bankers' Acceptance Futures
contract (BAX) totalled 3.3 million contracts for the third quarter of 2007, a
24.3% decrease compared to the same period of 2006. For the first nine months
of 2007, BAX trading volumes decreased by 2.9% compared to the same period of
the previous year to reach a total of 12.5 million contracts. Open interest
for the BAX stood at 288,431 contracts on September 30, 2007 compared to
437,793 contracts on the same date of 2006.
A total of 2.2 million Ten-Year Government of Canada Bond Futures
contracts (CGB) were traded in the third quarter of 2007, a 15.6% increase
from the same period last year. Trading volumes for the CGB increased 32% in
the nine month period of 2007 to reach a total of 7.3 million contracts. Open
interest for the CGB stood at 244,251 contracts on September 30, 2007 compared
to 274,155 contracts on the same date of 2006.
Trading activity in the SXF, the S&P Canada 60 Index Futures contract,
increased 33.3% for the third quarter of 2007 to reach 1,046,172 contracts.
SXF trading volume grew 28.7% in the nine month period of 2007 to total
2.8 million contracts. Open interest in the SXF was 162,823 contracts on
September 30, 2007, compared to 158,080 contracts on the same date of 2006.
A total of 3.2 million equity options and ETF options were traded during
the third quarter of 2007, a 26.1% increase in volume compared to the third
quarter of 2006. For the first nine months of the year, trading volume reached
9.8 million contracts, an increase of 8.6% from the same period of the
previous year. Open interest was 1.67 million contracts on September 30, 2007,
an 11.1% increase from September 30, 2006.
Detailed statistical data on MX trading volumes will be available as of
October 9, 2007 on the web site of the Exchange at the following address:
About Montréal Exchange Inc.
The Montréal Exchange (MX) is Canada's financial derivatives exchange.
The MX offers trading in Canadian interest rate, index and equity derivatives.
Clearing, settlement and risk management services are provided by an AA rated
clearing house, the Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, fully owned by
the MX. Our integrated trading and clearing services are supported by a
proprietary suite of exchange technologies, known as SOLA(R). The MX also has
interests in: the Boston Options Exchange (BOX), a U.S. automated equity
options market, for which MX is the technical operator; the Canadian Resources
Exchange (CAREX), a new corporation created with NYMEX that is dedicated to
developing the Canadian energy market; and the Montréal Climate Exchange
(MCeX), a joint venture with the Chicago Climate Exchange(R), aiming to
establish the leading market for publicly traded environmental products in
Canada. For more information about the Montréal Exchange, please visit
For further information:
For further information: Lise Tessier, (514) 871-2424 ext. 412; Jean
Charles Robillard, (514) 871-3551, (after October 8, 2007)