Boston, December 1, 2016 – The market dynamics since the second half of 2015 have been somewhat a continuation of an ongoing global theme of low interest rate environments and deflated commodity prices. Despite several “black swan”-like geopolitical events that surprised most market participants, global derivatives trading volume has been fairly stagnant overall, with periodic and short-lived volume surges. However, volume trends in futures and options do diverge due to regional economic growth and regional regulatory and technology drivers as well as across products. Drilling down into the details can help one to gain an understanding of the uncertainties ahead.
This Aite Group report highlights recent regulatory updates that will shape the industry, analyzes the volume trends and market dynamics in global listed futures and options trading from mid-2015 to the end of Q3 2016, and examines the total open interest count to gauge the sustainability of trading activity. It is based on an amalgamation of publicly available macroeconomic data, market data, and information as well as interviews with industry experts, mostly at leading exchanges, from July to September 2016.
This 45-page Impact Note contains 27 figures and six tables. Clients of Aite Group’s Institutional Securities & Investments service can download this report, the corresponding charts, and the Executive Impact Deck.
This report mentions BATS, BM&F Bovespa, Bombay Stock Exchange, Borsa Instanbul, CBOE, CBOT, CFFEX, CFTC, CME, Dalian Commodity Exchange, Eurex, Futures Industry Association, HKEx, ISE, JPX, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Moscow Exchange, National Stock Exchange, Nasdaq PHLX, NYSE Amex, OneChicago, Rosario Futures Exchange, Shanghai Futures Exchange, and Taiwan Futures Exchange.