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BATS reports record US options market share in July; ETFs remain strong

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BATS Global Markets (BATS) today reported July data and highlights including record market share of 10.8 per cent for its US options business, surpassing the previous record of 9.9 per cent set in April 2015.

In US options, BATS set a one-day record of 2.47 million contracts traded on July 24 and also set a one-day market share record of 11.8 per cent on 21 July. In July, BATS Options recorded eight of its top ten days on record in terms of market share.

In US equities, BATS reported market share of 21.0 per cent in July, up from 20.3 per cent one year ago. Average daily matched volume on the BATS Exchanges was 1.41 billion shares, up from 1.16 billion shares one year ago. BATS also remained the No1 US market for exchange-traded fund (ETF) trading in July, executing 25.9 per cent of all ETF volume.

In Europe, BATS Chi-X Europe’s market share rose year-on-year in 12 of the 15 markets in which the exchange offers trading, with pan-European market share of 23.4 per cent. In Europe, BXTR, the company’s trade reporting facility, also retained the #1 spot, with EUR401.1 billion reported, an average of EUR18.2 billion per trading day.

Hotspot, BATS’ institutional spot foreign exchange market, posted average daily volume of USD23.5 billion in July vs. USD24.0 billion one year ago. Total volume traded on Hotspot in July was USD540.7 billion (23 trading days) vs. USD551.6 billion one year ago (23 trading days).

In all, the BATS markets executed USD110.5 billion of notional volume per day in July. BATS was the largest equities market operator globally handling more than USD1,490.5 billion.

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