OneChicago Reports December 2009 Volume Up 37% From December 2008

Jan 06, 2010, 09:00 ET from OneChicago, LLC

CHICAGO, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- OneChicago, LLC today reported that 347,864 security futures contracts traded at the Exchange in December 2009, an increase of 37% from December 2008. Volume for 2009 was 2,983,148.


Open interest stood at 635,217 contracts at the end of December 2009, a 460% increase over December 2008.

The top five December volume contracts were:

                           General Electric Company Futures
                         Bristol-Meyer Squibb Company Futures
                                Medtronic, Inc. Futures
                           Proctor & Gamble Company Futures
                                 U.S. Bancorp Futures

OneChicago added 60 new listings during December 2009.

2009 Highlights

  • In May 2009, the Options Clearing Corporation and the CME Group Clearinghouse received approval to include certain OneChicago ETF futures in their cross margining agreements.
  • In June 2009, OneChicago lowered the thresholds for exchange fee volume discount from 500,000 to 250,000 contracts per month.
  • On June 11th, OneChicago expanded the list of firms eligible for OneChicago clearing firm status to include those firms that are approved to clear Single Stock Futures at the Options Clearing Corporation.
  • On July 30th, OneChicago announced a new price schedule for market data and branded the OneChicago market data as OCX.marketdata.(TM)
  • On December 15th, OneChicago announced the planned January 15th, 2010 launch of OCX.Weekly(TM) futures.
  • On December 18th, OneChicago modified its listing standards to include additional equity products and certain corporate bonds.
  • Thirteen new firms, an increase of 28%, were added to the OCX.BETS platform, OneChicago's block and EFP trade reporting and matching platform
  • OneChicago added 609 new listings in 2009, an increase of 52%

About OneChicago: OneChicago is the only US regulated all-electronic exchange for trading Single Stock Futures ("SSFs"). Presently OneChicago lists approximately 1,776 products, including ETFs. Contracts are cleared through the centralized counterparty, AAA - rated, OCC and are regulated by both the SEC and CFTC. SSFs, a delta one product, are synthetic stock loan/borrow transactions and are an equity-financing vehicle similar to equity swaps. For more information, please visit our website at:

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