NYSE Euronext reports December global derivatives ADV of 5.9M contracts NYSE Euronext announced trading volumes for its global derivatives and cash equities exchanges for December. Global derivatives average daily volume of 5.9 million contracts, excluding Bclear in December 2013 decreased 7.6% compared to December 2012 and decreased 10.8% from November 2013. U.S. equity options volumes in December 2013 decreased 13.2% compared to December 2012 and decreased 9.9% sequentially. ADV in U.S. cash equities declined 8.7% year-over-year but increased 0.9% month-over-month. European cash equities ADV in December 2013 increased 13.6% compared to December 2012, but decreased 9.3% from November 2013 levels.
NYSE owner warns of cyber risk to frequency trading, Financial Times says IntercontinentalExchange CEO Jeff Sprecher warned that efforts to fend off cyber hackers could reverse the momentumtowards faster markets, reports the Financial Times. Sprecher adds that the growing risk of cyber attacks would force traders to pass new electronic sentries as they connect to his exchanges. Reference Link