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Traders make ample use of our extended trading hours in roll month March

Release date: 03 Apr 2019 | Eurex Exchange, Eurex Clearing

Traders make ample use of our extended trading hours in roll month March

Exciting news: the results in March – the first roll month after the launch of our extended trading hours (THX) in the Asian time zones in December 2018 – exceeded our expectation. High trading activity during the THX of the roll period demonstrate the strong confidence in price quality and market depth. The figures in detail:

Key figures Fixed Income roll (4 March – 8 March)

  • close to 150 members have traded during the roll, about two thirds of all members being active during THX
  • largest portion of trading in the first hour after the opening (32 percent)
  • average daily volume (ADV) 43,100 traded contracts 
  • over 250,000 contracts (single counted) traded, highest weekly volume since launch of THX
  • diversified trade distribution among Bund (36 percent), Bobl (21 percent) and Schatz (42 percent) Futures

Key figures Equity Index roll (11 March–15 March)

  • volume during March roll increased by 46 percent compared to first Equity Index Roll (17 December–21 December 2018) 
  • average daily volume (ADV) increased from 27,000 to 33,300  
  • supported by significantly more liquidity on the best bid and ask prices in the order book in EURO STOXX: 100 contracts in December vs. 250 contracts in March 

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