ICE Says Nov Average Daily Volume For Futures, Options Falls 14%

Average daily volume for futures and options declined by 14% in November from the year-earlier period, while cash equities rose 9%, Intercontinental Exchange said Wednesday. Average daily volume for commodities rose 12%, with energy up 13%, driven by natural gas, Brent, other oil and Gasoil, according to ICE. Average daily volume for financials fell 38%, mainly due to continued low volatility in Continental European short-term interest rates. On the New York Stock Exchange, average daily volume of U.S. cash equities rose 9%, while U.s. equity options fell 19%.

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