Nasdaq Sees a Decrease in US Fixed Income Trading Volume for May

Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) reported on Wednesday its monthly volumes for May, noting a slight decline compared with the previous month for equity derivatives markets. According to the report published on their website, the figure was 247 million contracts in the US equity options volume, representing a decline from the 249 figure hit in April. On the other hand, 5.3 million contracts of European options and futures were traded, which is an increase from April that stood at 5 million contracts.

Also, in the cash equities volume, specifically for the US matched equities, May witnessed 36,467 million shares traded, surging from the figure of April that was 35,248. The report stated that the European equity volume for May was 100.8 million shares traded in May, which is high from the number posted in April at 96.5.

Furthermore, the US fixed income volume declined in May, as Nasdaq reported $566 billion traded during that period, decreasing from the figure of April that stood at 630.

However, European fixed income didn’t have a bearish trend over the same period, as it saw 2.5 million contracts traded, compared to the 1.5 million contracts witnessed in April. Still, from the figures mentioned above, the only one underperforming compared to the same period last year was the US matched equity volume, which posted 40,213 million shares in May 2020, according to the report.

Nasdaq Q1 2021 Earnings

Recently, Finance Magnates reported the financial results from the US stock exchange operator for the first quarter of 2021. At that time, Nasdaq had a 21% year-over-year increase in its net business revenue.

The company said that 17% of the revenue jump came from organic growth in the core business. At the same time, it gained $18 million from the impact of favorable changes in FX rates and another $14 million gain from revenue of accusations.

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