and the trillions keep marching in YTD = 28% increase
ICE Reports 19% ADV Futures Growth for August 2010; $11.5 Trillion Cleared in CDS reported strong futures volume growth for August 2010. Average daily volume (ADV) for ICE's futures markets was 1,197,848 contracts, up 19% from August 2009. (:-) Year-to-date through August 31, 2010, ADV across ICE's futures exchanges was 1,300,209 contracts, an increase of 28% compared to the same period of 2009. Total futures volume in August 2010 was 26.3 million contracts. August 2010 Review ICE Futures Europe records achieved in August: The exchange established an overall open interest record in August, along with open interest records for ICE ECX emissions futures and options and ICE WTI options. Open interest at ICE's CDS clearing houses surpassed $1 trillion in August, and buy-side CDS clearing at ICE Trust crossed $2 billion in gross notional value. Through August 27, ICE's CDS clearing houses have cleared $11.5 trillion in gross notional value on a cumulative basis on 286,645 transactions. ICE currently lists 243 CDS contracts for clearing. ICE Trust U.S. (ICE Trust) has cleared $7 trillion of gross notional value since inception, including $409 billion in single-name CDS, resulting in open interest of $488 billion. ICE Trust offers clearing for 35 indexes and 81 single-name instruments. ICE Clear Europe has cleared euro 3.3 trillion ($4.5 trillion) of gross notional value since inception, including euro 512 billion in single-name CDS, resulting in euro 437 billion ($554 billion) of open interest. ICE Clear Europe offers clearing for 26 indexes and 101 single-name instruments.
Rolling Three-Month Average Rate per Contract (RPC)