ASX Reports a 15% Jump in the Average Daily Trades during October
Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) published its activity report for October 2021 today. In the last month, the exchange reported a significant jump in the total capital raised. The number reached $20.3 billion in October, which is an increase of 166% compared to the previous corresponding period (PCP).
The average daily number of trades increased by 15% on the PCP during the latest period. In terms of average daily value traded on-market, the figure touched $6.2 billion. Volatility (as measured by the average daily movement in the All-Ordinaries Index) was 0.5% in October, compared to 0.8% in the PCP).
The overall cash market value, including open trading and auctions trading, saw significant gains in October 2021. However, the total notional cleared value decreased sharply in the recent period.
“In October 2021, average daily futures volume was up 32% and average daily options volume was up 3% on the PCP. Total average daily futures and options on futures volumes were up 31% on the PCP. In October 2021, the notional value of OTC interest rate derivative contracts centrally cleared was $300.543 billion, compared to $837.109 billion in the PCP,” ASX mentioned in the report.
The single stock options average daily contracts traded were up by 13% last month. In contrast, index options average daily contracts traded declined 24% on the PCP. In October 2021, Participant margin balances held on the balance sheet at month-end totalled $12.2 billion.
“The value of securities held in CHESS was 27% higher than the PCP. The number of dominant settlement messages in October 2021 was 6% lower than the PCP. The value of securities held in Austraclear was 7% higher than the PCP. During the month of October, there were no admissions or resignations,” the exchange added.
Earlier this year, ASX highlighted several risks of crypto custody in a letter to the Australian Senate and called for clear regulations relating to companies working as crypto custodians in the region.
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