The best month of May in 5 years
The equity trading volume on the Spanish Stock Exchange in May was €84.3 billion, up 17% year on year, representing the best month of May since 2010. Accumulated volumes in the first five months of the year reached €433.5 billion, up 27% year on year.
The number of trades in May reached 4.4 million, down 11.9% from the same month a year earlier, while accumulated trades to the end of May reached 27.8 million, down 3.1% year on year.
As for the ETF segment, the trading volume in May came in at €946 million, up 106% from the same month a year earlier. The trading volume in the first five months of 2015 in this segment totalled €5.3 billion, up 33% from a year earlier.
The trading volume on the Warrants and Certificates market in the first five months of 2015 reached €534 million, up 46% year-on-year. The trading volume in May in this market reached €92.7 million, up 7% from April 2014. The number of issues admitted to trading on this market in May was 3,868, up 12% from a year earlier.
Futures and Options
The trading volume in May in this market reached 3.2 million contracts, up 10% year-on-year.
It is worth mentioning the heavy trading in Index Derivatives in May, with 561,583 IBEX 35 Futures contracts traded, up 9.2% year-on-year and 228,733 IBEX Mini Futures, up 10.3%. Trading in IBEX 35 Options was up 16% on the previous month.
The open interest on IBEX 35 Futures in May was 100,835 contracts, up 20.6% year-on-year. As for Stock Derivatives, it is worth mentioning the heavy growth seen in Dividend Futures, of 258% year-on-year and almost 100,000 contracts traded to the end of May. In contrast, trading in Stock Futures and Dividends in the same period was down 26.2% year-on-year.
Trading in Fixed Income continued growing in May. In the first five months it totaled 4,023 contracts on the Bono 10 Futures contract, up 161% year-on-year.
The trading volume on the Corporate Debt market in May was €57.7 billion, down 55% from the same month in 2014. The trading volume recorded in the first five months of the year totaled €282.1 billion, down 55.2% year on year.
The trading volume of new issues traded on this market totalled €76.7 billion to the end of May, up 84% year-on-year.
The trading volume on the SEND electronic trading platform in May reached €73 million while it totaled €504 million in the first five months of the year (-65.2% yoy), although Public Debt trading during the period reached €168 million, up 69.8% from a year earlier.