The trading volume in August in the Spanish Stock Market came in at €33.6 billion, up 9.5% from a year earlier. The trading volume for the first eight months of the year totalled €450.7 billion, down 4.2% from the same period in 2016.
The number of equity trades on the Spanish Stock Market markets in August reached 3.3 million, up 6.4% year-on-year. The number of equity trades to the end of August totalled €34.8 million, 7.7% down year-on-year.
As for the ETF segment, the trading volume in August came in at €218.6 million, down 0.4% from the previous month and down 15.3% on a year earlier. The number of ETF trades in August was 6,532, up 13% from the same month in 2016.
The trading volume on the Warrants and Certificates market to the end of August totalled €304.3 million, down 38.2% year-on-year. The trading volume in this segment in August was €33.9, up 26.3% from the preceding month.
Futures and Options
The trading volume in the Derivatives market in the first eight months of the year remained the same relative to the previous year, at 27.3 million contracts.
In August 471.127 IBEX 35 Futures contracts and 121,835 Mini IBEX Futures were traded, representing respective increases of 3.6% and 2.3% from the preceding month. The open position of these contracts in this period increased 16% and 6% from August 2016.
In August trading in IBEX 35 Options decreased 5.3% year-on-year, with 160,879 contracts traded, while in contrast the open position grew 0.5% to 643,723 contracts.
As regards Stock Futures both the trading volume and the open position increased from a year earlier to 11.4% and 22.6% respectively.
Trading in Stock Options grew in August and in the first eight months of the year, by 40.2% and 4.4% respectively. The number of contracts traded in August came in at 1.3 million, bringing the figure to the end of August to 13 million. The open position increased 6.8% from the preceding month.
In August the trading volume on the Fixed Income market stood at €3.6 billion and it totalled €70.3 billion (-41.4%) in the first eight months of the year.
New issues admitted to trading on the Private Debt market in August also reached a record low for the year, at €1.1 billion, leaving an accumulated trading volume of €80.4 billion (-15.3%) for the first eight months of the year.
New admissions on MARF at the end of August came in at €2.6 billion, up 105% year-on-year. The outstanding balance to the end of August of reached €2.3 billion, an increase of 54.7% relative to the same period last year.