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ICE Reports February Futures Volume

ATLANTA, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, today reported futures volume for February 2013. ICE's average daily volume (ADV) for futures and options was 3,640,377 contracts, a decline of 10% from the prior February. Total contract volume in February 2013 was 69 million. All prior period contract volumes have been adjusted to include the transitioned futures contracts, which previously traded in ICE's OTC markets.

Financial Updates and Guidance

  • ICE's March 2013 volume press release will be issued on Wednesday, April 3 rather than on April 2 due to the UK holiday.

February 2013 Review

  • ICE Clear Credit began clearing for Markit iTraxx Europe CDS indices on February 25.
  • On February 15, the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act waiting period expired for ICE's transaction with NYSE Euronext.
  • ICE and Cetip's jointly developed fixed-income trading platform Cetip Trader launched on February 25, following a successful beta test and regulatory approval.
  • Monthly and daily volume records were established in ICE Emission EUA and RBOB Gasoline futures contracts. Daily volume records were also set in ICE Heating Oil and ICE Russell 1000 Growth Index futures.  
  • During February, open interest records were set in Brent Crude futures, WTI options, Heating Oil futures, Coal Rotterdam options, Russell 1000 Growth futures and Dutch TTF Natural Gas options.                              

ICE Futures Contracts & Markets ADV

Product Line (Futures & Options)

ADV

Feb

2013

ADV

Feb

2012

ADV

%
Change

ADV

YTD Feb

2013

ADV

YTD Feb

2012

ADV

%
Change

ICE Brent

686,843

635,979

8.0%

681,222

606,238

12.4%

ICE Gasoil

290,438

275,651

5.4%

290,043

283,070

2.5%

ICE Other Oil (1)*

276,250

243,479

13.5%

268,635

225,527

19.1%

   ICE OIL

1,253,531

1,155,109

8.5%

1,239,900

1,114,835

11.2%

ICE Natural Gas*

1,133,136

1,962,463

-42.3%

1,224,570

2,076,661

-41.0%

ICE Power*

704,528

438,114

60.8%

603,623

416,256

45.0%

ICE Emissions & Other (2)

57,759

40,247

43.5%

51,232

40,116

27.7%

   TOTAL ENERGY

3,148,954

3,595,934

-12.4%

3,119,325

3,647,868

-14.5%

ICE Sugar

177,943

160,833

10.6%

153,588

141,067

8.9%

ICE Other Ags (3)

169,678

139,761

21.4%

149,553

122,949

21.6%

   TOTAL AGRICULTURAL

347,621

300,594

15.6%

303,140

264,016

14.8%

ICE Equity Index (4)

104,926

135,336

-22.5%

97,118

127,702

-23.9%

ICE FX (5)

38,877

31,912

21.8%

35,640

28,865

23.5%

   TOTAL FINANCIALS

143,802

167,248

-14.0%

132,759

156,567

-15.2%

   TOTAL FUTURES & OPTIONS

3,640,377

4,063,776

-10.4%

3,555,224

4,068,451

-12.6%

Note: Figures may not foot due to rounding.
(1) "ICE Other Oil" includes futurized oil contracts, WTI, Heating Oil, RBOB Gasoline and Middle East Sour Crude. Excludes Daily Brent Bullet contracts.
(2) "ICE Emissions & Other" includes all emissions contracts, freight, coal and iron ore and uranium.
(3) "ICE Other Ags" includes Cocoa, Coffee "C", Cotton No. 2, Orange Juice, Corn, Wheat, Soybeans, Barley and Canola.
(4) "ICE Equity Index" includes the Russell 2000®, Russell 1000®, and the Continuous Commodity Index.
(5) "ICE FX" includes futures and options for the U.S. Dollar Index and foreign exchange.
*Historical volume has been adjusted to include new energy futures contracts.

 

 ICE Futures Monthly and YTD Volume

Futures & Options
Products

 

February

2013

 

February

2012

 

Percent

Change

 

YTD Feb

2013

 

YTD Feb

2012

 

Percent

Change

Energy*

59,830,134

71,918,682

-16.8%

124,772,980

145,914,709

-14.5%

Agricultural

6,604,792

6,011,874

9.9%

12,149,951

10,584,692

14.8%

Financials

2,732,244

3,344,957

-18.3%

5,310,347

6,262,674

-15.2%

TOTAL CONTRACTS

69,167,170

81,275,513

-14.9%

142,233,278

162,762,075

-12.6%

*Historical energy volume has been adjusted to include new energy futures contracts.

 

Rolling Three-Month Average Rate per Contract (RPC)

 

Futures & Options
Products

Three Months
Ending     

February 2013

Three Months
Ending
January 2013

Three Months
Ending    

December 2012

Energy*

$1.07

$1.08

$1.07

Agricultural*

$2.59

$2.54

$2.47

Financials

$1.03

$1.04

$1.00

*Historical energy RPC has been adjusted to include new energy futures contracts and agricultural RPC has been adjusted to include Canadian contracts.

 

ICE Futures & Options Open Interest


February 28, 2013

December 31, 2012

Energy*

77,684,818

70,108,837

Agricultural

2,434,386

2,502,583

Financials

532,896

463,058

*Historical energy open interest has been updated to include new energy futures contracts.

 

  • Through February 22, ICE's CDS clearing houses have cleared $38 trillion in gross notional value on a cumulative basis across 1.2 million trades. ICE Clear Credit has cleared $2.2 trillion in single-name CDS resulting in open interest of $742 billion. ICE Clear Europe has cleared €1.6 trillion ($2.2 trillion) in single-name CDS resulting in €541 billion ($713 billion) of open interest. ICE lists 423 CDS instruments for clearing. A complete summary of CDS clearing can be found at: https://www.theice.com/clear_credit.jhtml
  • Trading days in February 2013
    • ICE Futures Europe & U.S: 19
    • ICE Futures Canada: 19

Note: As of October 15, 2012, ICE transitioned all of the open interest in OTC cleared energy swaps contracts to futures contracts. All futures volumes in the tables above have been adjusted to treat, on a pro forma basis, the OTC cleared energy swaps contracts as futures contracts for all periods prior to October 2012.

RPC is calculated by dividing transaction revenues by contract volume, and may vary based on pricing, customer and product mix.

Historical futures volume and OTC commission data can be found at: http://ir.theice.com/supplemental.cfm

About IntercontinentalExchange 
IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) is a leading operator of regulated exchanges and clearing houses serving the risk management needs of global markets for agricultural, credit, currency, emissions, energy and equity index products. ICE serves customers in more than 70 countries. www.theice.com  

The following are trademarks of IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. and/or its affiliated companies: IntercontinentalExchange, ICE, ICE and block design, ICE Futures Europe, ICE Clear Europe, ICE Clear Canada, ICE Clear US, ICE Futures U.S., and ICE OTC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information regarding registered trademarks owned by IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. and/or its affiliated companies, see https://www.theice.com/terms.jhtml

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 - Statements in this press release regarding IntercontinentalExchange's business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see ICE's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors in ICE's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, as filed with the SEC on February 6, 2013.

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