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On-Exchange Derivatives Trading Grew 20.2% in 2018
New data from the Futures Industry Association (FIA) shows a 20.2% increase in the number of futures and options contracts traded globally on exchanges in 2018.Futures volume rose 15.6% to 17.15 billion contracts traded, while options volume rose 26.8% to 13.13 billion contracts traded."The rapid growth in derivatives trading on exchanges around the world highlights the value that these products continue to provide for end-users and investors," says Walt Lukken, president and CEO of FIA. The overall rate of growth was the highest since 2010, when rapid growth in Asia-Pacific and Latin America combined with a recovery in the North American interest-rate sector to produce a growth rate of 26.4%.

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