March 5, 2014 (TORONTO) - TMX Group Limited today announced February 2014 trading statistics for its diversified group of marketplaces - Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Alpha, Montreal Exchange (MX) and NGX.
Trading volume on Toronto Stock Exchange in February 2014 decreased 9% compared to the previous month, but increased 10% compared to February 2013. Volume on TSX Venture Exchange increased 13% in February 2014 compared to January 2014, and increased 19% compared to February 2013. Trading volume on TMX Select in February 2014 decreased 25% compared to the previous month, but increased 56% compared to February 2013. Alpha trading volume in February 2014 decreased 8% compared to the previous month, and decreased 34% compared to the same month a year earlier.
In February 2014 volume on MX decreased 8% compared to the previous month, and was essentially flat compared to the same month a year earlier. Open interest contracts at the end of February 2014 increased 7% from the end of January 2014, and increased 2% year-over-year.
Volume on NGX in February 2014 increased 20% compared to January 2014, and increased 49% from February 2013. On February 24, 2014, NGX set a daily volume record of 185,963 terajoules traded, which surpasses the previous record day of 138,721 terajoules traded on September 25, 2009.
About TMX Group (TSX: X)
TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Alpha Group, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montreal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Natural Gas Exchange, BOX Options Exchange, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada (Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver), in key U.S. markets (New York, Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London, Beijing and Sydney. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at http://www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tmxgroup.