Stockholm, March 4, 2019 – Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today publishes monthly trade statistics for the Nordic1 and Baltic2 markets. Below follows a summary of the statistics for February 2019:
- The share trading decreased by 16.5% to a daily average of 3.090bn EUR, compared to 3.700bn EUR in February 2018. Compared to the previous month, January 2019, the daily average increased by 14.1%.
- Cleared derivatives volume decreased by 13.4% to a daily average of 409,875 contracts, compared with 473,500 contracts in February 2018.
- ETF trading3 (Exchange Traded Funds) decreased by 20.4% to a daily average of 35.2m EUR compared to 44.2m EUR in February 2018.
- Nordea ABp was the most traded stock per day during the past month, followed by Swedbank AB.
- Morgan Stanley Int. Plc was the most active member during the past month, followed by Deutsche Bank AG.
- Nasdaq Nordic’s share of order-book trading in our listed stocks decreased to 66.0%, compared to 66.3% previous month4.
The average order book depth on the best price level was larger at Nasdaq Nordic than the second most liquid trading venue, see detailed figures per exchange:
- For OMXC25 companies 2.1 larger
- For OMXH25 companies 1.7 larger
- For OMXS30 companies 1.8 larger
Nasdaq Nordic’s average time at EBBO5 (European Best Bid and Offer) was:
- For OMXC25 companies 92.7%
- For OMXH25 companies 89.9%
- For OMXS30 companies 92.4%
- Nasdaq Copenhagen, Helsinki, Iceland and Stockholm.
- Nasdaq Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius.
- ETF trading figure encompasses Nasdaq Stockholm and Nasdaq Helsinki.
- Included are the main European marketplaces that offer trading in Nasdaq Nordic listed shares. Source: Thomson Reuters.
- EBBO (European Best Bid and Offer) refers to the current best price available for selling or buying a trading instrument such as a stock.
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