NYSE Euronext said its trading in futures and options was up slightly in November. But stock trading in the United States was down 10% from a year ago.

The operations and technology firm said the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex handled average daily volume of 2.1 billion shares in November 2011. That is down 9.9%, it said, from November 2010 and 15.5% from a month earlier.

NYSE Euronext’s market share of matched orders involving NYSE-listed stocks in November 2011 was 34.1%, down from 36.1% in November 2010, but up from 33.9% in October 2011.

Global derivatives volume of 8.3 million contracts a day in November was up 0.7% from a year earlier. U.S equities options trading volume was up 10%.

NYSE Euronext European derivatives products volume of 4.0 million contracts decreased 9.1% compared to November 2010, but increased 16.4% from October 2011.

Excluding Bclear, NYSE Liffe's trade administration and clearing service for negotiated products, European derivatives products volume decreased 2.3% compared to November 2010 and increased 7.3% from October 2011.

NYSE Euronext U.S. equity options on NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex totaled 4.2 million contracts on average each day in November 2011 and increased 10% compared to November 2010 levels. But that was down 9.3% from October.

Separately, the London Stock Exchange Group said the average daily value traded on the United Kingdom order book was 5.0 billion euros, down 4% year over year. In November, the average daily number of trades was up 26% to 715,022.

The LSE’s share of trading in the total United Kingdom order book for November was 60.5%, it said.

Tom Steinert-Threlkeld writes for Securities Technology Monitor.



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