NYSE Euronext said its cash trading in equities in the United States is down 21.8% from a year ago, while it global volume in derivative transactions is up 8.4%.

The operator of the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex markets said it executed 6.3 million derivatives contracts each day in August. This was driven, it said, by a 30.3% gain in trading in equity options in the United States. European trading dropped 6%.

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