US Futures Market Review: Q3-2018
Calm returned to the financial markets during the third quarter. Futures volume growth slowed based on a lack of volatility, but TABB Group still projects a record volume year for US futures and options-on-futures as well as global futures markets. US futures volume is projected to top 4.4 billion contracts this year with almost all asset classes showing higher growth, the one exception being the energy complex. US options-on-futures volume is expected to top 1 billion contracts for the first time ever.
TABB Group’s Futures Market Review analyzes quarterly trends in the futures and options-on-futures markets in the US and offers a brief global overview. In addition, we provide details on swap and volatility futures contracts, as well as a comprehensive ranking of the top 25 FCMs as determined by customer segregated balances held on their books.