BME Trading Reaches EUR 98.4 Billion In January, Up 30%

In January trading in equities on the Spanish market through SIBE reached EUR 98.4 billion, which marks a year on year increase of 30% and the highest monthly figure in the history of the stock exchange. Average daily trading volume

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In January trading in equities on the Spanish market through SIBE reached EUR 98.4 billion, which marks a year-on-year increase of 30% and the highest monthly figure in the history of the stock exchange. Average daily trading volume in January exceeded EUR 4.6 billion, with the total number of transactions reaching 1.78 million, up 35% on last year.

Trading on the Latibex market, the market in Euros for Latin American companies, exceeded EUR 64 million, which marked a 74% increase from the same month in 2005 and a new record high on this market. The number of trades increased 48%, hitting a monthly record high.

The return on the IBEX 35 index in January was 3.45% and that on the IBEX 35 with dividends was 3.97%. The monthly return on the IBEX MEDIUM CAP and IBEX SMALL CAP was 6.08% and 9.05% respectively. The return on the FTSE Latibex TOP index in January was 10.60%.

Trading volumes in January 2006 on the warrants and certificates market came in at EUR 236 million, which represents a 41% increase over the same month in 2005. The number of trades reached 41,328, 66% up on the same month last year.

Futures and Options trading through MEFF in January 2006 came in at 2.83 million contracts, up 70% up on January 2005. It is worth mentioning the heavy trading volume in Stock Futures, at 708,722 contracts, 330% up on last year.

Also worth noting is the growth of stock options, which hit 1.18 million contracts, 65% up on last year and Ibex Options, at 380,516 contracts, 25% up on last year. Ibex 35 Futures reached 464,508 contracts, 16% up on last year.

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