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BATS Global Markets Reports Strong Market Share in U.S. and European Equities, U.S. Options; Welcomes Eight New ETFs in November


BATS Global Markets (BATS) today reported November data and highlights including one of its best months on record for its European Equities business, with 25.3% market share.

In all, the BATS markets executed $106.4 billion of notional value per day in November. For the fourth month in a row, BATS was the largest equities market operator globally handling more than $1.31 trillion notionally.

For the month, BATS Chi-X Europe reported average daily notional traded was €11.7 billion. BXTR, the company’s trade reporting facility, remained #1 in Europe, with €367.6 billion reported, an average of €17.5 billion per trading day.

In U.S. Equities, BATS reported another strong month with market share of 20.9% in November, up from 20.3% reported one year ago. Average daily matched volume on the BATS Exchanges was 1.43 billion shares, up from 1.25 billion shares one year ago.

In U.S. Options, BATS successfully launched its second options market, EDGX Options, on Monday, November 2nd. BATS reported 8.7% market share for U.S. Options in November, up from 7.9% in October and 5.8% one year ago.

BATS welcomed eight new ETFs to its U.S. market in November and remained the #1 U.S. market operator for ETF trading in November, executing 26.5% of all ETF volume. BATS also announced that ProShares will become the first issuer to transfer products to BATS from another exchange with four ProShares ETFs scheduled to be transferred on or about December 15, 2015.

Hotspot, BATS’ institutional spot foreign exchange market, posted average daily volume of $22.4 billion in November vs. $23.9 billion in October. Total volume traded on Hotspot in November was $470.2 billion (21 trading days) vs. $526.9 billion in October (22 trading days).

November 2015 Volume and Market Share Overview

U.S. Equities (BATS Exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGA, EDGX)


November 2015

Overall Industry – Average Daily Consolidated Volume       6.83 billion shares
BATS Exchanges – Matched Market Share       20.9%
BATS Exchanges – Average Daily Matched Volume       1.43 billion shares

U.S. Equity Options (BATS Options – BZX Options + EDGX Options)

BATS Options – Matched Market Share       8.7%
BATS Options – Average Daily Matched Volume       1,355,855 contracts

European Equities (BATS Chi-X Europe)

Pan-European Consolidated Volume1 – Average Daily Notional Value       €46.4 billion
BATS Chi-X Europe – Overall European Market Share       25.3%
BATS Chi-X Europe – Total Notional Value Traded       €246.6 billion
BATS Chi-X Europe – Average Daily Notional Value       €11.7 billion

European Trade Reporting (BXTR)

BXTR – Total Notional Value Reported       €367.6 billion
BXTR – Average Daily Notional Value Reported       €17.5 billion

Foreign Exchange (Hotspot)

Total Volume Traded (U.S. Dollar)       $470.2 billion
Average Daily Volume (ADV)       $22.4 billion

1 Based on BATS Chi-X Europe market coverage, available at

Additional monthly highlights are outlined below by business line.

U.S. Equities and Options – Highlights, Volume and Market Share Statistics

  • BATS successfully launched its second options exchange – EDGX Options – on Monday, November 2nd and completed the phased symbol rollout on November 17th. EDGX Options offers trading in all multiply-listed equity options available for trading in the U.S.
  • BATS announced on November 30th that ProShares will become the first issuer to transfer products to The BATS ETF Marketplace from another exchange. ProShares will transfer four ETFs to BATS on or about December 15, 2015.
  • During November, BATS welcomed six new ETFs from iShares to its U.S. market and two new ETFs from WisdomTree. Additional information on all products listed on BATS is available on The BATS ETF Marketplace website.
  • During November, the BZX Exchange ranked 1st or 2nd in quality of trading in 59.6% of the stocks in the S&P 500® Index, as measured by effective spread, according to the BATS market quality statistics.
  • Combined, the BATS Exchanges had the lowest effective spread in 64% of the top 50 exchange-traded products in November.

U.S. EQUITIES: BATS Exchanges (BYX, BZX, EDGA, EDGX) Volume and Market Share

      November 2015     November 2014
BATS Exchanges percentage of overall U.S. equities market share     20.9%     20.3%
Average daily volume (ADV) traded on BATS Exchanges     1.43 billion shares     1.25 billion shares
Total industry volume     6.83 billion shares     6.17 billion shares
Total notional value traded on BATS Exchanges     $1.06 trillion     $937 billion
Average daily notional value traded on BATS Exchanges     $52.8 billion     $49.3 billion
BATS overall market share – Tape A securities     18.3%     18.4%
BATS overall market share – Tape B securities     26.2%     23.7%
BATS overall market share – Tape C securities     23.0%     21.7%
BATS overall market share in ETF trading     26.5%     23.7%

For additional U.S. equities market volume information: BATS U.S. Equities Market Volume Summary

U.S. OPTIONS: BATS Options (BZX Options + EDGX Options) Volume and Market Share
      November 2015     November 2014
Total average daily matched volume (market share) for BATS Options     8.7%     5.8%
BZX Options: Average daily matched volume (market share)     8.6%     5.8%
EDGX Options: Average daily matched volume (market share)     0.1%     N/A
Total average daily matched volume (contracts) for BATS Options     1,355,855     884,941
BZX Options: Average daily matched volume (contracts)     1,340,966     884,941
EDGX Options: Average daily matched volume (contracts)     14,889     N/A

For additional U.S. Options market volume information: BATS U.S. Options Market Volume Summary

European Equities – BATS Chi-X Europe Highlights, Volume and Market Share Statistics

BATS Chi-X Europe Market Share by Market 2 (In millions, except percentages)
      November 2015     November 2014
BATS Chi-X Europe overall market share     25.3%     22.9%
BATS Chi-X Europe Average daily notional value     € 11,741.9     €9,538.8
Displayed average daily notional value     € 10,513.6     €8,527.1
Non-displayed3 average daily notional value     € 1,228.3     €1,011.7
London market overall     27.6%     24.0%
FTSE 100 securities     29.3%     25.9%
FTSE 250 securities     26.7%     21.7%
Paris market overall     24.9%     25.6%
CAC 40 securities     25.0%     25.9%
CAC Next20 securities     28.1%     28.2%
Frankfurt market overall     28.4%     27.2%
DAX 30 securities     30.4%     28.3%
MDAX securities     30.7%     30.2%
TecDAX securities     25.2%     26.0%
Amsterdam market overall     24.4%     22.9%
AEX securities     25.2%     23.3%
AMX securities     21.4%     22.9%
Brussels market overall     26.1%     26.9%
BEL 20 securities     25.3%     26.1%
Milan market overall     17.1%     14.3%
FTSE MIB securities     18.3%     14.8%
Zurich market overall     25.8%     18.7%
SMI securities     28.3%     20.5%
SMIM securities     22.7%     20.1%
Nordic market overall     24.4%     24.8%
Helsinki OMXH25 securities     30.8%     27.0%
Stockholm OMXS30 securities     26.2%     27.5%
Copenhagen OMXC20 securities     25.4%     24.1%
Oslo OBX securities     24.8%     21.2%
Vienna market overall     14.7%     19.5%
ATX securities     15.2%     20.3%
Lisbon market overall     18.2%     14.0%
PSI-20 securities     18.3%     14.1%
Dublin market overall     12.3%     12.6%
ISEQ 20 securities     12.5%     13.4%
Madrid market overall     22.9%     17.7%
IBEX 35 securities     23.8%     18.0%

Key Indices

EUROSTOXX 50 securities     25.3%     22.9%
FTSE RIOB     12.4%     6.8%

2 Represent consolidated figures for BXE and CXE lit and dark books, unless otherwise noted.
3 BXE and CXE non-displayed order books.

For additional European equities market volume information: BATS Pan-European Market Volume Summary

Foreign Exchange – Hotspot Highlights, Volume and Market Share Statistics 4

Hotspot daily, monthly, and quarterly volumes are posted on the Hotspot website.

Hotspot Market Statistics
      November 2015     November 2014
Total Volume Traded (U.S. Dollar)     $470.2 billion     $655.7 billion
Average Daily Volume (ADV)     $22.4 billion     $32.8 billion
Number of Trading Days     21     20
Hotspot Volume Percentage Breakdown
      November 2015     November 2014
Europe     43.7%     44.5%
Americas     40.3%     37.3%
Asia     16.0%     18.2%
Top Five currency pairs in November by volume percentage
Currency Pair     Percentage
EUR/USD     28.5%
USD/JPY     14.4%
GBP/USD     11.5%
AUD/USD     8.6%
USD/CAD     8.0%

4 Market share figures are for full month. BATS closed its acquisition of Hotspot on March 13, 2015. Hotspot volumes represent the notional value in U.S. dollars of all trades executed on the platform, counting one side of the transaction. Hotspot Volume Percentage Breakdown is based on the times at which the trades were executed, based on EST (i.e. EST: Asia: 5pm-2am, Europe: 2am-9am, US: 9am-5pm).

About BATS Global Markets, Inc.

BATS Global Markets, Inc., a leading global operator of exchanges and services for financial markets, is committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers. In Europe, BATS operates the largest pan-European equities exchange, offering trading and listing services across 15 major European markets, as well as BXTR, the continent’s largest trade reporting facility. In the U.S., BATS operates four stock exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGX and EDGA – and regularly ranks as the top market for ETF and retail-driven liquidity. The company is a listing venue for ETFs and other structured products, also operates two U.S. equity options markets – BATS BZX Options and BATS EDGX Options. Globally, BATS serves the foreign exchange (FX) market, the world’s largest asset class, with Hotspot, a leading institutional spot foreign exchange market. With its world-class technology and relentless customer focus, BATS strives to bring efficiency, transparency and fairness to market participants. The company is headquartered in Kansas City with offices in New York, London, Chicago and Singapore. Further information on BATS can be found at and by following us on Twitter @BATSGlobal.

Contact information

BATS Contacts:
Randy Williams (New York)
Stacie Fleming (Kansas City)
Hannah Randall (London)

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