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March 1, 2011

Powerhouse on the Rise

By Peter Chapman

The takeover of NYSE Euronext by Deutsche Boerse AG would create a transatlantic stock options juggernaut and consolidate the trading of options on individual stocks into three hands. (See table) The deal was in advanced stages as Traders Magazine was going to press with no certainty of its closing. If the all-stock deal does close the new exchange conglomerate would control nearly half of all single stock options trading in the U.S. and Europe. The deal would have little impact on the market for index options trading.

 

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