High Volatility – record number of contracts in Gold & AUD on CME

Volatility in the markets stirred by US’s ratings, central bank intervention and general skepticism has been causing markets to move rapidly in the last week. Unfavorable for some the spikes have triggered uptake in volumes. CME Group Inc, the biggest operator of U.S. futures exchanges, said a record 25.7 million contracts changed hands across all asset classes on Tuesday, Aug. 9, with futures […]

HotSpot reports record trading day in July and growth of 88% from same month last year

It seems this summer's volatility is going to bring overall forex trading volume to record heights. Up until now most major brokers and liquidity providers/venues have reported higher volume than usual and we haven't seen the August data yet. HotSpot too is reporting a record month in July which saw its volumes up almost 100% from the same month last year.

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Volatility in the markets stirred by US’s ratings, central bank intervention and general skepticism has been causing markets to move rapidly in the last week. Unfavorable for some the spikes have triggered uptake in volumes.

CME Group Inc, the biggest operator of U.S. futures exchanges, said a record 25.7 million contracts changed hands across all asset classes on Tuesday, Aug. 9, with futures and options in gold and the Australian dollar in particular setting new records.

The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s Volatility Index, known as the VIX, has set new volume records and hit a level of 48 on Tuesday. The VIX has not been that high since March 2009.

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