Analysis: UAE Forex Traders Investing the Most, Followed by Asia

In August forex traders from the Middle East had the biggest deposits, but Asian investors were close behind.

Despite the fact it was summer, which is traditionally a slow period in the trading industry, the third quarter brought an improvement in volumes. Additionally, interesting changes were observed in the case of other forex industry metrics. Finance Magnates Intelligence examines the latest July and August data from cPattern, highlighting key changes.

Forex Deposits and withdrawals

Throughout the whole year, the value of an average single deposit and a single withdrawal were close to each other. In August, we saw slightly bigger withdrawals, than deposits. An average withdrawal was $2,555, while an average sum of money being sent by clients to their trading accounts was equal to $2,540. At the same time, the value of an average first-time deposit(FTD) decreased from $1,746 to the amount of $1,624.

Forex activity
In recent months, we have also observed a widening gap between the biggest activity of traders and the lowest activity. Not surprisingly, the most active traders were again in China where an average trader made 241 transactions in July and 270 transactions in August. The average number of transactions for the top 10 countries in our activity rank was 201. However, the size of the transactions remains unknown.

Other Forex Industry Metrics

When it comes to the deposits made by traders on a monthly scale, once again the Middle East tops our rank. In August, an average retail FX trader from the United Arab Emirates sent to his trading account $16,309 in total. However, the next three positions belonged to Asian countries. Traders from Hong Kong deposited on average $13,536 in August, while traders from China deposited $12,498, as well as traders from Korea deposited $11,991.

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