Saxo Bank today announced trading volumes and metrics for August 2014.
The Danish-based multi-asset brokerage saw Average Daily Volumes (ADV) rise 3% from the previous month, but total monthly volume declined slightly from $215 billion to $212 billion – a 1.4% decline.
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In August, the amount of client collateral held by Saxo Bank rose from $9.71 billion to $10.01 billion – a 3% increase compared to July.
Taking a look at today’s figures from a year-on-year perspective, the results show a more tepid picture.
Compared to August 2013, ADV fell 4.7% from $10.6 billion to $10.1 billion and total trading volume fell 8.62% from $232 billion to $212 billion.
The outstanding highlight from Saxo Bank’s published metrics is the 40.2% YoY increase in client deposits, which are likely due to low FX market volatility and the absence of extensive moves in major FX pairs over the past year. A steady build up of client collateral in currently slow market conditions could result in strong revenue outperformance for the broker, if and when implied volatility begins to pick up in the FX market.