Thomson Reuters FX Volumes Drop to Lowest Ever in December

The last month of 2013 have seen the weakest FX trading activity on Thomson Reuters' dealing platforms ever since the

Thomson Reuters Thomson Reuters today announced its FX trading metrics for the month of December 2013, showing steep declines comparative to last month of both its FX Spot volumes on the company’s own dealing platform, as well as order flow executed at FXall.

Thomson Reuters FX Spot average daily volumes (ADV) were just $92 billion in December 2013. The figures were the lowest ever published by Reuters since the company started compiling the data in January 2010. December 2013 volumes fell 11.5% from $104 billion in November of the same year, and down 9.8% from $102 billion in December 2012.

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December is traditionally a slow month for all types of financial trading, FX included, but Thomson Reuters have published relatively weak results recently, hitting a multi-year low of $97 billion in October 2013, the first time its ADV went below $100 billion.

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Thomson Reuters’ yearly ADV on its dealing platforms for 2013 also declined, averaging only $120 billion, 6% down from 2012 and 20%  lower than the $150 billion AVD in 2011.

FXall’s volumes declined as well in December 2013, its ADV was only $100 billion, down 7% from November’s figure of $108 billion.

The yearly ADV for FXall in 2013 was $108 billion, the only bright spot in the report for Thomson Reuters as it represents an increase of about 17% from 2012 and 30% from $83 billion in 2011.

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