Shanghai Index Beats Dow Jones at GMO Click in June

The Japanese giant issued rankings of the top most traded CFDs in June, revealing that Chinese equity topped American and

Japan’s largest online forex brokerage, GMO CLICK Securities, has just posted a couple of top ten lists showing the growing importance of China for Asian traders as Japanese clients are becoming increasingly keen on trading Chinese stocks.

GMO Click’s CFD trading statistics for June show that its clients preferred trading the Hang Seng and the Shanghai A50 Index in June more than during the previous month. As the Chinese stock market has experienced a massive drop over the past month it will be interesting to see if next month the tremendous volatility leads to it being even more popular in July.

The top three spots have consistently been reserved for the Japanese Nikkei 225 index, crude oil and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). In June however, the Shanghai index beat the leading American portfolio of the 30 largest U.S blue chip stocks and broke into the top three spot.

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The Hong Kong index also climbed to the fifth place in June, beating the always popular gold. The remaining top ten are associated with a rather typical mix of products including the German Dax index, the other two major U.S. equity indices S&P 500 and NASDAQ.

RankingMay-15Jun-15
1stJapan 225Japan 225
2ndCrude oilCrude oil
3rdUS 30Shanghai A50
4thGold spotUS 30
5thGermany 30Hong Kong H
6thHong Kong HGold spot
7thUS NQ100Germany 30
8thShanghai A50US NQ100
9thPlatinum spotSilver spot
10thUS S500United Kingdom 100

Facebook Drops

In the GMO CLICK ranking of top ten single stock CFDS we can also see the growing importance of Chinese stocks with three entries on the list. Apple remained the most popular stock, but Twitter took out Facebook for the second place, which dropped all the way to the ninth spot.

RankingMay-15Jun-15
1stAppleApple
2ndFacebookTwitter
3rdAlibabaMorgan Stanley
4thChina Industrial and Commercial BankChina Life Insurance
5thTwitterAlibaba
6thAlcoaGoldman Sachs Group Inc.
7thGoogleP & G
8thChina Life InsuranceNetflix
9thDisneyFacebook
10thYahoo!CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK

Earlier this month, GMO Click revealed that its forex trading volumes jumped by about 30% in June. The value of exchange-traded contracts during the month also increased in June to ¥591 billon.

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