Marking the usual end of year slow down in trading volumes, as many traders eliminate positions, which was already felt in October since the summer’s peak – ICAP’s fx volumes were down 11% year on year. Below you’ll find ICAP’s daily FX volumes averages month by month for the past 2 years. Excluding this summer’s peak – overall trend is not positive.
London, 6 December 2011 – ICAP, the world’s leading interdealer broker, announced today that average daily electronic broking volumes on the BrokerTec and EBS platforms in the month of November reached US$770.7bn, a decrease of 7% year-on-year.
Average daily spot FX volumes on the EBS platform in November were $144.6 bn, a decrease of 11% over the previous year.
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Average daily volumes in fixed income products on the BrokerTec platform in November were $626.1bn, a decrease of 6% over the previous year. Overall repo volumes reached $505.3 bn in November, a decrease of 1% year-on-year, reflecting an 8% decrease in US repo and a 6% increase in European repo. Average daily US Treasury volumes on BrokerTec decreased 23% year-on-year in November.
These volumes reflect the well-reported slowdown in November due to general market uncertainty and a difficult comparator given a very active November 2010, our second strongest month last year.
ICAP reports all of its electronic broking volumes on a single count basis.