The Japanese online conglomerate, GMO Internet Group, revealed today some interesting statistics about the performance of its financial trading subsidiary, GMO Click Securities Co., Ltd. The data shows the most popular commodities, indices and international single stocks CFDs (contract for difference) among its clients during December 2016.
Unsurprisingly, the Japan 225 CFD (which follows the Nikkei 225 index) was the most popular among the general category. It was followed by the crude oil CFD at number two and the US 30 (which follows the Dow Jones index) at number three. Gold, always a trader’s favorite, came in just at number four and closing off the top five list was the CFD following the economy of Japan’s Asian neighbor, Hong Kong.
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The rest of the top ten general CFDs among GMO Click’s clients during December 2016 were the following (in order): NASDAQ 100 index, soy, German DAX 30 index, S&P 500, and silver.
Looking at the top ten international single stocks CFDs, we see that Japanese traders were mostly interested in big brand American companies during December, but two major Chinese companies also made it onto the list.
Tech stocks dominated the ranking with Netflix at number one, Facebook at number two, Apple at number three, Amazon at number nine and Tesla Motors at number ten. American banks had three showings, with Goldman Sachs infourth place, Citi in fifth place and Bank of America in seventh place. The two Chinese firms were Anhui Conch, the largest cement manufacturer in China, in sixth place, and insurance giant Ping An.