The Tokyo Financial Exchange has become the first venue to report its final 2015 trading volumes. The Click 365 figures which represent exchange traded FX margin contracts totaled 38,687,132, which is higher by 18.1 per cent when compared to 2014. The average daily trading volume amounted to 155,584.
Looking at exchange traded equity index margin contracts, called Click kabu 365, the figure grew by 52.4 per cent to reach 8,299,021, with an average daily trading volume of 31,968 contracts.
The final month of 2015 was a solid one for the Tokyo Financial Exchange and we expect this strength to be reflected in the figures of Japanese brokers, which are expected to report in the coming days. December saw volumes pick up 44.9 per cent to 3,523,536 contracts, which is an average of 153,198. That said, the number was still lower by 11.9 per cent than it was in December 2014.
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The biggest growth in trading volumes was registered in pretty much all Japanese yen crosses, as well as the EUR/USD.
Looking at the Click kabu exchange traded equity index margin contracts, those increased by 13.9 per cent year-over-year to 605,885, which is a monthly increase of 13.9 per cent. The figure is still lower by 22.5 per cent when compared to December 2014.
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