Investors geared up their bets on leveraged instruments at Germany’s Stuttgart Exchange in the month of August. The multi-asset trading venue saw volumes increase in its leveraged product range, however the firm saw overall volumes drop on a month-on-month basis.
Germany’s second largest exchange, the Stuttgart Exchange, saw overall trading total $8.4 billion in value in August, the figure was lower than July figures of $9.19 billion. According to its order book statistics reported by the bourse, trading activity in securitised derivatives accounted for the largest share of the aggregate turnover. The exchange also saw a sharp rise in its leveraged product offerings.
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The firm reported that the total value traded for the month in its securities derivatives products reached $3.94 billion. In addition, turnover in leverage products was around $2.1 billion in August, 5% higher than in July and more than 27 percent higher than in the same month a year earlier. The exchange also saw positive figures in its investment products which accounted for almost $1.84 billion of the total turnover in August.
The Stuttgart Exchange is renowned for its suitability to Germany’s diverse retail investor, offering over 1.2 million listed instruments. The exchange was one of the first venues in Europe that launched best-price principle in 1995, a notion that offers the market price that focuses on the relevant reference markets, thus guaranteeing the best price available in the market for users.