Volatility brings back volumes

BATS Global Markets Hotspot Volumes Rebound in March

The rise in trading activity across the board and excessive volatility led to a rebound in trading volumes at BATS

According to information published on the corporate website of BATS Global Markets Hotspot, the trading volumes at the venue rebounded substantially in March. Average Daily Trading Volumes on the Electronic Communication Network (ECN) spiked higher by a fifth in March when compared to the previous month, on track to recovering the ground lost in February. The average daily volume figure was reported at $31.7 billion.

The month of March has been rich enough in terms of volatility events with the post-Federal Reserve meeting U.S. dollar selloff resulting in record trading days for some brokerages in the industry. Sources close to Forex Magnates’ reporters have shared about their books looking buoyant for the rest of the month.

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the average daily volume figure was reported at $31.7 billion

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Forex Magnates expects volatility to remain close to current levels throughout April, due to the remaining uncertainty about Greece in Europe and the relatively uncertain timing of the widely expected Federal Reserve first rate hike.

Trading volumes are more or less flat year-on-year, and while remaining buoyant, the activity in foreign exchange trading is still materially lower than in the final four months of 2014, when some players in the industry reported all-time record figures.

Total trading volumes for the month of March have been materially higher when compared to February due to the increased number of trading days. From just below $600 bln, total trading volumes in March rebounded to just below $700 bln, coming in at $697 billion.

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