Foreign exchange trading volumes on the Tokyo Financial Exchange (TFX) tapered off in April 2015. The total trading volume of Click 365 exchange traded FX margin contracts decreased by 6.5% when compared to the previous month which translated to 2,789,465 contracts. On a year-on-year comparison the figure looks much better, growing by 33.6% over April 2014.
The average daily volumes totaled just 126,794 contracts with the main source of growth coming again from a non-Yen currency pair. Trading activity of EUR/USD contracts increased by 56.9%% when compared to March, and by a whopping 965.5% when compared to the same month last year.
Taking a blow was the typically active USD/JPY contract. Japanese yen reduced volatility translated mainly to the EUR/JPY cross which marked a drop of 22.1% month-on-month in volume.
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Beyond forex, trading volumes in Exchange Equity Index Margin contracts also known as Click kabu 365 totaled 763,123, which is down by about 3.8% when compared to the previous month but up by 139.3% when compared to the same month last year. The average daily trading volume for Click kabu 365 was 34,882 contracts in April.
Most of Click kabu 365 volumes did not make any noteworthy changes in April except for FTSE 100 Margin contracts volume that collapsed to only 449 daily average.
Combined trading volume for all TFX products in April 2015, including futures and options, was 3,694,897 and its average daily trading volume was 168,453. This is a noticeable drop of 6.7% from March 2015 but will an impressive growth of 42.7% compared to the corresponding figure from April 2014.