Euronext, the first pan-European exchange, today announced its trading volumes for the month of September 2017 which showed a large increase in its volumes from the previous month.
The average daily cash order value for the Euronext exchange came in at $8,608.1 million (€7,295 million) which was 14.6 percent more than in September 2016 and also 20.7 percent more than in the previous month.
The report also said that September 15 was the most active day of the year with $19,956.16 million (€16,912 million) being traded and this was also the ninth most active day since the year 2009.
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On the other hand, the daily transaction value for ETFs came in at $509.76 (€432 million) which was down by 1.2 percent on a year-on-year basis but again, it was 20.9 percent more than what it was in August 2017. The rise in volumes is a clear indicator that traders are back at their desks after a brief lull during the holidays.
In August, Euronext acquired the stake of Credit Suisse in Fastmatch, which is a FX trading platform for corporations. This has helped it to establish its presence in the FX segment, and Euronext has reported the volumes at FastMatch as well.
The average daily volume at FastMatch was $20,868 million, which is an increase of 52.5 percent over the same period last year and an increase of 28.4 percent from the previous month.
Overall, Euronext has posted some very strong volumes for the month of September 2017 that indicate improving liquidity and volatility in the markets.