JPX’s April Trading Volumes Dips as Derivatives Down

Volumes were pointed lower in April 2017 with derivatives total trading value plunging MoM.

The Japan Exchange Group (JPX), which operates multiple securities exchanges including the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange, has disclosed its monthly operating figures for April 2017, having incurred a slowdown in its derivatives volumes, amongst other segments.

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During the month of April 2017, the JPX reported total derivatives trading volume of 25.4 million contracts, which represented a decline of -12.1 percent month-over-month from 28.9 million contracts in March 2017. The dip in volumes was attributed to heightened risk aversion across markets

Looking over a yearly timetable, the latest derivatives figures were also lower when measured against April 2016 – more specifically, the reading was -12.0 percent lower year-over-year from 28.9 million contracts in April 2016.

By extension, the JPX’s average daily derivatives volume came in at 1.27 million contracts per day in April 2017, vs. 1.31 million contracts per day in March 2017 or -3.1 percent month-over-month. Looking at its total derivatives trading value came in at $1.44 trillion (¥161 trillion) in April 2017, plunging -38.1 percent against $2.33 trillion (¥259.9 trillion) in March 2017, one of its weakest readings in 2017.

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