JPX Trading Volumes Show Slight Pickup in August

Exchange posts strong numbers during holiday period that historically tends to bring lower numbers.

The Japan Exchange Group (JPX), operator of exchanges including the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) and the Osaka Securities Exchange, has released its monthly trading volume data for August 2017. It posted a slight increase in overall volumes but a dip in the average traded value, which is understandable considering that it is the holiday period and hence volumes tend to be low traditionally.

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During the month of August, the group reported an average daily trading value in TSE domestic common stocks of $22.18 billion (JPY 2.4411 trillion), down by 4 percent on a month-on-month basis. The total traded value for August was $488.2 billion (JPY 53.7 trillion) which was 5% more than the traded value in July 2017 and 4.7% more year-on-year.

The monthly trading value in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) came in at $22.9 billion (JPY 2.5262 trillion). The ETF market registered an increase of 7.7 percent in trading value compared to July data.

The group reported a total trading volume of 23,125,486 contracts in the derivatives segment, a 20% increase in the number of contracts as compared to July 2017. The total value of the contracts recorded was $1572.72 billion (JPY 173 trillion), which was again an increase of 14.37 percent over the value traded in July 2017.

The derivatives market is operated by the Osaka Securities Exchange and 37.1 percent of the trading volume came in the night session.

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