The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) in August traded over 3 million contracts in a month for the first time ever, smashing its previous record of 2.38 million contracts set in July. The 3.22 million lots traded and cleared in August were valued at USD 52.72 billion, also an all-time record.
The Exchange also recorded its highest ever daily volume on August 5th, trading over 220,000 contracts with a notional value of USD 3.86 billion. Average Daily Volumes (ADV) last month reached 146,502 per day, up 54.97% year-on-year (Y-O-Y).
The best performing asset class in August was the Indian Rupee (INR) product suite, breaking all previous volume records. The best performer within the product suite was the INR Quanto Futures, the index pricing of the Indian Rupee US dollar currency pair, which registered its best month ever with a total of 1,585,110 contracts traded. DGCX’s flagship Gold Futures product also witnessed strong interest and participation, trading 58,421 contracts last month, up 274.04% Y-O-Y.
Les Male, CEO of DGCX, commented: “Trading over three million contracts in a month and 220,000 contracts in a single day are significant milestones for the DGCX Group, and attests to our growing marketplace and sustained investor confidence in the Exchange. These records came as investors looked for new hedging tools in a particularly volatile period, in which the ongoing US and China trade war stoked fears of an economic recession, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that his government would withdraw Kashmir’s special constitutional status.
As geopolitical tensions continue to simmer, the DGCX Group continues to offer investors access to a wide range of products that help manage risk on a robust, fully regulated and secure platform, and we remain on track to break our previous Annual Volumes Record of 22.3 million contracts that we set last year.”
About DGCX: Established in 2005, DGCX is the region’s leading derivatives exchange and the only one allowing global participants to trade, clear and settle transactions within the Gulf region. The Exchange has played a pioneering role in developing the regional market for derivatives and financial infrastructure. DGCX is an electronic commodity and currency derivatives exchange with over 200 members from across the globe, offering futures and options contracts covering the precious metals, energy, equities and currency sectors. DGCX is a subsidiary of DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre), a Dubai Government Authority for trade, enterprise and commodities. For more information: www.dgcx.ae
DGCX also owns and operates the region’s largest and only multi-asset Clearing House – Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation (DCCC). DCCC is federally regulated by the Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA) and is recognized as a Third-Country CCP by European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA) with over 90 clearers from across the globe. For more information: www.dccc.co.ae