After record forex trading volumes in the first half of 2018, brokerages around the world have started the second half of the year in a soft note, with July trading volumes failing to make any impression. The seasonal slowdown in the Fx trading volume has been recorded with brokerage across the globe.
The multibank FX aggregation service provider has reported the average daily volume of $27.7 billion, which 9 per cent lower compared to the June volume at $30.4 billion. The June volume is the all-time best for the company. And, compared on a yearly basis, the July 2018 ADV is close to 58 per cent higher versus $17.5 billion.
The FCA and CySEC regulated retail FX broker reported total volumes of $343.5 billion, 11 per cent higher from June’s $308.6 billion. The July month also proved to be one of the busiest for the company ever.
Exness witnessed total 44,135 active traders in July 2018, up from 43,643 in the previous month. The company completed the first six months with record trading volumes of more than $2 trillion. Exness is fast expanding its operational presence in the UK region and recently injected £1.5 million of additional capital.
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The company witnessed cooling down of trading activities in July, with over 12 per cent decline in average trading volume $33.2 billion compared to $37.8 billion in June 2018. The July month also became the slowest month in 2018.
By currency pairs, the EUR/USD was the most active pair in July 2018 which accounted 23.1 per cent of total trading, followed by USDJPY at 15.6 per cent, GBPUSD at 8.8 per cent, AUDUSD at 8.8 per cent, and USDCAD at 5.9 per cent.
The leading institutional FX platforms, Forex ECN has reported a 10 per cent decline in average daily volume in July 2018 with volumes coming in at $20 billion. Despite the seasonal slowdown, FastMatch was able to post July ADV not very far from 2018’s best month of May 2018, at $22.6 billion ADV.
The Tokyo Financial Exchange (TFX) reported a 6 per cent month-on-month increase in volume in July. The trading volume of three-month EuroYen futures was recorded at 110,841, an increase of 38 per cent MoM and 25.6 per cent YoY. And, average daily volume was recorded at 5,278.
The total volume for FX Daily Futures contracts (Click 365) was recorded at 2,604,952, an increase of 6.0 per cent MoM and 13 per cent YoY. The average daily trading volume for July month was recorded at 118,407 contracts.
The total trading volume for Equity Index Daily Futures contracts (Click kabu 365) came in at 365,235 contracts, an increase of 15.2 per cent MoM but declined by 31 per cent YoY. Its average daily trading volume reported at 16,602 contracts.