FFAJ-logoThe Financial Futures Association of Japan (FFAJ) published the monthly retail OTC binary options report for July, 2016.

The total volume of OTC binary option trading for the month grew to 44.6 billion JPY, increased by 8.6% from the previous month but decreased by 8.5% from the same month last year.

The number of existing accounts at the end of the month was 348,508, of which 11,873 were active accounts. The existing accounts slightly incrased by 0.6%, however the active account shows downtrend in its number as you see the following graph.

During July, GBP/JPY pair, which had the biggest increase (+156%) in June affected by the result of the Brexit referendum, increased by only 2% to 11,808,552,000 JPY but still well above yearly average of 9,082,948,714 JPY.

The most traded currency pair, USD/JPY trading volume reached 18,044,083,000 JPY with the increase of 26.4% Month-over-Month. It accounted for 40.5%, recaptured the share among all trading pairs.

You can find Profit and Loss ratio about retail customers transaction at binary option operators at the bottom of this article.

Binary Option Existing Accounts vs Active Accounts

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FFAJ OTC Binary Option Trading Volume

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Trading Volume Share by Currency Pairs

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Profit and Loss about Customer Transaction by broker

July-16 June-16
Broker Financial Instrument Profit & Loss Ratio(*1):% Loss Customers Ratio(*2):% Profit & Loss Ratio(*1):% Loss Customers Ratio(*2):%
GMO Click Securities BO 96.8 77.2 97.1 77.7
Traders Securities Total 93.2 73.6 92.1 79.1
BO 92.9 74.9 91.8 80.2
Range BO 100.7 45.4 99.7 47.3
IG Securities Total 96.3 74.0 95.7 64.9
BO 96.0 66.2 95.3 66.2
Touch BO 106.9 57.1 111.8 57.1
FX PRIME by GMO BO 98.4 72.7 97.2 70.1
YJFX Total 97.6 78.7 93.7 83.2
BO 95.1 78.2 92.4 82.5
Range BO 115.8 67.2 100.5 70.6
Hirose FX BO 91.9 76.4 92.8 75.9
FX Trade Financial Total 94.3 78.7 97.4 75.4
BO 94.0 78.3 97.6 75.0
Range BO 96.9 61.9 98.2 66.9
Touch BO 94.6 75.5 92.9 71.9

*1: the percentage of profit-loss about customer transactions= (The amount of the option premium paid by binary options brokers toward customers + the payout amount) / (the amount of the option premium received from customers)x100(%)

*2: the percentage of customers who hold the loss of binary options= (the number of customers whose total amount of profit-and loss about binary options comes to be minus) / (the number of customers trading during the period) x 100(%)

(Source: The Financial Futures Association of Japan )

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