FFAJ-logoThe Financial Futures Association of Japan released quarterly overview during the second quarter from July to September 2015. Totally 127 members in 145 registered members reported their trading volume.

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Trading volume of financial futures transactions in both On-exchange and Over-the-counter during this term increased. The notable increases can be seen in FX margin trading in the domestic exchanges with +18.4%, and the OTC currency related option transactions with +39.2% compared to the previous quarter.

While the trading volume of interest rate related future transactions in the overseas exchange grew by 7.4% in the second quarter, the trading volume of interest rate related futures transactions in the domestic declined by 12.8%, and the trading volume of interest rate related option transactions in the overseas exchanges dropped by 11.6% in the second quarter. The overall trading volume of interest rate related financial futures transactions remained flat.

Regarding retail FX Margin Trading, trading volume in both on-exchange (Tokyo Financial Exchange’s Click365) and OTC increased by 5% to 123,135 million JPY and 18.4% to 14,973,526 million JPY respectively from the previous quarter. While open positions at Click365 were up by 8.6%, the OTC ones were down by 9.7%. The number of active customers’ accounts at TFX was 30,390, grew by 8.3% and OTC FX accounts came at in 756,975, up by 3.6%.

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(Source: The Financial Futures Association Of Japan)

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