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

The total volume of OTC binary option trading for the month decreased by 21.1% month-over-month to 35.1 billion JPY, also decreased by 27.8% from the same month last year.

The number of existing accounts at the end of the month was 350,123, of which 11,194 were active accounts. As you can see the below graph (Binary Option Accounts), the number of active account has downtrended in the long term.

We saw GBP/JPY pair had the biggest drop of 58.6% in August, declined to 4,880,935,000 JPY, but this indicates the currency pair went back to the normal level as July and June had unusual trading volume due to the Brexit referendum. The pair still maintains its position of the second most traded currency pair.

The most popular pair, USD/JPY were traded 17,327,368,000 JPY fot the month, which slightly decreased by 3.97% from the previous month. It accounted for 49.3% among all currency 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

August-16 July-16
Broker Financial Instrument Profit & Loss Ratio(*1):% Loss Customers Ratio(*2):% Profit & Loss Ratio(*1):% Loss Customers Ratio(*2):%
GMO Click Securities BO 98.0 73.8 96.8 77.2
Traders Securities Total 89.7 78.0 93.2 73.6
BO 89.3 78.9 92.9 74.9
Range BO 102.6 52.9 100.7 45.4
IG Securities Total 98.0 68.1 96.3 74.0
BO 98.3 67.0 96.0 66.2
Touch BO 88.0 73.1 106.9 57.1
FX PRIME by GMO BO 99.7 69.8 98.4 72.7
YJFX Total 90.5 81.9 97.6 78.7
BO 90.3 80.5 95.1 78.2
Range BO 91.4 69.8 115.8 67.2
Hirose FX BO 95.2 74.3 91.9 76.4
FX Trade Financial Total 92.3 83.0 94.3 78.7
BO 93.0 79.7 94.0 78.3
Range BO 87.7 70.1 96.9 61.9
Touch BO 85.0 69.9 94.6 75.5
*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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