At the end of the first half of 2017, Alpari’s trading turnover across the key markets in which it operates came to 600.9bn USD. This marks a 16% increase on the same period in 2016.
The international brand’s trading turnover has increased on most of the more popular currency pairs among traders and investors. The key drivers of this growth were currency pairs involving the Japanese yen; and the turnover on the most popular of these more than doubled (+115%), with the other popular pairs GBPJPY and EURJPY showing growth of 55% and 61% respectively.
Interest in gold trading continues to increase among Alpari’s clients, with the XAUUSD pair showing the second highest growth in turnover in absolute terms out of all the company’s instruments, and a 43% increase on the first half of 2016.
In the first 6 months of 2017; there’s been a notable increase in turnover on currency pairs involving the Swiss franc. In particular, on the USDCHF currency pair, turnover has gone up by 33%, and on EURCHF, it’s almost doubled, showing an increase of 98%.
At the beginning of 2017, Alpari expanded its social media presence and took to the popular messaging services of Telegram and Viber, which has resulted in a more diversified subscribership. Successfully launched a new app – Alpari Mobile – supported in Russian, English, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indonesian, Farsi and Arabic. The app is already actively used by more than 200,000 traders and investors in their work across the iOS and Android platforms.