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Following a robust November for futures trading activity, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) registered one more month of rising futures trading volumes.
According to ASX’s market activity report for December 2015, out earlier today, futures and options on futures volume amounted to 12,021,672 contracts in the last month of 2015, up 25.3% from the reading for November 2015. In annual terms, the result was marginally ahead of 11,965,708 contracts traded in December 2014.
Futures volumes amounted to 11,888,725 contracts in December 2015, up 26.5% from November 2015. The result was 1% higher than in December 2014.
Options on futures volume was less impressive in the last month of 2015, as it reached humble 132,947 contracts, down 29% month-on-month and down 17% year-on-year.
You can view the full ASX report by clicking here.