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Today the Warsaw Stock Exchange (GPW), the biggest securities exchange in Central and Eastern Europe reported monthly metrics for January 2016…the currency segment is stuttering a bit even though USD/PLN (polish zloty) has seen sharp moves up in January due to more dollar strength. The exchange provides futures trading on USD/PLN, EUR/PLN, GBP/PLN and CFH/PLN.
The total volume of currency future transactions fell by 57.4% year on year to 100,081 contracts in January 2016 from January 2015’s 235,087; activity also rose fell month on month by 7.9% from December 2014’s volume of 108,678 contracts, following the multi-year low of November’s meager 84,332 contracts traded.
The volume of trade in index futures was 393,540 contracts, a decrease of 6.7% year on year and down 37.2% month on month from Decembers 2015’s 540,230 contracts. Trading on index futures is based around the flagship WIG20, which is a capitalization-weighted stock market index of the twenty largest companies on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
To view the full release for January volumes on GPW click here.