Today the Warsaw Stock Exchange, the biggest securities exchange in Central and Eastern Europe reported monthly metrics for September 2015…the currency segment had a nice rebound in volumes as the Polish Zloty spent September in a weak state against USD and other major currencies.
The total volume of currency future transactions rose by 1.2% year on year to 159,639 contracts in September 2015 from September 2014’s 157,785; activity also rose heavily month on month by 30.3% from August’s volume of only 122,513 contracts (a yearly low figure).
The volume of trading in index futures was 525,878 thousand contracts in September 2015 compared to 379,000 thousand contracts in August 2015, representing an increase of 38.6% increase month on month but a 12% decrease year on year. The index is based on the popular WIG20, the capitalization-weighted stock market index of the twenty largest companies on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
The volume of trading in other futures (single-stock, currency, interest rate futures) was 272.7 thousand contracts in September 2015, an increase of 32.6% year on year. The volume of trade in options decreased by 44.3% year on year to 38.3 thousand.
The value of bond issues listed on Catalyst was PLN 70.6 billion at the end of September 2015, an increase of 4.7% year on year. The value of trade on the Electronic Order Book on Catalyst was PLN 218.6 million in September 2015, representing an increase of 25.9% year on year.
The total value of transactions on TBSP decreased by 42.0% year on year to PLN 50.6 billion in September 2015.
GPW held 21 trading sessions in August 2015, one more than in August 2014.
To view the full monthly metrics report, click here.