The Financial Futures Association of Japan (FFAJ) has just reported the statistics of its members for the quarter from April 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015, with the data showing a drop in over-the-counter Forex trading volumes in quarterly terms but a rise in margin FX trading on exchange.
Domestic exchanges saw 10.16 million FX margin contracts traded in the April-June 2015 quarter, up 5.6% from the January-March 2015 quarter.
The retail Forex volume on TFX (Click365) for the April-June 2015 quarter was JPY 11.7 trillion, up massive 91.1% from the same period in 2014.
Over-the-counter margin FX volumes for the April-June 2015 quarter totaled JPY 1.426 quadrillion ($11.72 trillion), down 12% from the preceding quarter in 2015 and up remarkable 125% from the April-June quarter in 2014.
The sluggish OTC Forex trading seems obviously continued in July 2015, when Japanese brokers reported OTC retail margin FX trading volumes of JPY 479 trillion, down 9.5% from the JPY 529.6 trillion recorded in June 2015.
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