Retail Forex and CFD broker Plus500 Ltd (LON:PLUS) has just published a list of its 10 most traded contracts for difference (CFDs) for 2015.
The ranking (which you can see on the picture above) features several instruments which one would expect to see. Such examples are Oil, that is, Light Sweet Crude Oil, as well as Brent Crude Oil and Natural Gas. The market for energy contracts was quite volatile this year and has brought a set of trading volume records for several companies like CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) and Intercontinental Exchange Inc (NYSE:ICE).
The emissions scandal has obviously fuelled the interest of investors in trading in CFDs on shares in Volkswagen AG (FRA:VOW).
The year has been quite eventful for Plus500, the least to say. After the planned acquisition of the broker by Playtech PLC (LON:PTEC) was cancelled in November, Plus500 is now ready for its independent future. Furthermore, the company is set to resume the onboarding of new customers to its UK-based, FCA-regulated unit Plus500UK. It will start taking clients into Plus500UK beginning January 2016.
According to Plus500’s latest trading update, trading in the final quarter of 2015 was strong, continuing a trend exhibited in previous quarters. The company posted a set of solid metrics in the third quarter of 2015, including revenues of $80.9 million, up 44% from the same period in 2014.