SET sees 8% MoM increase in derivatives trading volumes in August 2015

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has added its voice to the chorus of companies that saw trading volumes boosted by market volatility in August 2015.

According to SET’s report for August 2015, derivatives trading saw a marked increase in trading volumes, on the back of events like the depreciation of the Chinese yuan.

Derivatives daily trading volume rose 8.04% compared to July 2015 levels and reached an average of 214,350 contracts per day. The rise reflected mostly an increase in SET50 index futures trading which rose 41.74% from end-July to an average of 135,523 contracts per day, while SET50 Options trading rose 52.26% from the preceding month.

In the first eight months of the year, the derivatives average daily trading volume rose 33.52% from end of 2014 to an average of 196,307 contracts per day.

Looking at other market segments, let’s note that the combined market capitalization of the SET’s main board and Market for Alternative Investment (mai) was at THB 13.40 trillion ($373 billion) at the end of August, whereas the combined average daily securities trading value of the SET’s main board and mai in August increased 17.85% from end of July to THB 45.6 billion ($1.27 billion).

To view the official report, click here.

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