SET sees derivatives trading volume fall 24.2% MoM in January 2016

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has just published its trading metrics for January 2016, with the first month of the new year failing to bring a positive piece of news on the derivatives trading front.

SET said the derivatives trading volumes averaged 213,128 contracts per day in January 2016, a reading which is 24.2% lower than the ADV of 281,079 contracts registered in December 2015. The Exchange attributed the fall to a decrease in transactions of Single Stock Futures and SET50 Index Options.

On the brighter side, the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) index ended January 2016 at 1,300.98 points, up 1% from end-2015 and outperforming other exchanges in the region.

At the end of January, the combined market capitalization of the SET’s main board and Market for Alternative Investment (MAI) totalled THB 12.73 trillion (USD 357.6 billion), up 0.7% from end-2015. The average daily trading value of SET and MAI in January was THB 44.36 billion, up 6.5% from December 2015 levels.

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