Today, Thomson Reuters reported volume figures for January 2015 for it’s combined average daily volumes (ADV) on their FX electronic trading platforms Matching, FXall and the Thomson Reuters SEF. The volumes figures cover all spot, forwards, swaps, options and non-deliverable forwards traded on those platforms.
January saw a 27% MoM rise in spot FX volumes to $135 billion ADV, versus $106 billion ADV in December 2014. Much of December’s slowdown due to holiday considerations and January’s steep monthly rise due to Swiss franc fireworks of the EUR/CHF floor disregard by the Swiss National Bank.
Kicking off the year, Reuters forwards, swaps, options and non-deliverable forwards saw a healthy increase as well with volumes clocking in at $263 billion ADV up from December 2014’s $243 billion ADV for an 8.2% increase.
Total volumes of spot plus forwards, swaps, options and non-deliverable forwards came in at $398 billion ADV up 13.71% from December 2014’s combined ADV total of $350 billion, and the highest combined total YoY other than September 2014’s $418 billion.
View the volume chart, courtesy of Reuters below: