Published On: Mon, Jan 28th, 2013

2012 Taiwan Futures Market Overview

Tony C. Fan Taiwan Futures Exchange Chairman

Tony C. Fan Taiwan Futures Exchange Chairman

The Taiwan Futures Exchange’s (TAIFEX) trading volume totaled 156.73 million contracts in 2012, with an average daily volume of 626,928 contracts. TAIEX Options remained the most actively traded product, accounting for 69.2% of the total volume.

During the course of 2012, TAIFEX improved the market making system for Single Stock Futures, relaxed hedging rules for market makers, and held various promotional activities. As a result, the trading volume in Single Stock Futures reached 4,670,750 contracts, an increase of 90% from the previous year.

In addition, TAIFEX introduced block trading and other measures, as well as upgrading its information systems. TAIFEX also launched weekly TAIEX Options to better meet market demand in the fourth quarter. Following launch of the weekly product, the average daily volume of TAIEX Options soared 30% compared to the same period last year.

This year, TAIFEX will continue to strengthen its risk management and market surveillance measures, introduce new products and foster international cooperation.

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