Published On: Sat, Apr 17th, 2010

KRX Derivatives Market Participants Preferred Online And Systemic Trading Methods

According to a recent study conducted by the Korea Exchange, the number of participants in the Derivatives Market who used the Home Trading System (HTS) and systemic trading methods (including algorithmic trading) increased in 2009. The aggregated weight of the users of both methods was 78.3% in 2009, showing a 3% increase from the previous year. Especially, 80.6% of investors who traded KOSPI 200 Options, the most traded derivatives product in the world, used online and systemic trading methods and 67.1% of investors who traded KOSPI 200 Futures also used those methods.

In terms of usage by investor groups, 65.2% of institutional investors placed their orders through the brokerage, 76.5% of foreigners utilized the systemic trading method, while 89.3% of retail investors placed their orders through HTS.

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