Published On: Thu, Aug 18th, 2011

Taiwan Futures Exchange Newsletter Highlights

TAIFEX’s Cumulative Trading Volume surpassed 100 million contracts on July 18.

The cumulative year-to-date trading volume of the Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) exceeded 100 million contracts on July 18, two months earlier than in the previous three years. The result highlights the rapid growth and momentum of Taiwan’s futures market. The success of the futures market has its source in both the business promotions of the FCMs and in new measures recently implemented by TAIFEX. These measures have not only addressed market needs, but have also had a positive impact on the growth of trading volume. The high level of volatility in the market in recent months has also contributed to the growth of trading volume.

Position Limit Changes (Effective September 22, 2011)
New position limits for Finance Sector Index futures:
Individual investors 500 contracts
Institutional investors 1,000 contracts

New position limits for TAIEX options:
Individual investors 55,000 contracts
Institutional investors 115,000 contracts

Contract – July Volume
TX – 2,300,533
MTX – 1,379,963
TE – 146,910
TF – 150,914
TXO – 10,112,057
Single Stock Futures – 283,313

Total 14,465,204

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