Trading Volume of USD Futures Jumped to a New Yearly High
Trading volume of USD Futures surged to 661,759 contracts on May 13, thus setting a new yearly high record. The previous record was 639,986 contracts, set on March 10.
Surge of trading volume of USD Futures was attributed to the net selling by the banks and trust companies, which stemmed from the heightened anticipation that the financial crisis of EURO zone may ease.
Trading activities by investor type (%)
Securities & Futures – 16.05
Banks – 37.14
Investment Trust – 22.43
Retail – 8.33
Foreigners – 8.17
Others – 7.88