Rakuten Securities posts 1.72% hike in daily trading value in February

Rakuten Securities posts 1.72% hike in daily trading value in February


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The multi-asset broker Rakuten Securities, subsidiary of the Japanese holding Rakuten Inc. reported that its average trading value per day of domestic equity trading (incl. ETFs) in February 2016 reached almost JPY 186 billion. This is a 1.72% increase, month-on-month.

The official metrics of the broker show that the number of daily average orders of was 334 224 and increased by 2.15% in February. At the same time the number of daily averaged executed orders also rose by 1.72% from January and was 231 908.

Rakuten Securities also reported that the daily average trading value for the margin trades was almost JPY127 billion, up by 4.5% from January. The number of daily averaged orders in February was 106 877.

Last week the other major Japanese brokers offering forex trading, Monex and GMO Click also reported their February 2016 results, both posting record volumes year-on-year.

Tokyo-based Rakuten Securities is a multi-asset broker, which product portfolio includes diverse trading instruments, including more than 40 currency pairs, options, futures, commodities, stocks and bonds.

Rakuten Securities acquired in 2015 from US forex broker Forex Capital Markets, or FXCM, its two units FXCM Japan and FXCM Hong Kong. Two two companies continue to operate under the FXCM brand and to use the FXCM trading system.

In January this year it reported a 16% increase in the revenue for 2015, compared to the previous year.

Rakuten Inc. is a holding company and its subsidiaries are active in a number of intenet-based businesses, including finance, retail e-commerce, travel, e-money, and internet banking. It is listed on the Japanese stock exchange.

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