Hotspot FX’ trading volume falls 2.6% in Q1-Q3 2016

Hotspot FX’ trading volume falls 2.6% in Q1-Q3 2016

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Institutional forex broker Hotspot FX, part of BATS Global Markets, generated a trading volume of nearly $5.3 million in the first nine months of 2016, according to statistical data published on the broker’s website. The figure is 2.6% below the values reported for the same period a year earlier.

In the July-September period alone, the broker’s trading volume was close to $1.7 million, which is a slight up by 0.5% from the preceding three months. In the third quarter, Hotspot FX posted the lowest annual drop of 1%  so far this year.

In September, volumes were the highest for the quarter, reaching $621,828. The figure represents a monthly increase of 16.5% and an annual growth of 8% from a year earlier. The highest daily trading volume last month of $37,226 was reported on 21 September, while the lowest daily volume of $14,395 was generated on 5 September.

Trading volume for the period in 2016

Trading volume for the period in 2015

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Hotspot FX is the first institutional Electronic Communication Network (ECN) broker. Its clients include banks, hedge funds, high frequency traders, corporate and commodity trading advisers.

BATS Global Markets is a US-based operator of exchanges and services for financial market. It is headquartered in Kansas City and has offices in New York, London, Chicago and Singapore. The company owns four US equities exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGX, EDGA, one European equities exchange – Bats Europe, one US options exchange – Bats Options, in addition to Hotspot FX, which it acquired in January 2015.

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