June sees highest trading volumes so far in 2012.
July 30, 2012 -- LeapRate's Retail FX Volume Index, sponsored by Leverate, rose 3% in June to $196 billion (as a measure of average daily trading volume) from May's $190 billion. The nice growth of global FX trading markets in June followed a great May, which saw the largest percentage increase of the year, at 10.5%, as volatility returned to the currency markets.
LeapRate's Retail FX Volume Index is a monthly measure of global trading activity in the retail FX sector.
Sources: LeapRate research, monthly and quarterly volume reports of various Forex ECNs and Forex brokerage firms.
Following a very slow beginning to the year as volatility in both the currency and equity markets remained depressed, FX firms saw a significant pickup in volumes during the months of May and June as volatility soared following the break of the Greece-Euro and Spain-Euro crises.
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