DGCX volumes in G6 currencies up - GulfToday

DGCX volumes in G6 currencies up


DGCX’s Gold Futures product continues to perform strongly and recorded volume growth of 547.31%.

Business Bureau, Gulf Today

The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) continued to see robust trading activity in April, with members increasingly seeking to protect themselves against volatility and global economic uncertainty.

In light of continued currency volatility and varying views on the dollar as a safe haven, the DGCX last month most notably recorded a surge in trading of its G6 currency portfolio, which registered year-on-year (y-o-y) volume growth of 653.45%.

Among the G6 Currency pairs, Euro and British Pound Futures contracts were the most prominent, recording impressive y-o-y growth of 405.56% and 318.48% respectively.

Meanwhile, the DGCX’s Gold Futures product continues to perform strongly, and has now recorded year-to-date volume growth of 547.31% compared to the same period last year.

Les Male, CEO of DGCX, said: “April was another extraordinarily busy and volatile month for global markets. Oil prices plummeted amid forecasts that demand will plunge this year, gold prices surpassed the $1,700 threshold once again, while the US dollar steadied or weakened against most major currencies, having previously strengthened in the first quarter of this year.

During these periods of uncertainty, markets such as the DGCX support the resilience of the global and regional economy by allowing investors and businesses to protect their positions against price fluctuations. What we are seeing is truly unprecedented, and it has never been more important for our tools and services to be available, and for markets to remain open and transparent to give investors confidence.”

Total volumes on the DGCX in April totaled 810,000 contracts, valued at $20.02 billion. The Exchange last month also recorded Average Open Interest (AOI) of 246,080 contracts, bringing the AOI for 2020 to 347,955 contracts, up 20.42% from last year.

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