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DGCX reports record quarter with almost 8m contracts traded worth over $133bn

Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange said there were over 2.37 million contracts traded in September worth $41bn

DGCX reports record quarter with almost 8m contracts traded worth over $133bn
Les Male, CEO of DGCX

The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) has registered its best quarter since inception with over 7.98 million contracts traded in the third quarter of 2019 valued at over $133 billion.

Latest figures show there were over 2.37 million contracts traded in September worth $41bn.

The exchange also recorded a monthly Average Open Interest (AOI) of 410,847 contracts in September, its highest AOI since September 2016. Average Daily Volumes (ADV) in September reached 112,988 per day, up 20 percent year-on-year.

Les Male, CEO of DGCX, said: “DGCX’s recent record volume growth and open interest records reflect the strength and depth of our offerings, and increased investor confidence in the Exchange. Last month’s achievements were driven by ongoing geo-political instability, including continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the US and China trade war.”

Building on its record successes in August, the INR Quanto Futures contract was the standout performer again last month, with the index pricing of the Indian Rupee US dollar currency pair concluding last quarter from July to September with more than 3.78 million contracts traded.

INR Mini Futures performed strongly, registering its highest ever monthly AOI of 122,003 contracts.

DGCX also recorded a sharp uptake in its energy portfolio last month, with Brent Crude Oil Futures and West Texas Intermediary (WTI) Futures recording year-on-year growth of 154 percent and 121 percent respectively.

Meanwhile, the exchange’s flagship Gold Futures product in September recorded month-on-month average daily volume growth (ADV) of 12 percent.

Male added: “Moving into the last quarter of the year, we will continue to focus on growing our membership base and expanding our footprint, and we are optimistic that we will keep our momentum going, enabling an increasing number of investors to hedge their risks during periods of volatility.”