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FX markets experienced volatility and regulatory milestones this year. Paul Houston, CME Group’s Global Head of FX Products, reflects on prominent trends faced by the industry in 2022, as well as what they will be confronted by next year
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The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), which is considered the barometer of market volatility, spiked to an almost record high of over 65 in March 2020, in sync with the pandemic outbreak. Although the index declined through the rest of 2020 and in 2021, it surged more than 87% in the first half of 2022. VIX is commonly known as the “fear index,” reflecting the fear of uncertainty among investors.
Cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX today said the listing of its native token, called BMEX, on the spot market was postponed until further notice.
The FX trading venue of Euronext has reported trading volumes for April 2022, which came sharply off strong metrics it set in March.
Revenue at CoinShares fell in the first quarter from the previous one, weighed down by a decline in institutional investors’ interest in cryptocurrency trading.
It’s always hard to predict the future. And in the case of predicting a token’s price, it’s much more difficult. There are so many variables that weigh in, from the overall market performance, regulatory decisions, mainstream press, and even the irrational crowd mentality that can bump or bust a stock/token price for no discernible reason.
As geopolitical events grab the headlines, market volatility continues to soar. You only need to look at the CBOE Volatility Index which stood at 33.86 on March 10, 2022 to see the effect. Furthermore, oil price volatility is at historic high levels, and global stock markets have been subdued due to rising global tensions.
Institutional FX platform, Integral has experienced a record volume of trading in February as rapidly shifting sentiment on the backdrop of Russia-Ukraine conflict roiled activity on its main markets.
In a volatile market driven by Russia-Ukraine headlines, FX trading volumes through Saxo Bank have surged to the highest level since April 2021.
Cboe’s institutional spot FX platform on Friday reported its trading volumes for February 2022, which took another step forward as a rise in volatility encouraged more buying and selling of currencies.
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“We tend to see more volatility in crypto markets in the months of December and January, resulting in high slippage for larger trades.”
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had rejected an application from VanEck on Friday for a spot Bitcoin Exchange-traded fund (ETF) that it had proposed sometime back, though the commission has allowed other bitcoin related ETF listings recently.
“The sector has a track record of attracting publicity when the coins enjoy a surge higher, so if the cryptocurrencies retest their respective record highs, we could be in for another bout of high volatility”, Equiti Capital’s David Madden said.
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