BIS Coverage, Part 1. This report looks at the 53 nations covered in BIS reporting and some of the top geographies not covered with the highest potential for FX activity. Report page link
The Paz Activity Curve shows the changing equilibrium between FX trading volume and macro factors (GDP, foreign trade) over time and relative to other economies. Report page link
BIS Coverage, Part 2. This report looks at the top 66 banking groups that represent 50% of all BIS FX bank survey respondents, and highlights what bank groups are most committed to FX globally. (upcoming)
We analyze the latest figures from U.S. regulators and BIS relative to FX derivatives, to recognize how various firms and FX products have evolved over time.
BIS Coverage, Part 3. This report analyzes changes in methods of execution and trading counterparties over time, and it does so normalizing methodology differences between BIS and central bank FX surveys. (upcoming)
BIS Coverage, Part 4. This report will evaluate the preliminary 2019 BIS Triennial FX Survey results, due to be released sometime in August or September 2019.
This report provides our 2019 overview of key performance metrics and transformative trends for the leveraged trading market, which includes retail FX and contracts for difference (CFDs). Report page link
Whether through merger and acquisition or organically, the world of multi-dealer platforms (MDPs) continues to evolve and, with it, capital markets microstructure. This report ranks the most important FX platforms across FX products. Report page link
Japan’s retail FX trading has reached highs of US$250 billion per day, and it has been adopted by roughly 7% of the country’s adult population. This report takes a deep look at key broker firms and market conditions in the world's largest leveraged retail market. Report page link
Best execution in foreign exchange (FX) encompasses a number of steps taken at various times: pre-trade, at-trade, and post trade. The report explores quality execution analysis (QEA), an increasingly important part of the more comprehensive transaction cost analysis (TCA) trend. Report page link
This paper examines CLS, central bank, and Bank for International Settlements data to illustrate how average trade size in the over-the-counter (OTC) spot FX market varies longitudinally, by time of day, by FX pair, and by factors such as counterparty type and use of prime brokers. Report page link
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