Annual report series covering development of retail FX trading in Japan
Two decades since the launch of retail FX trading globally, Japan remains a very relevant case study for regulators and brokers around the world to understanding foreign exchange (FX) trading at the retail level, or for that matter retail trading of any asset class. The vibrancy of Japan’s brokerage scene takes place within a credible regulatory environment and begs the question of how industry and regulators were able to strike a balance that achieves sensible industry growth. 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 and 15.5% of the population holding investable assets.
Select questions answered in this study include: