In January, 2014, the trading volume of Alpari in Russia and the CIS came to 136.6 bln USD. This is an increase of 24%, in comparison with the same period in 2013. The aggregate number of trades in January, 2014, spilled over the 1 mln lot mark, and the number of open accounts at Alpari was close to 1.1 mln.
At the end of last month, Alpari published the 2013 key performance figures of the company’s operations in Russia and the CIS. Through 2013, the company significantly increased its client base and increased its trading volume by 57%, with average monthly turnover hitting 131.2 bln USD.
“Some uncertainty around the actions of the new head of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, and the rather unexpected depreciation of the Canadian dollar has increased volatility in the markets. This hasn’t caused any slowdown in the traders activities”, said Vladislav Kovalchuk, Director of Marketing at Alpari.
The single largest increase in turnover for Alpari in January was 9.1 bln USD, seen in the GBPUSD currency pair, an increase of 40%. There was also a noticeable increase in the volume of trades in the EURUSD currency pair with trading volume growing by 8.9 bln USD, a rise of 17%. The share of the three most popular currency pairs in January saw EURUSD taking 45%, GBPUSD at 24% and USDJPY receiving 7% of all trades.
Alpari is one of the world’s leading names in online Forex trading, serving clients in 150 countries across the globe, with offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Dubai, New York, Shanghai, Moscow and other financial centers around the world.