Update : Aug. 01, 2012
[Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.]
Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE) will reduce the trading fee pertaining to individual securities options trading from JPY 40 to JPY 10 per contract with a view to invigorating trading in the individual securities options market. The reduced trading fee takes effect from today onward. (See "Trading Fees for Futures and Options" below.) TSE is also considering revisions to the market maker scheme to increase the appeal of the individual securities options market. Details of such revisions will be announced at a later date.
The recent entry of online brokers and other new participants in the individual securities options market has led to a steady growth in trading volume. Auction market liquidity increased sharply, reaching 29,249 contracts in May, a record high since the launch of Tdex+ System, TSE's derivatives trading platform, in October 2009. (See graph below.)
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