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Trading Overview of Fiscal Year 2012

Update : Apr. 01, 2013

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Highlights

Equity Market

Equities

[Equities]
-TOPIX began FY2012 in the mid-800s but declined after summer, dipping momentarily below 700 points, as concerns over Europe fuelled negative sentiment. From November onward, there was a sustained market rally driven by heavy trading on rising hopes for monetary easing following the LDP's return to power and the plunging yen. The auction trading volume of 1st Section domestic stocks reached 535.3 billion shares, a new high since FY2009.
-At the close of trading on March 29, TOPIX was up 21.1% year-on-year at 1034.71 points.

ETF, ETN

-In FY2012, TSE welcomed leveraged and inverse ETFs to the market and saw the listings of such ETFs linked to TOPIX and other major stock price indices of various Asian countries.
-The total number of listed ETFs/ETNs is now 131, an increase of 7 issues from the end of FY2011.

REIT

-FY2012 trading volume reached a new high of 19,267 thousand units, surpassing the previous record of 10,135 thousand units in FY2011.
-Trading in REITs increased significantly since the end of 2012 on the back of monetary easing hopes. At the close of trading on March 29, the TSE REIT Index was up 66.0% year-on-year at 1642.79 points.

Derivatives Market

JGB Futures

-FY2012 trading volume of 10-year JGB futures was 9,481,403 contracts (daily average: 38,700 contracts), up 32% from the previous year.
-Evening session trading volume of 10-year JGB futures in FY2012 reached a new high of 1,158,709 contracts (daily average: 4,729 contracts), up 69% from the previous year.

Index Futures

-FY2012 trading volume of TOPIX futures was 16,710,007 contracts (daily average: 68,204 contracts), up 17% from the previous year. This was also the third highest volume in history.
-Evening session trading volume of TOPIX futures in FY2012 reached a new high of 779,090 contracts (daily average: 3,180 contracts), up 100% from the previous year.
-FY2012 trading volume of mini TOPIX futures reached a new record of 2,585,734 contracts (daily average: 10,554 contracts), up 170% from the previous year.
-Evening session trading volume of mini TOPIX futures in FY2012 also reached a new high of 165,343 contracts (daily average: 675 contracts), up 346% from the previous year.
-On March 5, 2013, intraday trading volume of TOPIX futures reached a record 643,443 contracts since the market was launched.

Options

[Individual Options]
-FY2012 trading volume of individual options was562,506 contracts (daily average: 2,296contracts), a 67% gain year-on-year.
-Monthly trading volume of individual options was 152,623 contracts (daily average: 7,631 contracts), increasing 6.7 times year-on-year. Trading volume on March 12, 2013 was 74,573 contracts, a high since January 13, 2011.
[Options on JGB Futures]
-FY2012 trading volume of options on 10-year JGB futures was 2,204,481 contracts (daily average: 8,998 contracts), up 6% from the previous year.
[Index Options]
-FY2012 trading volume of index options was 95,800 contracts (daily average: 391contracts), increasing 7.3 times year-on-year.
-Monthly trading volume of index options reached 54,071 contracts (daily average: 2,704 contracts), its highest level in slightly more than two decades.

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