In terms of Spot FX, all the major platforms delivered lower results in Feb 16.
- EBS -1.2% to $102.6bn/day ($103.8bn/day in Jan 16), up +9% compared to Feb 15 level at $94.1bn/day
- Reuters spot -9.8% to $111bn/day ($123bn/day in Jan 16), -2.6% compared to Feb 15 at $114bn/day
- The CME -1.7% to $119bn/day ($121bn/day in Jan 16), up +26.1% compared to Feb 15 level of $94bn/day
In terms of other products, Reuters showed a smaller -3.5% fall in other product volumes, including NDFs and swaps (on their SEF) to $245bn/day.
Table showing Top Tier platforms: Reuters, EBS and CME Futures vols for Feb 2016
Looking at Reuters: Chart below shows Reuters Spot, Other volumes (which includes SEF swaps as well as NDF and FX Options vols) and total vols.
Reuters Monthly FX vols for Spot, Other and total vols Feb 16
Turning back now to comparing major platforms, below are two charts showing performance of the platforms.
Charts showing relative performance of Reuters and EBS and The CME Feb 16
Reuters-EBS Difference: Looking at the differential that we track between Reuters-EBS (red line) in chart below, in Feb the differential dropped dramatically (in favor of EBS) from $20bn/day to $8.4bn/day a drop of -58%.
The red line has now broken through the rising dotted black (support) line, signaling a strengthening of EBS relative to Reuters.
Chart showing the gap between Reuters and EBS spot FX (Reuters-EBS) vols for Feb 16
Second tier platforms (Fastmatch and Hotspot reported Dec vols last week, here)