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Platforms Benefit from US Poll Volatility
Early indications from FX trading platforms suggests all saw a good boost to activity during the US election results sequence. Bats’ Hotspot handled average daily volume (ADV) of $64.5 billion on November 9, the firm says, roughly two and a half times more than the average it had been handling in the first week of the month and significantly higher than last month’s $25.3 billion ADV. FXSpotStream also had a good day, with the firm saying it handled $48 billion on a single count basis, almost three times its volumes which last month were $17.1 billion. FastMatchFX also saw a similar increase in activity, handling $38 billion yesterday, up from the $14 billion it was averaging in November and the $13.6 billion averaged in October.

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