Dollar-yen buying positions hit a record high, and the pound continues to boom! Gaitame.com Research Institute FX Investor Survey October 2022

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Dollar-yen buying positions hit a record high, and the pound continues to boom! [Gaitame.com Research Institute FX Investor Survey October 2022]

Gaitame.com Research Institute Co., Ltd. (hereafter, “Gaitame.com Research Institute”; head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Jun Takeuchi), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gaitame.com Co., Ltd., is a foreign exchange investment company for individual investors. We conduct surveys and research on foreign exchange information that is useful for This time, we will inform you that we have investigated the actual situation of FX investors.
table of contents
1.Financial Futures Association FX Investor Trends Summary
2.Gaitame.com FX Investor Trend Summary
2-1. Realized profit and loss in FX trading
2-2. Number of traders by currency pair
2-3. Average transaction volume
2-4. Account opening period
2-5. Age distribution of FX investment
2-6.Trends of FX account holders
3. Summary
1.Financial Futures Association FX Investor Trends Summary
Over-the-counter FX trading yen amount decreased by about 22.2%, open interest increased by 14.8%
According to the data released by the Financial Futures Association on November 15, the value of over-the-counter FX transactions in October 2022 will decrease by about 22.2% from the previous month to 1088.2488 trillion yen. It’s down from September, when it hit its all-time high. On the other hand, the total unsettled positions (open interest = open interest) as of the end of the month was approximately 9.3318 trillion yen, an increase of approximately 14.8% from the end of the previous month. It was the highest amount since statistics began.
In addition, in October, due to the divergence between the monetary policies of Japan and the United States, while the dollar-yen exchange rate exceeded 150 yen, individual investors increased their dollar-yen buying positions by 73% month-on-month, reaching a record high. became.
The five currency pairs with the highest transaction amounts are USD/JPY (US dollar/yen), GBP/JPY (pound/yen), GBP/USD (pound/dollar), EUR/USD (euro/dollar), and AUD/JPY (Australia). USD/JPY), followed by USD (USD), JPY (JPY), and GBP (pound).
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Trading amount and position
(Source) Created by the Company based on the Financial Futures Association’s “Over-the-counter FX Monthly Bulletin”.
Left axis – transaction amount, right axis – position meter
The data unit in the graph is million yen.
2. Gaitame.com FX Investor Trends October 2022
Steadily Accumulating Earnings for Individual Investors
We investigated FX investor trends in October 2022 with the
cooperation of Gaitame.com Co., Ltd., which has more than 580,000 FX accounts.
Survey target service: Gaitame.com “Gaika Next Neo”
Survey period: October 3, 2022 7:00 to November 1, 2022 6:00 *FX investor surveys are conducted after anonymizing personal information so that specific individuals cannot be identified. 2-1. Realized profit and loss in FX trading
Realized gains and losses in FX trading were positive at 52.1% and negative at 47.9%. Plus decreased by 1.9 percentage points from the previous month. It is speculated that investor profits were held back in September and October because the government and the Bank of Japan’s yen-buying intervention totaling 6.3499 trillion yen made the outlook for the foreign exchange market unclear.
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Profit and loss of trading participants
2-2. Number of traders by currency pair
The top 10 traders by currency pair are USD/JPY (US dollar/yen), GBP/JPY (pound/yen), AUD/JPY (Australian dollar/yen), EUR/JPY (euro/yen), EUR/ USD (Euro/US Dollar), MXN/JPY (Mexican Peso/Yen), GBP/USD (Pound/US Dollar), NZD/JPY (NZ Dollar/Yen), TRY/JPY (Turkish Lira/Yen), AUD/USD (Australia) USD/USD).
USD/JPY (US dollar/yen) is yen-buying intervention by the government and the Bank of Japan, while GBP/JPY (pound/yen) is in turmoil due to the change of prime minister in the UK. Let’s go.
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Number of traders by currency
2-3.Average trading volume
The average trading volume per FX investor order was 35,000 currencies (35 lots), up from the previous month. Although the trend toward small-lot sales continued this year, it has recently been on a recovery trend. USD/JPY requires a deposit of 6,000 yen per lot (as of November 15, excluding corporate accounts), so the required deposit amount per order is approximately 210,000 yen. MXN/JPY (Mexican peso/yen) requires a deposit of 400 yen per lot (as of November 15, excluding corporate accounts), so the required deposit amount per order is 14,000 yen.
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Average trading volume (Unit: Lot)
2-4.Account opening period
The average period after opening an account for FX investors who traded increased to 104 months (8 years and 6 months). The opening period is steadily increasing, and it seems that investors are beginning to recognize FX trading as a medium- to long-term investment destination.
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Account opening period (months)
2-5.Age distribution of FX investment
By age group of FX investors, 33.2% were in their 40s, followed by those in their 50s and 30s. By gender, men accounted for nearly 80%. [Image 6

Age composition of trading participants
2-6.Trends of FX account holders
Investors in their 30s accounted for the largest number of investors who opened new FX accounts, followed by those in their 40s, 20s, and 50s.
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Age composition of account holders
3. Summary
In the foreign exchange market in October 2022, the yen-buying intervention by the government and the Bank of Japan and growing speculation of a slowdown in the pace of interest rate hikes in the United States overlapped, and the USD 1-strong trend has receded. Since both the speed of change and the price range were large, it seems that investors had a hard time keeping up with this movement. However, given the fact that many investors are actively trading and accumulating profits even in such an environment, it can be seen that the trading skills of individual investors have improved.
For past survey results, please refer to Mane-iku ch
(https://www.gaitame.com/media/).
“Investor Research” Category
https://www.gaitame.com/media/archive/category/FX%E6%8A%95%E8%B3%87%E5%AE%B6%E8%AA%BF%E6%9F%BB Our greatest role is to provide valuable information in order to contribute as a reliable partner for our customers. Taking pride in being a foreign exchange professional, we will engage in various activities to assist individual investors in conducting foreign exchange transactions.
■ Inquiries regarding this matter
Gaitame.com Research Institute, Inc.
Person in charge: Oshima, Ono
TEL: 03-6459-0902 (Reception hours: 13:00-18:00)
Mail: seminar@gaitamesk.info
■Company profile
Gaitame.com Research Institute, Inc. (https://gaitamesk.com/) Location: 2-8-1 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Representative Director: Jun Takeuchi
Business: (1) Surveys and research on international financial markets and economies, and the provision and sale of such information (2) Surveys and research on foreign exchange transactions, etc. (3) Planning of seminars, lectures, events, etc. on investment, Operation and implementation (4) Others
Capital: 50,000,000 yen
Major shareholder: Gaitame.com Co., Ltd.
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