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Market Demography for FCPO and FKLI from January to April 2011

The two most popular derivates products traded on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives exchange are still Crude Palm Oil futures (FCPO) and Kuala Lumpur Composite Index futures (FKLI). The following is an overview of the total market participation for both products.

Kuala Lumpur Composite Index Futures (Code: FKLI)

Market Demography for KLCI from January to April 2011

There is a higher percentage of foreign corporate traders (35% – 39%) compared to their local corporate counterpart which accounted for only 1% to 2% between January and April this year. What’s interesting to note is that domestic retail has a stronger market participation compared to domestic institutions.

The opposite is true for the retail segment where domestic retail participation is consistently higher at a rate of 40% to 42%. Most notable is the zero participation from the foreign retail traders. The second highest participation of FKLI trade is the foreign corporate traders segment. They consist of between 36% beginning of January 2011 and have risen to 39% in April 2011.

The local market interest by local participants has dropped since Jan 2011 from 22% to 19% in April 2011 while the involvement of proprietary is non-existent.

Crude Palm Oil Futures Futures (Code: FCPO)

Market Demography for FCPO from January to April 2011

The percentages of market participation for FCPO are more distributed among a few market participants compared to the FKLI market.

The most involved participants of the FCPO market are the local participants, which are also recognized as the market movers. From January 2011 to April 2011, they have been the most active in April 2011 as their participation has increased from 32% in January 2011, up 2% to 34% in April 2011, except for a 4% drop to 28% in February 2011.

Foreign institutions were most interested in February 2011 with 32% market participation rate while showing the least interest in April 2011 with the market participation rate at just 26%.

Domestic retail on the other hand has almost the same market participation rate as foreign institutions. Their market participation rate was 25% from January 2011 to February 2011 and down 1% to 24% from March 2011 to April 2011.

Compared to the FKLI market participation, domestic institutions place more interest in the FCPO market, showing rate of participation between 15% and 16% from January to April 2011.

The result of market participation for FKLI and FCPO products is the findings of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives.

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