Vietnam’s derivatives market enjoys robust and sustainable growth with 59 trading sessions in the first quarter of the year(Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s derivatives market enjoyed robust and sustainable growth with 59 trading sessions in the first quarter of the year, according to the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX).

More than 1.35 million contracts were traded for more than 146.1 trillion VND (6.42 billion USD) in the period. The average trading volume of the market reached 22,884 contracts per session, up 63 percent from the previous quarter and double the average amount in 2017.

Individual domestic investors were dominant on the market with 98 percent of trading orders carried out by them while domestic institutional investors made up only 1.59 percent of total volume.

Foreign investors became more interested in the Vietnamese derivatives market when trading volumes reached 4,981 contracts, accounting for 0.18 percent of the market’s total number. Notably, the number of contracts enjoyed strong surge in March, tripling January’s figure and 1.3 times higher than February’s.

The HNX said the derivatives market has proved itself as an effective risk-management instrument, helping stabilise the investors’ sentiment and anticipate market trends. -VNA