Alpari's trading turnover across the key markets in which it operates amounted to 95.6 billion USD in April, roughly matching the average monthly value for the first quarter of 2017. This figure for April is higher than the turnover achieved by Alpari in both January and February of this year.
Trader interest in the key EUR/USD currency pair slightly decreased at the beginning of last month owing to ambiguity surrounding the French presidential election and the risk of Frexit and further rifts within the European Union. This issue was resolved on the 23rd of April as the first round of the French presidential election ended. At the end of the month, a new surge in trader interest towards the EUR/USD pair was recorded. In addition to this, April saw increased trading on several major instruments, the most significant of which was the EUR/JPY pair (+26%).