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Does the volume tool show the corresponding contracts traded in the underlying?

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If one enables the volume tool, does it show the amount of underlying contracts traded in the futures market that the CFD resembles?

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@zala,

A very good question. Please see the link below from IG on volume. 

https://www.ig.com/uk/glossary-trading-terms/volume-definition

I think the following paragraph is key:

"Each market or exchange will track its own volume and distribute the data to traders. These volume reports usually come once an hour, but they are only estimates – for accurate volume figures traders have to wait until the end of the day."

My personal opinion is that it will be close but not anywhere near as close or accurate as the actual amount of underlying contracts traded in the futures market. This is my personal opinion so it will be interesting to see what others within the IG Community think.

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The volume figures are a bit cloudy as many assets are traded on a number of exchanges and FX just uses tick volume, here is a link to a similar question posted a while back.

 

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I am not following.

Is the volume of SP500 CFDs reflective of the underlying futures volumes or not?
Likewise for other assets such as crude e.g.

It is confusing.

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On 13/11/2018 at 12:17, Caseynotes said:

Hi @zala, as in the link see pic below.

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Thank you.
What about the continuous cash-contracts of indices e.g.?

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