JPX Monthly Headlines

JPX group companies undertake various initiatives and disseminate information with the aim of providing the most attractive markets to all users.
Every month, we showcase the highlights of these efforts in short and concise summaries just for you.


Jul. 28: Listing of LNG Futures and Expansion of Contract Months for Electricity Futures

TOCOM has decided to proceed with the listing of LNG Futures and expansion of contract months for Electricity Futures and has sought public comments for the two changes.
In consideration of the growing need to hedge liquefied natural gas (LNG) spot prices and to fix power generation margins in line with the expected expansion of the short-term and spot LNG market, TOCOM plans to launch a yen-denominated LNG Futures contract in the first quarter of FY2022.
Also, to provide a wider range of Electricity Futures trading opportunities, TOCOM plans to partially revise their specifications from April 2022, including expanding the number of contract months from the current 15 to 24.
TOCOM will endeavor to contribute to the establishment of a "comprehensive energy market" that allows one-stop trading of electricity and fuels for power generation.

Aug. 13: Proof of Concept Project to Provide a Learning Environment for Trading Utilizing IT and Data Analysis - Awards Ceremony Held for Data Analysis Competition -

JPX launched "J-Quants", a Proof of Concept (PoC) Project in January 2021 to provide a learning environment for trading through utilizing IT and data analysis. An awards ceremony was held online for the competitions we have held so far - the fundamentals analysis competition and the news data analysis competition. In addition to the awards presentation to top prize winners from the competitions, the ceremony also included explanations of their analytical methods and general comments on this competition. JPX will continue to consider providing an environment that makes it easy for retail investors to conduct trading utilizing IT and data analysis, based on the results of these activities.