GTX sees record FX trading volumes in August 2017 at $357 billion, $15.5B ADV


GTX forex volumes

GTX, the institutional FX arm of retail forex broker Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP), has reported record trading volumes during the month of August – quite a surprise given the usually quiet nature of summer currency trading in the institutional world.

GTX reported total trading volumes of $357.3 billion in August or $15.5 billion ADV, up 33% and 21% respectively from $268.6 billion total and $12.8 billion ADV in July.

GTX’s previous record month was March 2017, at $339.0 billion total and $14.7 billion ADV.

August 2017 Total Volume   ADV
ECN + SEF    279,815    12,165.86
Swap Dealer     77,497     3,369.41
Total    357,311       15,535
       
% Change vs. July 2017 Total Volume   ADV
ECN + SEF 32%   21%
Swap Dealer 35%   23%
Total 33%   21%
       
% Change vs. August 2016 Total Volume   ADV
ECN + SEF 86%   86%
Swap Dealer 19%   19%
Total 66%   66%

The data presented includes GTX’s swap dealer business which provides “voice” agency execution services, representing about 20% of total volumes.

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GTX sees record FX trading volumes in August 2017 at $357 billion, $15.5B ADV

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