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 2017Total Volume ADV
ECN + SEF   279,815  12,165.86
Swap Dealer    77,497   3,369.41
Total   357,311      15,535
% Change vs. July 2017Total Volume ADV
ECN + SEF32% 21%
Swap Dealer35% 23%
Total33% 21%
% Change vs. August 2016Total Volume ADV
ECN + SEF86% 86%
Swap Dealer19% 19%
Total66% 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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