FXCM ends a solid 2013 with a mild 12% drop in December volumes

Overall, FXCM retail volumes were up 14% and institutional volumes 72% (!!) in 2013.

Leading retail forex broker FXCM closed the books on a very strong 2013 with (not unexpectedly) weaker December volumes metrics. Seasonally slow December came in at $272 billion retail volumes (down 12% from November) and $146 billion institutional volumes (down 24%). We saw similar December declines reported last week at rival Gain Capital.

For the year 2013, FXCM averaged $339 billion per month retail and $169 billion institutional — for its first year ever averaging more than $500 billion per month total volumes.

FXCM monthly volume metrics December 2013


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