FXCM reports May retail trading volumes 2% lower MoM at $280 billion


FXCM Inc. (NYSE:FXCM) today announced key forex trading metrics for May 2016 for its retail and institutional business.

May 2016 Customer Trading Metrics:

Retail Customer Trading Metrics

  • Retail customer trading volume of $280 billion in May 2016, 2% lower than April 2016 and 15% lower than May 2015.
  • Average retail customer trading volume per day of $12.7 billion in May 2016, 7% lower than April 2016 and 20% lower than May 2015.
  • An average of 550,310 retail client trades per day in May 2016, 6% lower than April 2016 and 6% higher than May 2015.
  • Active accounts of 177,900 as of May 31, 2016, an increase of 1,088, or 1%, from April 30, 2016, and an increase of 3,529, or 2%, from May 31, 2015.
  • Tradeable accounts of 170,850 as of May 31, 2016, an increase of 1,682, or 1%, from April 30, 2016, and a decrease of 17,634, or 9%, from May 31, 2015.

Institutional Customer Trading Metrics

  • Institutional customer trading volume of $50 billion in May 2016, 33% lower than April 2016 and 67% higher than May 2015.
  • Average institutional trading volume per day of $2.3 billion in May 2016, 34% lower than April 2016 and 64% higher than May 2015.
  • An average of 45,999 institutional client trades per day in May 2016, 14% lower than April 2016 and 325% higher than May 2015.

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