We had already seen FXCM’s volume numbers, and as such it was no surprise that Revenues, EBITDA and other metrics such as Client Equity were up nicely. And with its$17 million acquisition of Foreland Forex now closed, FXCM is now among the five largest retail Forex firms in Japan. (For a list of Forex M&A transactions and valuation multiples see the LeapRate-Dow Jones Forex Industry Report for 2011.
Somewhat surprising, however – similar to what we saw at Gain Capital – is that despite generally increased trading volumes abroad, US retail trading volumes are significantly down from 2010 levels. See our piece on The Disappearing US Forex Market for more details.
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