FXCM sees best ever retail FX volumes in September at $414 billion


FXCM Inc. (NYSE:FXCM) today announced certain key operating metrics for September 2014 for its retail and institutional foreign exchange business. FXCM reported a blowout month, with record setting retail volumes blowing past the $400 billion handle and institutional volumes rising above the $300 billion mark.

If September was a month to remember, October could also hold some surprises to the upside as well with global markets acting topsy-turvy. For the record, FXCM’s previous best retail volume metric was $396 billion back in June 2013. Check out the chart and all detailed monthly metrics for September below:

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September 2014 Retail Trading Metrics

  • Retail customer trading volume of $414 billion in September 2014, 38% higher than August 2014 and 45% higher than September 2013. Volume from indirect sources was 47% of total retail volume in the third quarter 2014.
  • Retail customer trading volume for the third quarter 2014 was $977 billion, 27% higher than the second quarter 2014, and relatively flat when compared to third quarter 2013.
  • Average retail customer trading volume per day of $18.8 billion in September 2014, 31% higher than August 2014 and 38% higher than September 2013.
  • An average of 482,784 retail customer trades per day in September 2014, 23% higher than August 2014 and 26% higher than September 2013.
  • Tradable accounts of 212,019 as of September 30, 2014, an increase of 12,642, or 6% from August 2014, and an increase of 23,031, or 12%, from September 2013. Tradable accounts as of September 30, 2014 include 12,575 accounts acquired from IBFX.

September 2014 Institutional Trading Metrics

  • Institutional customer trading volume of $362 billion in September 2014, 41% higher than August 2014 and 100% higher than September 2013.
  • Institutional customer trading volume for the third quarter 2014 was $881 billion, 48% higher than the second quarter 2014 and 53% higher than the third quarter 2013.
  • Average institutional trading volume per day of $16.5 billion in September 2014, 35% higher than August 2014 and 92% higher than September 2013.
  • An average of 39,379 institutional client trades per day in September 2014, 11% higher than August 2014 and 3% higher than September 2013.

More information, including historical results for each of the above metrics, can be found on the investor relations page of the Company’s corporate website.

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