FXCM September retail forex volumes steady at $326 billion, down only 1% MoM


FXCM Inc (NYSE:FXCM), the globally regulated Forex trading brokerage today announced key customer trading metrics for September 2015 for its retail and institutional FX business. Volumes were roughly unchanged only down 1% from August, in line with the rest of the industry’s mixed bag of up and down month over month results. Year over year totals in the retail segment were off by 10% from September 2014’s continuing operations. It’s noteworthy to remind that some operating Metrics have been restated from January 2014 – March 2015 to separate continuing and discontinued Operations.  The percentage changes versus last year reflect the operating metrics for continuing operations only.

September 2015 Monthly activities included:

Retail Customer Trading Metrics

  • Retail customer trading volume of $326 billion in September 2015, 1% lower than August 2015 and 10% lower than September 2014. Volume from indirect sources was 38% of total retail volume in the third quarter 2015.
  • Retail customer trading volume for the third quarter 2015 was $972 billion, 3% lower than the second quarter 2015, and 11% higher when compared to third quarter 2014.
  • Average retail customer trading volume per day of $14.8 billion in September 2015, 6% lower than August 2015 and 10% lower than September 2014.
  • An average of 564,711 retail customer trades per day in September 2015, 5% lower than August 2015 and 29% higher than September 2014.
  • Active accounts of 180,121 as of September 30, 2015, a decrease of 601, or 0.3%, from August 2015, and an increase of 21,885, or 14%, from September 2014.
  • Tradeable accounts of 160,350 as of September 30, 2015, an increase of 2,050, or 1% from August 2015, and a decrease of 9,274, or 5%, from September 2014.

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Institutional Customer Trading Metrics

  • Institutional customer trading volume of $47 billion in September 2015, flat from August 2015 and 44% lower than September 2014.
  • Institutional customer trading volume for the third quarter 2014 was $131 billion, 22% higher than the second quarter 2015 and 40% lower than the third quarter 2014.
  • Average institutional trading volume per day of $2.1 billion in September 2015, 9% lower than August 2015 and 45% lower than September 2014.
  • An average of 29,856 institutional client trades per day in September 2015, 15% lower than August 2015 and 99% higher than September 2014.

To view the official release from FXCM, click here.

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FXCM September retail forex volumes steady at $326 billion, down only 1% MoM

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