GAIN Capital releases August trading metrics – retail stagnant, institutional down on July


GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP) today reported its operating metrics for the month of August 2014.

Retail OTC trading volume during August this year amounted to $183.3 billion, virtually unchanged from July 2014 and an increase of 48.8% from August 2013, remarkable considering the differential in fortunes this year compared to the high points of last summer.

Average daily retail OTC trading volume across GAIN Capital’s business was $8.7 billion, an increase of 9.6% from July 2014 and an increase of 55.9% from August 2013, and active retail OTC accounts stood at 92,911 in numbers, a decrease of 0.5% from July 2014 and an increase of 42.3% from August 2013.

Futures contracts of 512,731, a decrease of 14.7% from July 2014 and an increase of 9.9% from August 2013. Average daily futures contracts of 24,416, a decrease of 6.6% from July 2014 and an increase of 15.1% from August 2013.

Total funded accounts of 131,178, no change from July 2014 and an increase of 39.0% from August 2013.

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Institutional metrics – volume down 12.7% over July 2014

Whilst retail trading volumes at GAIN Capital in August maintained an equilibrium compared to July, the institutional business took a considerable decline with total institutional trading volume for August 2014 standing at $344.7 billion, a decrease of 12.7% from July 2014 and an increase of 27.4% from August 2013.

Average daily institutional volumes amounted to $16.4 billion, a decrease of 4.4% from July 2014 and an increase of 33.5% from August 2013, and GTX trading volume weighed in at $321.8 billion, a decrease of 11.3% from July 2014 and an increase of 19.0% from August 2013.

Average daily GTX volume totaled $15.3 billion, a decrease of 2.9% from July 2014 and an increase of 24.7% from August 2013.

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