GAIN Capital retail FX volumes up 18.4% in January, setting a company record


Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) today reported certain operating metrics for the month of January 2015.  Volumes at GAIN Capital continue to rise, with a substantial increase in January compared to the previous month of December 2014, which itself was a month which bucked the industry trend by showing an increase compared with November 2014. As a result, record FX volumes were achieved as January sets GAIN Capital off to a healthy start to the year.

Retail metrics

  • Retail OTC trading volume of $279.6 billion, an increase of 18.4% from December 2014 and an increase of 30.3% from January 2014.
  • Average daily retail OTC trading volume of $13.3 billion, an increase of 24.1% from December 2014 and an increase of 36.5% from January 2014.
  • Active retail OTC accounts of 96,154, an increase of 1.3% from December 2014 and a decrease of 1.3% from January 2014.
  • Futures contracts of 742,751, an increase of 14.1% from December 2014 and an increase of 53.0% from January 2014.
  • Average daily futures contracts of 35,369, an increase of 19.5% from December 2014 and an increase of 60.3% from January 2014.
  • Total funded accounts of 135,340, an increase of 1.2% from December 2014 and an increase of 4.6% from January 2014.
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Institutional metrics

  • Total institutional trading volume of $451.1 billion, an increase of 11.2% from December 2014 and a decrease of 9.0% from January 2014.
  • Average daily institutional volume of $21.5 billion, an increase of 16.4% from December 2014 and a decrease of 4.7% from January 2014.
  • GTX trading volume of $411.9 billion, an increase of 8.6% from December 2014 and a decrease of 5.8% fromJanuary 2014.
  • Average daily GTX volume of $19.6 billion, an increase of 13.7% from December 2014, and a decrease of 1.3% from January 2014.

For the official announcement from GAIN Capital, click here.

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