GAIN Capital sees retail Forex volumes drop 6% MoM in July 2015


Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) has just reported its operating metrics for July 2015, with the numbers showing a small drop in both retail and institutional trading volumes on a monthly basis, but a robust rise in annual terms. This way, the results are broadly in tune with the majority of the Forex industry, obviously reflecting the traditional summer slowdown in trading activity, but also revealing some steady underlying performance.

Also, when comparing the retail FX metrics in monthly terms, we should bear in mind that June 2015 was extraordinarily strong for GAIN, so its achievements would have been hard to beat during any month.

Let’s examine the particular metrics.

Retail Metrics

OTC trading volume amounted to $352.7 billion, down 6.1% from June 2015 and up 92.5% from July 2014.

Average daily OTC trading volume of $15.3 billion, down 10.2% from June 2015 and up 92.5% from July 2014.

Active OTC accounts of 148,678, consistent with June 2015 and up massive 59.2% from July 2014.

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Institutional Metrics

GTX trading volume of $390.1 billion, down 6.9% from June 2015 and up 7.5% from July 2014.

Average daily GTX volume of $17.0 billion, down 10.9% from June 2015 and up 7.5% from June 2014.

Futures Metrics

Futures contracts of 666,002, a decrease of 4.3% from June 2015 and an increase of 10.7% from July 2014.

Average daily futures contracts of 30,273, a decrease of 4.3% from June 2015 and an increase of 15.8% from July 2014.

To view the official announcement by GAIN, click here.

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