GAIN Capital sees retail, institutional trading volumes decline in February 2016


Online trading services provider Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) has just posted its key operating metrics for February 2016, with both retail and institutional trading volumes lagging behind levels seen in January 2016.

Last week, another US Forex major – FXCM, reported its volumes metrics for February 2016, with retail volumes also staging a decrease, but institutional showing a rise.

And although GAIN registered decreases in institutional and OTC retail volumes in monthly terms, the annual comparison was better, with retail OTC trading volumes up 13.1% from February 2015 levels and institutional up 31.3% in annual terms.

Retail Metrics

  • OTC average daily volume of $13.2 billion, a decrease of 17.4% from January 2016 and an increase of 7.7% from February 2015.
  • OTC trading volume of $276.3 billion, a decrease of 13.3% from January 2016 and an increase of 13.1% from February 2015.
  • Active OTC accounts of 143,673, a decrease of 0.1% from January 2016 and an increase of 47.9% from February 2015.
  • Futures average daily contracts of 36,993, a decrease of 13.5% from January 2016 and 0.9% from February 2015.
  • Futures contracts of 739,859, a decrease of 8.9% from January 2016 and an increase of 4.3% from February 2015.

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Institutional Metrics

  • ECN average daily volume of $8.3 billion, a decrease of 12.1% from January 2016 and an increase of 25.0% from February 2015.
  • ECN volume of $174.0 billion, a decrease of 7.7% from January 2016 and an increase of 31.3% from February 2015.
  • Swap Dealer average daily volume of $3.0 billion, an increase of 4.5% from January 2016 and a decrease of 3.0% from February 2015.
  • Swap Dealer volume1 of $64.0 billion, an increase of 9.7% from January 2016 and 1.9% from February 2015.

You can view the full announcement from Gain Capital by clicking here.

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