Interactive Brokers posts rise in trades number, client equity in Jan’15


Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBKR) has earlier today reported its operating metrics for January 2015, one of the most dynamic months in the history of Forex.

Markets have been eager to know the data, as Interactive Brokers has been amid the companies to quantify the impact of the Swiss franc rise on “Black Thursday”, with the number being rather impressive – negative client equity due to this move was USD 120 million. So the most interesting aspect of the metrics for many was client equity. According to the numbers released today, at the end of January 2015 client equity was $56.6 billion, up by 24% against January 2014 and flat to December 2014. Hence, the broker managed to hold up well in this respect.

Activity surged in January 2015, if we consider daily average revenue trades (DARTs), which just kept rising. In fact, their growth accelerated in January 2015 – as the 676,000 DARTS were up by 15% from December 2014 level. And in December last year, DARTS were only 2% higher than in November 2014.

The highlights for January 2015 include:

  • 676 thousand Daily Average Revenue Trades (DARTs), 16% higher than prior year and 15% higher than prior month.
  • Ending client equity of $56.6 billion, 24% higher than prior year and flat to prior month.
  • Ending client margin loan balances of $16.4 billion, 18% higher than prior year and 3% lower than prior month.
  • Ending client credit balances of $30.5 billion, 19% higher than prior year and 3% lower than prior month.
  • 285 thousand client accounts, 17% higher than prior year and 1% higher than prior month.
  • 546 annualized average cleared DARTs per client account.
  • Average commission per cleared client order of $4.27 including exchange, clearing and regulatory fees.

And, as usual, the company provides data for its key products:

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You can read the full announcement by Interactive Brokers by clicking here.

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