Interactive Brokers sees further trading activity drop in June, DARTs down 3%

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBKR), one of the big players on the retail Forex scene in the US, has just posted its operating metrics for June 2015, with the results pointing to a continued decline in trading activity.

The number of daily average revenue trades (DARTs) fell 3% compared with May 2015, which was also a slow month for the electronic brokerage segment of the group. On the brighter side, the number of client accounts showed a marginal rise of 1% month-on-month.

Let’s examine the particular numbers:

  • Daily Average Revenue Trades (DARTs) totaled 600,000, which is 21% higher than in June 2014 and 3% lower than in May 2015.
  • Ending client equity of $66.0 billion, 22% higher than prior year and 1% lower than prior month.
  • Ending client margin loan balances of $19.0 billion, up 23% from June 2014 and down 2% from May 2015.
  • Ending client credit balances of $33.4 billion, 18% higher than prior year and 1% lower than prior month.
  • Client accounts reached 310,000, up 18% from June 2014 and 1% higher than prior month.
  • 447 annualized average cleared DARTs per client account.
  • Average commission per cleared client order of $4.43 including exchange, clearing and regulatory fees.


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To view the official announcement by the broker, click here.

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