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What slump in volumes? As far as FXCM (NYSE:FXCM) is concerned, their institutional offering has hit a recorded all time high for June at $226B as GBP strength, EUR weakness and dollar stagnation combined to create opportunities for FXCM’s institutional base to chase pips.
Retail volumes were flat dropping just 3% MoM as traders remain confused by the still lower than average volatility, which keeps algorithms and speculators at bay. For more detailed info read the detailed June metric report and check out the volume graph below:
June 2014 Retail Trading Metrics
Retail customer trading volume of $254 billion in June 2014, 3% lower than May 2014 and 36% lower than June 2013. Volume from indirect sources was 45% of total retail volume in the second quarter 2014. Retail customer trading volume for the second quarter 2014 was $769 billion, 18% lower than the first quarter 2014, and 33% lower than the second quarter 2013.
Average retail customer trading volume per day of $12.1 billion in June 2014, 1% higher than May 2014 and 39% lower than June 2013.
An average of 350,069 retail client trades per day in June 2014, 1% higher than May 2014 and 37% lower than June 2013.
Tradable accounts of 208,365 as of June 30, 2014, an increase of 4,336 accounts, or 2% from May 2014, and an increase of 17,367 accounts, or 9%, from June 2013.
June 2014 Institutional Trading Metrics
Institutional customer trading volume of $226 billion in June 2014, 22% higher than May 2014 and 23% higher than June 2013.
Average institutional trading volume per day of $10.8 billion in June 2014, 29% higher than May 2014 and 17% higher than June 2013.
An average of 54,542 institutional client trades per day in June 2014, 1% lower than May 2014 and 34% higher than June 2013.