US retail Forex assets rise 6.4% in July as FCMs show increases across the board

US Retail Forex brokers saw client assets on deposit increase in July, the increased volatility in FX markets during summer trading sure played a role in the increased assets on record. This is a positive sign for USA based FCMs on the just-released data from the CFTC after a few months of steady decline.

Overall, Retail FX accounts at US regulated brokers totaled $597.2 million as of August 31st – up 6.4% from June, have we seen a bottom in retail forex assets and a start of a trend up? The lowest point since record keeping began came back in December 2014 when $551 million in assets were reported, we are now sitting $40 million above this summer roughly half a year later.




As far as the individual brokers go, industry leader FXCM Inc (NYSE:FXCM) saw only a quarter percent decline. Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) saw a 3% bump along with OANDA, retaining their #2, and #3 positions. Interactive Brokers Group, Inc (NASDAQ:IBKR) had the largest increase, vaulting back into 4th place again in July with a 57% increase to get back above the $60 million handle.




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