Tag: KCG Hotspot volumes

November 01, 2014 BY Gerald Segal

Hotspot FX reports October trading volumes at $34 billion ADV

As parent KCG prepares to sell it, Hotspot FX sees another strong month of trading volumes. For the month of October, Hotspot FX has reported that trading volumes averaged $34.3 billion daily - not quite the $38 billion ADV Hotspot did in an industry-wide record setting September, but still well above the $29-$30 billion average seen…

Read more
October 01, 2014 BY Gerald Segal

KCG Hotspot reports record FX volumes in September at $38 billion ADV

It looks like it'll be a September to remember in institutional FX trading. Possibly in retail too. Yesterday we learned that ICAP's EBS unit will report its first above-$100 billion ADV month since mid-2013, despite reporting otherwise lackluster financial results for the half-year to September 30. So it should come as no surprise that its…

Read more
September 05, 2014 BY Gerald Segal

Draghi = Volumes: KCG Hotspot reports its best day in months

We're still in the midst of reporting August FX trading volumes, however in a few weeks we should see a major improvement from the so-far-slow 2014 when September figures roll around. As expected, yesterday's surprise ECB  rate cut caused not just a 1%+ drop in the Euro against major currencies, but also engendered a spike…

Read more
July 16, 2014 BY Gerald Segal

Mid-month Retail Forex volumes report - July looking slow

Not exactly the news which many in the retail forex world were looking for, but it looks like July will not provide any respite from the low-trading-volumes environment we've seen so far in the first half of 2014. The (northern hemisphere) summer months are traditionally slow in the trading world, and so far it looks…

Read more
April 15, 2014 BY Gerald Segal

Hotspot remains hot, March FX volumes up 6% to $32.1B ADV

KCG's Forex ECN unit KCG Hotspot has another good month, FX trading volumes up 6% over February and 18% over last year. The first quarter has ended with a bang for the world's leading Forex ECNs. After seeing ICAP's EBS and Thomson Reuters' FXall show nice rises over February levels including an all-time high at…

Read more
January 15, 2014 BY Gerald Segal

December volume metrics at KCG Hotspot lower by 7%

Total volumes for last year higher by 17% over 2012 Volume metrics during the last month of the year at KCG Hotspot have remained somewhat subdued when compared to November’s release, however that shouldn't be a big surprise considering the broad industry slowdown during the holiday month, especially when it comes to institutional volumes. Overall…

Read more