Tag: retail Forex volumes

January 13, 2014 BY Gerald Segal

FXCM ends a solid 2013 with a mild 12% drop in December volumes

Overall, FXCM retail volumes were up 14% and institutional volumes 72% (!!) in 2013. Leading retail forex broker FXCM closed the books on a very strong 2013 with (not unexpectedly) weaker December volumes metrics. Seasonally slow December came in at $272 billion retail volumes (down 12% from November) and $146 billion institutional volumes (down 24%).…

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December 17, 2013 BY Gerald Segal

Retail forex volumes in Asia grow as the Carry Trade returns

Federal Reserve’s tapering will be the theme to spark volatility and volume growth in 2014 Most participants in the FX markets will mark 2013 as the year when the carry trade has returned. And the funding currency of choice is the same as before 2008 – the Japanese Yen. Ultra low interest rates coupled with…

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November 25, 2013 BY Gerald Segal

LeapRate Retail FX Volume Index climbs 1% in October to $286B daily

Retail forex volumes remained strong in October despite institutional FX slowdown. October was somewhat of a strange month in the forex world -- at least as far as trading volumes go. While all major institutional FX ECN platforms -- including Thomson Reuters, FXall, ICAP EBS (LON:IAP) and the CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) -- reported declining volumes, retail…

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