Across the FX world trade volumes were significantly lower from June 2012 and July 2011. The negative market sentiment has been prevalent across the summer as represented by August figures. Despite the negativity US based financial service providers managed to show a net increase in net capital and retail FX funds.

Overall the figures are consistent to previous months however FX Clubs announcement to withdraw from the US market is reflected in a slight decrease in both indicators, the broker is expected to get approval under CySEC in Cyprus.

Interactive Brokers increased on both accounts despite the firm having a difficult Q2 the broker reported in July that its second-quarter profit slumped 16% to $8 million as revenue from trading gains and interest income fell.

July 2012 FCM Figures:

June July June July
Net Capital Net Capital Change Retail Forex Funds Retail Forex Funds Change
ADM INVESTOR SERVICES INC 275,200,366 284,736,953 9,536,587 107,982 0 -107,982
ADVANCED MARKETS LLC 20,362,708 20,263,069 -99,639 812,973 602,090 -210,883
ALPARI (US) LLC 27,819,437 25,149,030 -2,670,407 16,276,801 17,391,612 1,114,811
FOREX CAPITAL MARKETS LLC 58,098,494 52,570,047 -5,528,447 231,616,792 248,324,627 16,707,835
FOREX CLUB LLC 22,275,271 22,184,296 -90,975 3,630,658 3,393,173 -237,485
FX SOLUTIONS LLC 27,260,354 28,052,663 792,309 17,903,362 16,843,353 -1,060,009
FXDIRECTDEALER LLC 26,628,501 25,918,055 -710,446 38,467,569 35,873,431 -2,594,138
GAIN CAPITAL GROUP LLC 56,721,650 57,647,752 926,102 103,835,757 100,768,702 -3,067,055
GLOBAL FUTURES & FOREX LTD 70,761,096 63,812,667 -6,948,429 86,700,108 86,307,508 -392,600
IBFX INC 27,266,380 26,936,337 -330,043 71,105,574 71,960,820 855,246
INSTITUTIONAL Liquidity LLC 21,717,664 20,855,898 -861,766 15,284,302 20,651,411 5,367,109
INTERACTIVE BROKERS LLC 1,397,619,128 1,480,962,895 83,343,767 29,065,585 35,563,314 6,497,729
KNIGHT GROUP 93,734,591 278,921,072 185,186,481 24,934,437 24,412,371 -522,066
MB TRADING FUTURES INC 23,546,477 23,516,309 -30,168 31,909,751 32,681,895 772,144
OANDA CORPORATION 144,791,984 149,719,746 4,927,762 173,162,133 162,159,602 -11,002,531
RJ OBRIEN ASSOCIATES LLC 191,540,198 206,277,405 14,737,207 1,990,913 1,750,862 -240,051
XPRESSTRADE LLC 22,980,090 22,853,078 -127,012 1,030,608 972,798 -57,810
Total 2,508,324,389 2,790,377,272 282,052,883 847,835,305 859,657,569 11,822,264

Across the FX world trade volumes were significantly lower from June 2012 and July 2011. The negative market sentiment has been prevalent across the summer as represented by August figures. Despite the negativity US based financial service providers managed to show a net increase in net capital and retail FX funds.

Overall the figures are consistent to previous months however FX Clubs announcement to withdraw from the US market is reflected in a slight decrease in both indicators, the broker is expected to get approval under CySEC in Cyprus.

Interactive Brokers increased on both accounts despite the firm having a difficult Q2 the broker reported in July that its second-quarter profit slumped 16% to $8 million as revenue from trading gains and interest income fell.

July 2012 FCM Figures:

June July June July
Net Capital Net Capital Change Retail Forex Funds Retail Forex Funds Change
ADM INVESTOR SERVICES INC 275,200,366 284,736,953 9,536,587 107,982 0 -107,982
ADVANCED MARKETS LLC 20,362,708 20,263,069 -99,639 812,973 602,090 -210,883
ALPARI (US) LLC 27,819,437 25,149,030 -2,670,407 16,276,801 17,391,612 1,114,811
FOREX CAPITAL MARKETS LLC 58,098,494 52,570,047 -5,528,447 231,616,792 248,324,627 16,707,835
FOREX CLUB LLC 22,275,271 22,184,296 -90,975 3,630,658 3,393,173 -237,485
FX SOLUTIONS LLC 27,260,354 28,052,663 792,309 17,903,362 16,843,353 -1,060,009
FXDIRECTDEALER LLC 26,628,501 25,918,055 -710,446 38,467,569 35,873,431 -2,594,138
GAIN CAPITAL GROUP LLC 56,721,650 57,647,752 926,102 103,835,757 100,768,702 -3,067,055
GLOBAL FUTURES & FOREX LTD 70,761,096 63,812,667 -6,948,429 86,700,108 86,307,508 -392,600
IBFX INC 27,266,380 26,936,337 -330,043 71,105,574 71,960,820 855,246
INSTITUTIONAL Liquidity LLC 21,717,664 20,855,898 -861,766 15,284,302 20,651,411 5,367,109
INTERACTIVE BROKERS LLC 1,397,619,128 1,480,962,895 83,343,767 29,065,585 35,563,314 6,497,729
KNIGHT GROUP 93,734,591 278,921,072 185,186,481 24,934,437 24,412,371 -522,066
MB TRADING FUTURES INC 23,546,477 23,516,309 -30,168 31,909,751 32,681,895 772,144
OANDA CORPORATION 144,791,984 149,719,746 4,927,762 173,162,133 162,159,602 -11,002,531
RJ OBRIEN ASSOCIATES LLC 191,540,198 206,277,405 14,737,207 1,990,913 1,750,862 -240,051
XPRESSTRADE LLC 22,980,090 22,853,078 -127,012 1,030,608 972,798 -57,810
Total 2,508,324,389 2,790,377,272 282,052,883 847,835,305 859,657,569 11,822,264