FXCM reports March 2012 metrics – retail volume down, accounts up

NEW YORK, NY, April 16, 2012 – FXCM Inc. (NYSE: FXCM) today announced certain key operating metrics for March 2012

NEW YORK, NY, April 16, 2012 – FXCM Inc. (NYSE: FXCM) today announced certain key operating metrics for March 2012 for its retail and institutional foreign exchange business. Monthly activities included:

Retail Trading Metrics

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  • Retail customer trading volume(1) of $340 billion in March 2012, 2% lower than February 2012 and 8% higher than March 2011. Volume from indirect sources was 46% of total retail volume(1) in the first quarter 2012. Retail customer trading volume(1) for the first quarter 2012 was $985 billion, 1% higher than the fourth quarter 2011, and 20% higher than the first quarter 2011.
  • Average retail customer trading volume(1) per day of $15.5 billion in March 2012, 6% lower than February 2012 and 13% higher than March 2011.
  • An average of 394,679 retail client trades per day in March 2012, 1% lower than February 2012 and 22% higher than March 2011.
  • Tradeable accounts(2) of 200,132 as of March 31, 2012, an increase of 2,366, or 1% from February 2012, and an increase of 58,419,or 41%, from March 2011.

Institutional Trading Metrics

  • Institutional customer trading volume(1) of $161 billion in March 2012, 27% higher than February 2012 and 105% higher than March 2011. Institutional customer trading volume(1) for the first quarter 2012 was $398 billion, 7% lower than the fourth quarter 2011 and 82% higher than the first quarter 2011.
  • Average institutional trading volume(1) per day of $7.3 billion in March 2012, 21% higher than February 2012 and 115% higher than March 2011.
  • An average of 26,060 institutional client trades per day in March 2012, 12% lower than February 2012 and 278% higher than March 2011.
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