FXCM Reports Record Retail Trading Volume in June 2013

Along with most of the industry FXCM too has been reporting record trading volume almost every month and June 2013

fxcm_logoAlong with most of the industry FXCM too has been reporting record trading volume almost every month. Last month FXCM reported retail trading volumes at $390 billion which was a new record, and today even better metric is reported and new record achieved as FXCM reports $396 billion retail volume in July. FXCM’s institutional arm however is not performing as well as the retail one and was down 4% month on month.

In 2013 the forex industry is experiencing as both institutional, exchanges and retail brokers are reporting record volumes across the board, trend being led by Japanese brokers in particular with two of them surpassing the $1 trillion per month trading volume.

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June 2013 Retail Trading Metrics

  • Retail customer trading volume (1) of $396 billion in June 2013, 1% higher than May 2013 and 25% higher than June 2012. Volume from indirect sources was 46% of total retail volume (1) in the second quarter 2013. Retail customer trading volume (1) for the second quarter 2013 was $1.15 trillion, 11% higher than the first quarter 2013, and 33% higher than the second quarter 2012.
  • Average retail customer trading volume(1) per day of $19.8 billion in June 2013, 16% higher than May 2013 and 31% higher than June 2012.
  • An average of 558,628 retail client trades per day in June 2013, 12% higher than May 2013 and 35% higher than June 2012.
  • Tradable accounts(2) of 190,998 as of June 30, 2013, a decrease of 6,508 accounts, or 3% from May 2013, and a decrease of 14,113 accounts, or 7%, from June 2012. In June 2013, FXCM charged a dormancy fee for the FXCM LLC clients that have not been active in over one year. Active accounts(3) were 182,225 as of June 30, 2013, an increase of 2,604 accounts, or 1% from May 2013, and an increase of 8,007 accounts, or 5%, from June 2012.

June 2013 Institutional Trading Metrics

  • Institutional customer trading volume (1) of $184 billion in June 2013, 4% lower than May 2013 and 14% higher than June 2012.
  • Average institutional trading volume (1) per day of $9.2 billion in June 2013, 10% higher than May 2013 and 20% higher than June 2012.
  • An average of 40,604 institutional client trades per day in June 2013, 3% higher than May 2013 and 126% higher than June 2012.

 

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