Online foreign exchange and CFDs brokerage FXCM has just reported its latest volumes and statistics for the month ending June 2017, which notched a slight growth month-over-month but also reflected a double-digit drop compared to the year earlier.
In terms of retail trading metrics, during June 2017 FXCM’s monthly volumes came in at $223 billion, rising by a margin of 5 percent month-over-month from $213 billion in May 2017. However, retail figures for last month were lower year-over-year, correlating to a drop of 17.0 percent relative to June 2016.
FXCM’s average daily volume (ADV) for retail customer trading during June 2017 did also manage to grow to $10.1 billion, up 10.0 percent month-over-month from $9.3 billion in May 2017, but dropped by 18.0 percent year-over-year against June 2016.
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Finally, FXCM’s retail traders executed an average of 340,308 retail client trades per day in June 2017, registering a 2.0 percent month-over-month ascension from 334,536 client trades in May 2017, but again were lower 33 percent when weighed against the same month’s figure a year ago.
By extension, FXCM’s active accounts saw a notable drop across monthly and yearly intervals, reporting 125,285 accounts as of June 30, 2017, a decrease of 2,957 or 2 percent from May 31, 2017 and also lower by 6,153 or 5 percent relative to June 30, 2016
Q2 Volumes Snapshot
Looking at FXCM’s quarterly trading volume, Q2 2017 yielded a total of $612 billion, trending downwards by 10.7 percent compared to the first quarter of 2017. In addition, FXCM’s retail business this past quarter is also 27.0 percent weaker than the second quarter 2016.