GAIN Capital Announces Monthly Metrics For July 2013 – Retail Volume Down 8.5% MoM

Many brokers across the entire FX industry made hay during H1 of 2013, especially comparative to last year. GAIN Capital

GAIN Capital has today released its monthly results for the month of July 2013, demonstraring  slight downturn in trading volume on the retail side when compared with last month. The firm concluded July with a retail OTC trading volume of $141.7 billion, representing an 8.5% decrease from June this year.

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The institutional side of the business fared somewhat better, although it also arrived at the end of July with a result which was down 4.2% from the previous month, but did represent an increase of 124.1% from July 2012 showing that although this year’s volumes are still very strong compared to last year, GAIN Capital has experiened a tailing-off from the first half of the year’s strong performances.

Retail Metrics

  • Retail OTC trading volume1 of $141.7 billion, a decrease of 8.5% from June 2013 and an increase of 49.2% from July 2012.
  • Average daily retail OTC trading volume of $6.2 billion, a decrease of 20.4% from June 2013 and an increase of 44.7% from July 2012.
  • Active retail OTC accounts2 of 64,793, an increase of 1.0% from June 2013 and an increase of 5.6% from July 2012.
  • Futures Daily Average Revenue Trades3 (DARTs) of 12,266, a decrease of 19.1% from June 2013.
  • Total funded accounts4 of 95,046, a decrease of 2.0% from June 2013 and an increase of 26.8% from July 2012.
  • Total retail customer assets5 of $461.3 million, a decrease of 3.3% from June 2013 and an increase of 43.8% from July 2012.

Institutional Metrics

  • Total institutional trading volume6 of $352.0 billion, a decrease of 4.2% from June 2013 and an increase of 124.1% from July 2012.
  • Average daily institutional volume of $15.3 billion, a decrease of 16.7% from June 2013 and an increase of 92.5% from July 2012.
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