GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP) has reported its volumes for the month ending January 2018, having undergone a better performance across its retail, institutional and futures business compared to the prior month, according to a GAIN statement.
In particular, GAIN Capital’s retail OTC trading volume was reported at $249.0 billion, an increase of 52 percent month-on-month compared to $163.6 billion in December 2017. Across a yearly timeframe, the figure showed a similar picture, rising 18.6 percent from $210.0 billion reported back in January 2017.
Furthermore, the average daily retail OTC trading volume during January 2018 came in at $11.3 billion, up 37.8 percent month-on-month from $8.2 billion in the prior month. This increase was also coupled with a 18.9 percent advance year-on-year from $9.5 billion in the year ago.
The metrics of active retail OTC accounts were flat, numbering 132,783 as of January 31, 2017, inching slightly higher by a factor of 0.4 percent relative to a month ago, and by 6.3 percent relative to the previous year.
In terms of its institutional metrics, ECN average daily institutional volume at GTX came in at $13.9 billion during January 2018, reflective of an advance of 29 percent from $10.8 billion in December 2017. Across a yearly timeframe, January 2018 showed a less substantial jump of 14.9 percent year-over-year from $12.1 billion in January 2017.
Finally, GAIN’s futures average daily contracts were reported at 32,103 during January 2018, up 24.3 percent month-on-month from 25,835 contracts set back in December 2017.
On a related note, active futures accounts rose to 7,924 during the previous month, up 1.1 percent from 7,838 in December 2017, but were lower by 4.6 percent compared to January 2017.