GAIN Capital Retail Trading Volumes Rise 6.8% in December

Institutional metrics have also risen, albeit at a more modest pace, as significant fundamental developments have cause increased volatility relating

rp_gain_logo_square-300x300.pngGAIN Capital Inc. (NYSE:GAIN) has just reported an increase in both retail and institutional trading volumes throughout the month of December. Increased volatility in the Euro currency pair and Russian financial market tensions have contributed to a very volatile final month of 2014.

Monthly figures from GAIN Capital reflect that even long-running rules like the traditional seasonal slowdown in December trading volumes have exceptions. Retail OTC trading volume totaled $236.1 billion, which was higher by 6.8% from November 2014 and by 52.3% when compared to a year ago.

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The average daily volume (ADV) of retail OTC trading volume was $10.7 billion, which was lower by 2.9% from November 2014 and up 44.4% from December 2013. The number of active retail OTC accounts was 94,895, which was higher by 0.4% from November 2014 but lower by 2.4% when compared to the final month of 2013.

GAIN Capital December 2014
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Institutional metrics totaled $405.9 billion, which was higher by 3.7% from November 2014 and by 5.2% from December 2013. The ADV figure was $18.4 billion, a decrease of 5.7% from November 2014 and unchanged when compared to December 2013.

Trading volumes on GAIN Capital’s GTX offering totaled $379.4 billion, which was higher by 3.4% from November 2014 and by 8.8% from December 2013. Average daily GTX volume was $17.2 billion, a decrease of 6.0% from November 2014 and an increase of 3.9% from December 2013.

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