GAIN Capital Retail Volume down 20% in February, Institutional Volume Also Dropped 16%

Despite the fact that the figures of total funded accounts and of active retail accounts remained virtually unchanged from January,

GAIN Capital logoGAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., owner of the brand Forex.com, has today reported some of its operating metrics for the month of February 2014, showing a considerable decline in trading volumes compared with the previous month.

January 2014 was a stellar month for GAIN Capital that experienced a jump in trading volumes of almost 40% in retail trading and almost 30% in institutional trading. February was bound to look weaker in comparison unless new trading records were broken. Year-over-year comparisons are more positive, but are not reflective of real organic growth as GFT’s volumes were only added to that of GAIN’s starting in November 2013 following the acquisition.

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GAIN Capital February 2014 Retail Metrics

  • Retail OTC trading volume of $169.3 billion, a decrease of 20.3% from January 2014 and an increase of 17.9% from February 2013.
  • Average daily retail OTC trading volume of $8.5 billion, a decrease of 12.4% from January 2014 and an increase of 17.9% from February 2013.
  • Active retail OTC accounts of 98,955, virtually unchanged from January 2014 and an increase of 62.3% from February 2013.
  • Futures Daily Average Revenue Trades (DARTs) 17,065, an increase of 11.7% from January 2014 and an increase of 15.8% from February 2013.
  • Total funded accounts of 133,044, virtually unchanged from January 2014 and an increase of 54.9% from February 2013.

GAIN Capital February 2014 Institutional Metrics

  • Total institutional trading volume of $412.7 billion, a decrease of 16.4% from January 2014 and an increase of 34.9% from February 2013.
  • Average daily institutional volume of $20.6 billion, a decrease of 8.1% from January 2014 and an increase of 34.9% from February 2013.
  • GTX trading volume of $370.8 billion, a decrease of 15.2% from January 2014 and an increase of 21.2% from February 2013.
  • Average daily GTX volume of $18.5 billion, a decrease of 6.7% from January 2014 and an increase of 21.2% from February 2013.
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