One of the leading US-based brokerages behind the Forex.com brand, GAIN Capital, has published its monthly volume metrics for the month of April in a press release. While the declines experienced fare much better when compared to other industry players, the retail side of business has dropped by 5.5% when compared to the month of March, while on the institutional front the decrease published was by 7.4%.
Retail Volumes in Detail
Retail trading volume in the month of April totaled $174.4 billion, with the average daily volumes (ADV) marking a steeper decline by 9.8% month-on-month to $7.9 billion. The number of futures contracts traded has risen by 3.3% from March.
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On a curious note – low volatility seems to have really scared off retail traders with the company experiencing a rare decline in the number of active trading accounts – lower by 1.3% to 96,029.
Institutional Volumes in Detail
Total institutional trading volumes have dropped by 7.4% from March, while the ADV metric has shed 11.6% to $18.6 billion.
With GTX becoming the 20th SEF temporarily registered by the CFTC so far, volumes at the company’s unit that provides FX ECN services to institutional investors have declined by 8.5% to $369.8 billion, while the ADV totaled $16.8 billion, which is lower by 12.6% from the month of March.