Interactive Brokers Group, Inc., the American-based retail online broker and market maker, today released its electronic brokerage monthly performance metrics for August 2014, showing slightly positive mixed results compared to the previous month and an overall improvement on a yearly frame of reference.
Interactive Brokers reported 495,000 Daily Average Revenue Trades (DARTs) in August, 6% lower from the previous month but 5% higher compared with the same month of the previous year. The total client equity reached $55.7 billion during the month, just 4% higher than the July figure but an impressive 40% increase from August 2013. Client equity comprised of 269,000 accounts, 1% more than July and 17% more than the same month last year.
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Other highlights from Interactive Brokers for the month of May 2014 included:
- Ending customer margin loan balances of $16.6 billion, 39% higher than prior year and 4% higher than prior month.
- Ending customer credit balances of $29.5 billion, 24% higher than prior year and 4% higher than prior month.
- 421 annualized average cleared DARTs per customer account.
- Average commission per cleared customer order of $4.30 including exchange, clearing and regulatory fees. Key products: Stocks $2.32, Equity Options $6.51, Futures $7.14.