June Retail Volumes at GAIN Capital down by 7%, as Institutional up by 5%

Active retail trading accounts have dropped by 1% in June, as OTC trading volumes have dropped to $166 billion, while

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GAIN Capital (NYSE: GCAP) has issued a company statement outlining its volume metrics data for the month of June. The company has reported that over-the-counter (OTC) retail trading volumes have totalled $166.1 billion, which is lower by 7.4% from May 2014, but remains higher than a year ago by 7.3%. The average daily retail OTC trading volume was $7.9 billion, which is lower by merely 3% from last month’s figures and an increase of 2.2% from June 2013.

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The number of active retail OTC accounts has dropped by 1% to 94,261 when compared to the month of May, but remains much higher than a year ago by 47.0%. The number of futures contracts traded totalled 518,637, which is lower by 5.8% from May 2014 and higher by 11.1% when compared to June 2013. The number of average daily futures contracts was reported at 24,697, which is merely 1.3% lower than May.

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The institutional trading volumes are reported at $479.9 billion, which is higher by 4.8% from May, while the average daily institutional volume marked $22.9 billion, an increase of 9.8% from May 2014 and an increase of 24.5% from June 2013. Trading volumes at GAIN Capital’s ECN GTX totalled $446.1 billion, which was higher by 6.0% from the month of May and by 21.5% from a year ago. The average daily GTX volume was reported at $21.2 billion – higher by 11.1% from last month.

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