Retail trading volumes at FXCM totaled $306 billion in April 2015, which is 7% lower than last month and 37% higher year-on-year. The average daily volumes declined in a similar fashion. The figure was $13.9 billion per day in April 2015, the same 7% lower than March and 36% higher than April 2014.
Retail client trades per day decreased 3% to 510,050 trades. The figure was a whopping 58% higher than in April 2014, but this is attributed to the much higher volatility on the currency markets lately.
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Tradable retail accounts were 188,221 as of April 30th, 2015, which is higher by 3,045 or 2% from the previous month. The figure is higher by 40,888, or 28%, when compared to last year.
Institutional trading volumes totaled $220 billion in April, which is 10% lower than March and 25% higher than last year. The average daily volumes totaled $10.0 billion in April, which is again 10% lower than March and 25% year-on-year.
The number of institutional client trades per day totaled 55,018, which is 3% higher than March and 29% higher than April 2014.