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FXCM Reports Monthly Metrics

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FXCM Inc. (FXCM) today announced certain key customer trading metrics for September 2016 for its retail and institutional foreign exchange business.

September 2016 Customer Trading Metrics from Continuing Operations(1)

Retail Customer Trading Metrics

  • Retail customer trading volume (2) of $324 billion in September 2016, 20% higher than August 2016 and 0.6% lower than September 2015.
  • Average retail customer trading volume (2) per day of $14.7 billion in September 2016, 26% higher than August 2016 and 0.7% lower than September 2015.
  • An average of 563,001 retail client trades per day in September 2016, 14% higher than August 2016 and 0.3% lower than September 2015.
  • Volume from indirect sources was 38% of total retail volume (2) in the third quarter 2016.
  • Retail customer trading volume (2) for the third quarter 2016 was $875 billion, 4% higher than the second quarter 2016, and 10% lower than the third quarter 2015.
  • Active accounts (3) of 177,818 as of September 30, 2016, an increase of 2,061, or 1%, from August 31, 2016, and a decrease of 2,303, or 1%, from September 30, 2015.
  • Tradeable accounts (4) of 155,067 as of September 30, 2016, a decrease of 18,381, or 11%, from August 31, 2016, and a decrease of 5,283, or 3%, from September 30, 2015.

Retail Tradeable Accounts declined 11% which was mainly driven by the accounts removed due to the dormancy fee charged to clients on September 30, 2016. If dormancy fees were not charged, Tradeable accounts would have decreased by 1,068 accounts or 0.6% in September 30, 2016 when compared to August 31, 2016.

Institutional Customer Trading Metrics

  • Institutional customer trading volume (2) of $29 billion in September 2016, 12% higher than August 2016 and 38% lower than September 2015.
  • Average institutional trading...

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