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FXCM reports 40% rise in retail trading volume in March

NEW YORK, April 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FXCM Inc. (NYSE:FXCM) today announced certain key operating metrics for March 2015 for its retail and institutional foreign exchange business.

 
Monthly activities included:
 
March 2015 Retail Trading Metrics
 
 - Retail customer trading volume (1) of $375 billion in March 2015, 40% higher than February 2015 and 29% higher than March 2014. Volume from indirect sources was 36% of total retail volume (1) in the first quarter 2015. Retail customer trading volume (1) for the first quarter 2015 was $1.1 trillion, 20% lower than the fourth quarter 2014, and 17% higher than the first quarter 2014.
 
 - Average retail customer trading volume (1) per day of $17.1 billion in March 2015, 29% higher than February 2015 and 24% higher than March 2014.
 
 - An average of 591,122 retail client trades per day in March 2015, 15% higher than February 2015 and 38% higher than March 2014.
 
 - Tradable accounts (2) of 222,279 as of March 31, 2015, a decrease of 440 accounts, or 0.2% from February 2015, and an increase of 33,016 accounts, or 17%, from March 2014.
 
 
March 2015 Institutional Trading Metrics
 
 - Institutional customer trading volume (1) of $248 billion in March 2015, 53% higher than February 2015 and 24% higher than March 2014.
 
 - Average institutional trading volume (1) per day of $11.3 billion in March 2015, 40% higher than February 2015 and 19% higher than March 2014.
 
 - An average of 53,827 institutional client trades per day in March 2015, 72% higher than February 2015 and 43% higher than March 2014.
 
More information, including historical results for each of the above metrics, can be found on the investor relations page of the Company's corporate web site, www.fxcm.com.
 
This operating data is preliminary and subject to revision and should not be taken as an indication of the financial performance of FXCM Inc. FXCM undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review previously reported operating data. Any updates to previously reported operating data will be reflected in the historical operating data that can be found on the Investor Relations page of the Company's corporate web site, www.fxcm.com.
 
(1) Volume that FXCM customers traded in period translated into US dollars.
 
(2) An account that has sufficient funds to place a trade in accordance with FXCM trading policies.
 
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