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FXCM suffers losses of $225 million after SNB abandoned EURCHF floor

FXCM Inc. has not opened for trading on the New York Stock Exchange after the SNB’s decision Thursday to abandon the Swiss franc peg. Shares of FXCM were 85% down in today pre-market trading.

FXCM (FXCM) an online provider of forex trading and related services worldwide, announced today due to unprecedented volatility in EUR/CHF pair after the Swiss National Bank announcement this morning, clients experienced significant losses, generated negative equity balances owed to FXCM of approximately $225 million.

 
As a result of these debit balances, the company may be in breach of some regulatory capital requirements.
 
We are actively discussing alternatives to return our capital to levels prior to today's events and discussing the matter with our regulators.
 
About FXCM Inc.
 
FXCM Inc. (FXCM) is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers world-wide.
 
At the heart of FXCM's client offering is No Dealing Desk forex trading. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. Clients have the advantage of mobile trading, one-click order execution and trading from real-time charts. FXCM's U.K. subsidiary, Forex Capital Markets Limited, also offers CFD products with no re-quote trading and allows clients to trade oil, gold, silver and stock indices along with forex on one platform. In addition, FXCM offers educational courses on forex trading and provides free news and market research through DailyFX.com.
 
Trading foreign exchange and CFDs on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all. Read full disclaimer.
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