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GAIN Capital announces increase in both Institutional and Retail trading volumes

Feb 11 2016

Today GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP), the company operating, announced its operating metrics for January 2016, showing monthly increase in trading volumes both on the retail and the institutional sides of the business.

GAIN Capital reported monthly retail OTC trading volume of $318.7 billion, 12.3% higher from December 2015, and representing a slight decrease of 0.05% from January 2015. 

The average daily volume for OTC retail customer trading also rose to $15.9 billion in January 2016, good for a 23.5% boost month-over-month from December 2015 and 4.9% higher than January 2015. 

In terms of active accounts, they came in at 143,766, marking a slight decline of 2.2% month-over-month from December 2015 and an overwhelming 49.5% YoY increase from January 2015.

The institutional side of the business also performed more than well, marking 26.8% MoM and 15.4% YoY increase in GTX trading volumes, coming in at $188.5 billion.

FXCM, another leading US forex broker, listed on NYSE, announced its January 2016 metrics earlier this week. Here is a head-to-head comparison between the financial data of the two:


Jan 2016 Metrics

Retail customer monthly trading volumes (billion)

 Average daily retail customer trading volume (billion)

Active accounts

Institutional customer trading volume (billion)

GAIN Capital

Change m/m

Change y/y




-0.05% %











Change m/m

Change y/y






-9 %






-51% l 




GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. is the one of the largest forex broker in the US, providing innovative trading technology and execution services worldwide, with multiple access points to OTC markets and global exchanges across a variety of asset classes, including foreign exchange, commodities, and global equities.


GAIN Capital outshine most brokers since they handle institutional and individual traders under separate brands: the popular and City Index are designed for retail customers, while the GAIN Capital's GTX ECN platform offers innovative service, deep liquidity and tight spreads to institutions.


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