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Gain Capital’s July retail forex volumes continue downtrend, institutional segment performs better


Except for the financial results for the first half and Q2 of 2016, Gain Capital a.k.a. Forex.com  announced its July Operating Metrics on Thursday. According to the announcement, Gain Capital’s retail trading volume amounted $212.7 billion in July, 8.2% down MoM and 44.3% YoY.


In fact, Gain Capital’s retail trading volume continue to decrease heavily on a yearly basis since March this year: by 43.7% in June, by 38.7% in May and by 33.4% in April. Obviously, retail trading volumes also wane on a month-to-month basis, only June retail metrics were slightly up from May ones.

 

  Retail trading volume Y/Y change Institutional trading volume Y/Y change

 

Jan

 

$318.7 bln

 

-0.05%

 

$188.5 bln

 

15.4%

Feb $276.3 bln 13.1% $174.0 bln 31.3%
Mar $266.7 bln -19.5% $169.1 bln -15.4%
Apr $255.8 bln -33.4% $163.2 bln -2.9%
May $223.4 bln -38.7% $151.5 bln -2.0%
Jun $231.7 bln -43.7% $212.3 bln 17.9%
Jul $212.7 bln -44.3% $173.6 bln 10.7%


Meanwhile, Gain Capital’s institutional trading volumes posted a decline MoM (by 18.2%) and an increase YoY (by 10.7%), coming in at $173.6 billion in July. On the whole, the broker’s institutional segment seems to be performing better in the last couple of months.


Gain Capital’s main competitor, FXCM, also reported its July Operating Metrics. According to the broker’s press release, its retail volumes continued the upward trend from June, coming in at $281 billion. The figure represents a slight increase by 2% from the previous month, and a decline of 11 YoY.


GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP) provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, with multiple access points to OTC markets and global exchanges across a wide range of asset classes, including forex, commodities, and global equities.  


GAIN Capital outshines a lot of other brokers since they handle institutional and individual traders on separate sites. For institutions, the GAIN Capital's GTX platform offers great service, deep liquidity and low spreads. Similarly, Forex.com offers the lower costs and great educational resources that most individual traders are looking for. 

 

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