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GAIN Capital Announces 9% Increase in Retail Trading Volumes YoY

Jun 10 2014

GAIN Capital Holdings Inc., a US forex broker, doing business as and GTX (NYSE: GCAP), today reported certain operating metrics for the month of May 2014. Both retail and institutional trading volumes are growing on monthly and annual basis - an impressive result, especially given the 31% annual decrease in retail trading volumes, reported by FXCM.


GAIN Capital Retail metrics
 - Retail OTC trading volume[1] of $175.9 billion, an increase of 0.9% from April 2014 and an increase of 9.0% from May 2013.
 - Average daily retail OTC trading volume of $8.0 billion, an increase of 0.9% from April 2014 and an increase of 13.9% from May 2013. 
 - Active retail OTC accounts[2] of 95,205, a decrease of 0.9% from April 2014 and an increase of 48.7% from May 2013.
 - Futures contracts of 550,666, a decrease of 14.2% from April 2014 and an increase of 16.8% from May 2013.
 - Average daily futures contracts of 25,030, a decrease of 14.2% from April 2014 and an increase of 22.1% from May 2013.
Total funded accounts[3] of 135,717, an increase of 0.6% from April 2014 and an increase of 34.8% from May 2013.
GAIN Capital Institutional metrics
 - Total institutional trading volume[4] of $456.9 billion, an increase of 11.7% from April 2014 and an increase of 19.4% from May 2013.
 - Average daily institutional volume of $20.8 billion, an increase of 11.7% from April 2014 and an increase of 24.8% from May 2013.
 - GTX trading volume[5] of $420.7 billion, an increase of 13.8% from April 2014 and an increase of 9.9% from May 2013.
 - Average daily GTX volume of $19.1 billion, an increase of 13.8% from April 2014 and an increase of 14.9% from May 2013.
Historical metrics and financial information can be found on the Company's investor relations website at
This operating data is preliminary and subject to revision and should not be taken as an indication of GAIN's financial performance. GAIN undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review previously reported operating data.
About GAIN Capital
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 foreign exchange, commodities, and global equities. GAIN Capital is headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey, with a global presence across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions.  For further company information, visit
[1] U.S. dollar equivalent of notional amounts traded
[2] Retail OTC accounts that executed a transaction during the last 12 months
[3] Retail accounts that maintained a cash balance
[4] U.S. dollar equivalent of notional amounts traded
[5] U.S. dollar equivalent of notional amounts traded
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