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The retail clients deposits of the second-largest US forex broker Gain Capital Group (NYSE:GCAP) posted 18.3% increase in February 2016, compared to the same month of the previous year. According to the data, published on the website of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), in February 2016 the client deposits with the broker totaled $128.7 million, which is 4.9% less than in January 2016. Back then the sum was $135.3 million.
The total retail deposits (a.k.a. forex obligations) amount includes the combined sum of all money, securities and property deposited by a retail forex client into his/her retail forex account with the broker, adjusted for the realized and unrealized net profit or loss.
In the second month of this year the number of active over-the-counter accounts was 143 673 – a little less than January’s 143 766, but 47.9% more year-on-year.
The February 2016 results consistently place Gain Capital at the second place behind FXCM with nearly $177 million in retail client deposits and ahead of Oanda, which has nearly $95 million.
In mid-March Gain Capital released its own February metrics, which showed that its trading volume from over-the-counter operations decreased 13.3%, compared to January, but rose 13.1% on a yearly basis.
Also in mid-March Gain Capital published its overall results for 2015, which showed that its net revenue went up by 19% year-on-year. On those results Gain Capital opened 7.38% higher on March 15.
Gain Capital Group was established in 2003 and went public on the NYSE in 2010. The company serves retail and institutional clients under the trading brands Forex.com, City Index, GTX, and Gain Capital. It is active in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions. The broker offers trading in forex, commodities, and global equities. Its largest retail forex broker, Forex.com, also offers white label solutions for other forex brokers, operating throughout the world.