Forex brokers’ trading volumes fall by monthly 4%-47% in Oct 2016

Forex brokers’ trading volumes fall by monthly 4%-47% in Oct 2016

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After a very strong Septmeber in terms of trading activity, forex brokers saw their trading volume fall on the month in October by up to 46.7%. Regardless, all brokers kept their ranking by largest volume from the preceding month.

GMO Click Securities, part of Japanese forex group GMO Click, continues to lead with a trading volume of JPY 80.6 trillion, or about $730 billion, last month, posting a drop on a monthly and annual basis of 10.9% and 6.5%, respectively.

The statistics is based on the latest reports of the key market players and does not include the metrics of UK and other forex brokers, including IG Group, Plus500, and CMC Markets, among others, since they do not publish such data.

In October, the largest monthly drop in revenue of 46.7% was registered by FX Prime, another member of the GMO Click group. Meanwhile,

Multi-regulated Exness reported the lowest decline of 4.2% on a monthly basis. The broker generated a trading volume of $208.9 billion last month. Even though its volume went down, Exness still performed well and even posted a new record-high number of active clients (39,911) in October. In fact, Exness was the only broker which reported an annual increase in October trading volume, even though a small one (3.9%).

Meanwhile, US brokers Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) and Gain Capital also performed rather well since their volumes declined by a monthly 6% and 8.2%, respectively.

Following is more details about the monthly trading metrics of retail forex brokers for September 2016:

Retail forex trading volume

Retail forex accounts

October 2016

September 2016

m/m change

y/y change

October 2016

September 2016

m/m change

y/y change

GMO Click Securities

$730 bn
(JPY 80.6 trl)

$819 bn
(JPY 90.4 trl)

10.9%

-6.5%

459,402

456,103

+0.7%

+9.2%

FXCM

$305 bn

$324 bn

6%

-9%

177,949

177,818

+0.1%

0.2%

Saxo Bank

$266 bn

$266 bn

0%

+22%

Exness

$208.9 bn

$218 bn

4.2%

+3.9%

39,911

39,643

+0.7%

+11.6%

Gain Capital

$190.9 bn

$207.8 bn

-8.2%

34.8%

131,277

133,009

1.3%

11.5%

FX Prime

$46.2 bn
(
JPY 5.1 trl)

$86 bn
(JPY 9.5 trl)

-46.7%

-12.4%

169,013

168,494

+0.3%

+2.6%

Meanwhile, some other brokers that offer forex, but specialize in stocks and futures as well, posted daily average revenue trades (DARTs), or the daily number of transactions that generate revenue, for last month, instead of trading volumes. All but E-Trade also reported a decline in last month’s DARTs, although more moderate than their peers. For more information, please see the table below:

Broker

DARTs

m/m change

y/y change

Total active accounts

Interactive Brokers

603,000

-7%

8%

374,900

Monex Group

236,895

-5.7%

-14.7%

Monex Inc.

142,983

-3.3%

9.7%

1,011,472

TradeStation Group

94,307

-9.1%

-20.9%

65,015

E-Trade

168,739

+2.1%

+16.7%

5,224,900

($=110.36 Japanese yen)

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