FXCM Inc (NYSE:FXCM) announced certain key customer trading metrics for December 2015 for its retail and institutional foreign exchange business.

December 2015 Customer Trading Metrics from Continuing Operations (1)

Retail Customer Trading Metrics

  • Retail customer trading volume(2) of $323 billion in December 2015, 8% higher than November 2015 and 9% lower than December 2014.
  • Retail customer trading volume(2) for the fourth quarter 2015 was $956 billion, 2% lower than the third quarter 2015, and 16% lower than the fourth quarter 2014.
  • Retail customer trading volume(2) for the full year 2015 was $3.9 trillion, 10% higher than full year 2014.
  • Volume from indirect sources was 37% of total retail volume(2) in the fourth quarter 2015.
  • Average retail customer trading volume(2) per day of $14.7 billion in December 2015, 4% higher than November 2015 and 14% lower than December 2014.
  • An average of 501,108 retail client trades per day in December 2015, 3% higher than November 2015 and 5% lower than December 2014.
  • Active accounts(3) of  177,847 as of December 31, 2015, a decrease of  2,058, or 1%, from November 2015, and an increase of 12,562, or 8%, from December 2014.
  • Tradeable accounts(4) of 161,632 as of December 31, 2015, an increase of 123, or 0.1% from November 30, 2015, and a decrease of 27,528, or 15%, from December 31, 2014.

Institutional Customer Trading Metrics

  • Institutional customer trading volume(2) of $36 billion in December 2015, 12% lower than November 2015 and 51% lower than December 2014.
  • Institutional customer trading volume(2) for the fourth quarter 2015 was $111 billion, 15% lower than the third quarter 2015, and 55% lower than the fourth quarter 2014.
  • Institutional customer trading volume(2) for full year 2015 was $534 billion, 48% lower than full year 2014.
  • Average institutional trading volume(2) per day of $1.6 billion in December 2015, 20% lower than November 2015 and 54% lower than December 2014.
  • An average of 29,469 institutional client trades per day in December 2015, 7% lower than November 2015 and 56% higher than December 2014.

In addition, FXCM has updated its expectation regarding the sale of non-core assets and the repayment of its loan with Leucadia National Corporation. While the Company remains positive about the ongoing sale processes, they may not be completed within the first quarter of 2016 as previously indicated. FXCM is now targeting the repayment of its debt to Leucadia by the second quarter of 2016. (Original Source)

Shares of FXCM Inc opened today at $17 and are currently trading down at $16.92. FXCM has a 1-year high of $170.60 and a 1-year low of $5.26. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $10.30 and its 200-day moving average is $10.08.

FXCM Inc is an online provider of foreign exchange trading and related services to retail and institutional customers. It offers its customers the ability to trade contract for differences, spread betting, equities and equity options.