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FXCM Group Reports Monthly Metrics

NEW YORK, Oct.  10, 2017  (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FXCM Group, LLC ("FXCM Group" or "FXCM"), a leading international provider of online foreign exchange trading, CFD trading, spread betting and related services, today announced certain key customer trading metrics for September 2017 for its retail and institutional foreign exchange business.

September 2017 Customer Trading Metrics from Continuing Operations:

  • Customer trading volume (1) of $196 billion in September 2017, 12% lower than August 2017 and 33% lower than September 2016.
  • Average customer trading volume (1) per day of $9.3 billion in September 2017, 4% lower than August 2017 and 30% lower than September 2016.
  • An average of 334,086 client trades per day in September 2017, 2% lower than August 2017 and 34% lower than September 2016.
  • Active accounts (2) of 122,806 as of September 30, 2017, a decrease of 605, or 0.5%, from August 31, 2017, and a decrease of 9,307, or 7%, from September 30, 2016. 
  • Tradeable accounts (3) of 104,356 as of September 30, 2017, a decrease of 5,085, or 5%, from August 31, 2017, and a decrease of 1,144, or 1%, from September 30, 2016.
  • Customer trading volume (1) for the third quarter 2017 was $616 billion, 1% higher than the second quarter 2017, and 22% lower than the third quarter 2016.
  • Volume from indirect sources was 32% of total trading volume (1) in the third quarter 2017.

During September 2017, the Company charged a dormancy fee to clients resulting in a number of accounts no longer qualifying as tradeable.

This operating data is preliminary and subject to revision and should not be taken as an indication of the financial performance of FXCM Group. FXCM undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review previously reported operating data. Any updates to previously reported operating data will be reflected in the historical operating data that can be found on the Company's corporate website www.fxcm.com/uk.

(1) Volume that FXCM customers traded in period is translated into US dollars.
(2) An Active Account represents an account that has traded at least once in the previous twelve months and represents total trading accounts for both retail and institutional.
(3) A Tradeable Account is an account with sufficient funds to place a trade in accordance with FXCM trading policies.

  Continuing
Operations
  Jan
-
17
Feb
-
17
Mar
-
17
Apr
-
17
May
-
17
Jun
-
17
Jul
-
17
Aug
-
17
Sep
-
17(6)
Oct
-
17
Nov
-
17
Dec
-
17
Tra
ding
Days
in
Pe
riod

  21   20   23   20   23   22   21   23   21   22   22   20
Ac
tive
Ac
counts
-Ex
FXCM
US
LLC
(1),(5)
  132,
096
  130,
518
  130,
832
  129,
366
  128,
242
  125,
285
  124,
116
  123,
411
  122,
806
  -   -   -
Ac
tive
Accounts
-FXCM
US
LLC
(1),(5)
  46,
794

  45,
427

  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
Ac
tive
Accounts
(1),(5)
  178,
890
  175,
945
  130,
832
  129,
366
  128,
242
  125,
285
  124,
116
  123,
411
  122,
806
  -   -   -
Trade
able
Ac
counts
-
Ex
FXCM
US
LLC
(2)
  106,
206
  109,
133
  109,
080
  108,
883
  109,
295
  109,
829
  109,
838
  109,
441
  104,
356
  -   -   -
Trade
able
Ac
counts
-
FXCM
US
LLC
(2)
  50,
611
  143   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
Trade
able
Accounts
(2)
  156,
817
  109,
276
  109,
080
  108,
883
  109,
295
  109,
829
  109,
838
  109,
441
  104,
356
  -   -   -
Dai
ly
Ave
rage
Trades
-
Cus-
tomers
-
Ex
FXCM
US
LLC
  488,
917
  408,
446
  387,
815
  347,
500
  334,
536
  340,
308
  321,
923
  339,
512
  334,
086
  -   -   -
Dai
ly
Ave
rage
Tra
des
-
Cus
tomers
-
FXCM
US
LLC
  113,
684
  73,
316
  3   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
Dai
ly
Ave
rage
Trades
-
Cus
tomers
  602,
602
  481,
761
  387,
818
  347,
500
  334,
536
  340,
308
  321,
923
  339,
512
  334,
086
  -   -   -
Total
Cus
tomer
Tra
ding
Vo
lume
(in
Bill
ions
US$
Equi
valent)
-
Ex
FXCM
US
LLC
(3)
  253   201   225   176   213   223   197   223   196   -   -   -
To
tal
Cus
tomer
Tra
ding
Vo
lume
(in
Bill
ions
US$
Equi
valent)
-
FXCM
US
LLC
(3)
$ 62 $ 38 $ 0 $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ -
To
tal
Cus
tomer
Tra
ding
Vo
lume
(in
Bill
ions
US$
Equi
valent)
(3)
$ 315 $ 239 $ 225 $ 176 $ 213 $ 223 $ 197 $ 223 $ 196 $ - $ - $ -
Ave
rage
Cus
tomer
Tra
ding
Vo
lume
per
Day
(in
Bill
ions
US$
Equi
valent)
-
Ex
FXCM
US
LLC
(3)
$ 12.
0

$ 10.
1

$ 9.
8

$ 8.
8

$ 9.
3

$ 10.
1

$ 9.
4

$ 9.
7

$ 9.
3

$ -

$ -

$ -

Ave
rage
Cus
tomer
Tra
ding
Vo
lume
per
Day
(in
Bill
ions
US$
Equi
valent)
-FXCM
US
LLC
(3)
$ 2.
9

$ 1.
9

$ 0.
0
$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

  $-

$ -

Ave
rage
Cus
tomer
Tra
ding
Vo
lume
per
Day
(in
Bill
ions
US$
Equi
valent)
(3)
$ 15.
0
$ 11.
9
$ 9.
8
$ 8.
8
$ 9.
3
$ 10.
1
$ 9.
4
$ 9.
7
$ 9.
3
  $-

  $-

  $-

                         
                         
  Continuing
Operations
  Jan
-
16

Feb
-
16

Mar
-
16

Apr
-
16

May
-
16

Jun
-
16


 
Jul
-
16

Aug
-
16

Sep
-16
(4)
Oct
-
16

Nov
-
16

Dec
-
16

Tra
ding
Days
in
Pe
riod

  20

  21

  23

  21

  22

  22

  21

  23

  22

  21

  22

  21

Ac
tive
Ac
counts
-
Ex
FXCM
US
LLC
(1),(5)
  130,
837
  133,
354

  132,
734

  133,
035

  133,
383

  133,
412

  131,
641

  131,
067

  132,
113

  132,
283

  133,
138

  132,
524

Ac
tive
Acc
ounts
-
FXCM
US
LLC
(1),(5)
  41,
363

  42,
454

  43,
273

  44,
036

  44,
756

  45,
253

  45,
183

  44,
816

  45,
834

  45,
795

  46,
420

  46,
378

Ac
tive
Acc
ounts
(1),(5)
  172,
200

  175,
808

  176,
007

  177,
071

  178,
139

  178,
665

  176,
824

  175,
883

  177,
947

  178,
078

  179,
558

  178,
902

Trade
able
Acc
ounts
-
Ex
FXCM
US
LLC
(2)
  109,
093

  111,
278

  112,
708

  113,
705

  115,
177

  115,
982

  116,
405

  119,
032

  105,
500

  105,
749

  105,
903

  105,
582

Trade
able
Acc
ounts
-
FXCM
US
LLC
(2)
  53,
543

  54,
001

  54,
656

  55,
463

  55,
673

  55,
525

  55,
264

  54,
416

  49,
567

  49,
237

  50,
025

  49,
771

Trade
able
Acc
ounts
(2)
  162,
636

  165,
279

  167,
364

  169,
168

  170,
850

  171,
507

  171,
669

  173,
448

  155,
067

  154,
986

  155,
928

  155,
353

Dai
ly
Ave
rage
Tra
des
-
Cus
tomers
-
Ex
FXCM
US
LLC

  598,
424

  576,
345

  504,
069

  523,
385

  491,
144

  505,
934

  503,
479

  436,
116

  504,
103

  477,
914

  538,
144

  426,
394

Dai
ly
Ave
rage
Tra
des
-
Cus
tomers
-
FXCM
US
LL

  131,
791

  128,
315

  111,
605

  115,
111

  105,
165

  115,
001

  115,
135

  95,
470

  100,
295

  97,
893

  110,
801

  92,
866

Dai
ly
Ave
rage
Tra
des
-
Cus
tomers

  730,
215

  704,
660

  615,
674

  638,
496

  596,
309

  620,
934

  618,
614

  531,
586

  604,
398

  575,
807

  648,
945

  519,
260

To-
tal
Cus-
tomer
Tra-
ding
Vo-
lume
(in
Bill-
ions
US$
Equi-
valent)
-
Ex
FXCM
US
LLC
(3)
$ 305

$ 299

$ 313

$ 300

$ 271

$ 270

$ 257

$ 241

$ 291

$ 272

$ 311

$ 214

To
tal
Cus
tomer
Tra
ding
Vo
lume
(in
Bill
ions
US$
Equi
valent)
-
FXCM
US
LLC
(3)
$ 62

$ 63

$ 61

$ 61

$ 59

$ 62

$ 65

$ 54

$ 62

$ 57

$ 70

$ 46

To
tal
Cus
tomer
Tra
ding
Vo
lume
(in
Bill
ions
US$
Equi
valent)
(3)
$ 367

$ 362

$ 375

$ 361

$ 330

$ 332

$ 322

$ 295

$ 353

$ 329

$ 381

$ 260

Ave
rage
Cus
tomer
Tra
ding
Vo
lume
per
Day
(in
Bill
ions
US$
Equi
valent)
-
Ex
FXCM
US
LLC
(3)
$ 15.
2

$ 14.
3

$ 13.
6

$ 14.
3

$ 12.
3

$ 12.
3

$ 12.
3

$ 10.
5

$ 13.
2

$ 13.
0

$ 14.
2

$ 10.
2

Ave
rage
Cust
omer
Tra
ding
Vo
lume
per
Day
(in
Bill
ions
US$
Equi
valent)
-
FXCM
US
LLC
(3)
$ 3.
1

$ 3.
0

$ 2.
7

$ 2.
9

$ 2.
7

$ 2.
8

$ 3.
1

$ 2.
3

$ 2.
8

$ 2.
7

$ 3.
2

$ 2.
2

Ave
rage
Cus
tomer
Tra
ding
Vo
lume
per
Day
(in
Bill
ions
US$
Equi
valent)
(3)
$ 18.
4

$ 17.
2

$ 16.
3

$ 17.
2

$ 15.
0

$ 15.
1

$ 15.
4

$ 12.
8

$ 16.
0

$ 15.
6

$ 17.
3

$ 12.
4

   

(1)An Active Account represents an account that has traded at least once in the previous 12 months.

(2)A Tradeable Account is an account with sufficient funds to place a trade in accordance with FXCM trading policies.

(3) Volume that FXCM customer traded in period translated into US dollars.

(4) During September 2016, the Company charged a dormancy fee to clients resulting in a number of accounts no longer qualifying as tradeable.

(5) Active Accounts represent total trading accounts not only retail accounts.

(6) During September 2017, the Company charged a dormancy fee to clients resulting in a number of accounts no longer qualifying as tradeable.

This operating data is preliminary and subject to revision and should not be taken as an indication of the financial performance of FXCM Group, LLC.

Data is for FXCM Group, LLC.     

About FXCM Group, LLC

FXCM Group is a holding company of Forex Capital Markets Limited, inclusive of all EU branches (FXCM UK), FXCM Australia Pty. Limited (FXCM AU), and all affiliates of aforementioned firms, or other firms under the FXCM group of companies [collectively "FXCM"].

FXCM is a leading provider of online foreign exchange (FX) trading, CFD trading, spread betting and related services. The company's mission is to provide global traders with access to the world's largest and most liquid market by offering innovative trading tools, hiring excellent trading educators, meeting strict financial standards and striving for the best online trading experience in the market. Clients have the advantage of mobile trading, one-click order execution and trading from real-time charts. In addition, FXCM offers educational courses on FX trading and provides trading tools, proprietary data and premium resources. FXCM Pro provides retail brokers, small hedge funds and emerging market banks access to wholesale execution and liquidity, while providing high and medium frequency funds access to prime brokerage services via FXCM Prime.

Trading foreign exchange and CFDs on margin carries a high level of risk, which may result in losses that could exceed your deposits, therefore may not be suitable for all investors. Read full disclaimer.

Jaclyn Sales, 646-432-2463
Vice-President, Corporate Communications
jsales@fxcm.com

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