One of the major US retail forex brokerage houses, Interactive brokers, released its operating metrics for the month of May 2015.
Daily average revenue trades of Interactive Brokers (DARTs) dropped 2% in May 2015 from the previous month to actual 617,000, albeit client’s accounts database increase on year-on-year or month-on-month basis.
Generally, May proved to a negative month for the forex industry due to lower volumes in comparison with April levels. Nevertheless it is still an increase of 19% vs the previous year’s May.
Interactive Brokers clients’ portfolio equity totalled $66.7 billion, rising 31% vs may 2014 and 2% compared to previous monnth (April 2015).
Client margin loan balances reached $19.3 billion, jumping 30% vs previous year, while climbing 3% vs April 2015. Credit balances saw $33.8 billion in total, what is an increase by 22% vs May 2014 and 1% hike vs previous month.
Total number of clients’ accounts reached 306,000, rising 18% from May 2014 and 1% vs previous month. Per client account Interactive Brokers experienced 468 annualized average cleared DARTs. Average commision per cleared client’s order reached $4.27 comprising also of exchange, clearing and regulatory fees, according to the Interactive Brokers report.
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