An United States-based online broker Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. reported its January performance, showing an incredible increase in the trading activity over month. This just confirms previous article about the optimistic first month of the 2016.
According to Interactive Brokers operating metric (only for the division of online trading brokerage), January 2016 experienced a double-digit jumps in daily average revenue trades (DARTs). Moreover, the number of Interactive Brokers trading accounts rose as well on a monthly or an annual basis.
The Interactive Brokers DART reached 830,000, what is 23% higher than during the previous year and an increase of 32% in comparison with prior month. Furthermore, the ending client equity reached $64.8 billion, what is a 14% higher number than during the last year and 4% lower than prior month. Ending client margin loan balances of $15.3 billion, 7% lower than prior year and 10% lower than prior month. As for the ending client credit balances, they hit $35.8 billion, rising 17% on an annual basis but were 2% lower than in December 2015. Interactive Brokers reached 335,000 client accounts, what is 17% higher than prior year and 1% higher than prior month. And per client account, a 575 annualized average cleared DARTs. Average commission per cleared client order of $3.90 including exchange, clearing and regulatory fees.
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