Interactive Brokers, ib

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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