Interactive Brokers released its operating metrics for the month June 2015, confirming the lower trading activity, as previously reported by Plus500.
The major indicator of trading appetite of Interactive Brokers clients, the daily average revenue trades (DARTs), showed a drop by 3% on monthly basis, reaching 600,000 in total and extending a decline from the previous month, which saw a slowdown as well. Nevertheless, the optimistic about it is that it posted a jump by 21% in comparison with June 2014 and number of clients rose by 1% M/M.
Ending client equity of Interactive Brokers customer reached $66.0 billion in June, what is 22% higher than in June 2014, albeit showing a decline again compared to May 2015. Ending client margin loan balances were reported at $19.0 billion, rising 23% year-on-year, while falling 2% over the month.
Interactive Brokers’s ending client credit balances reached $33.4 billion, hiking 18% compared to the previous year, while declining in comparison with May 2015. The number of Interactive Brokers’s client accounts reached 310,000 in total, jumping 18% over the year and 1% compared to May 2015.
As for the annualized average cleared DART per client account, Interactive Brokers reported 447 in average, while average commission per cleared client order hit $4.43 comprising also of exchange, clearing and regulatory fees.
Last week, we have already reported that Interactive Brokers’ OTC currency financial services providing for Australia’s clients was stopped by The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC).
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