US retail forex client assets fall in Nov 2015

US retail forex client assets fall in Nov 2015

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reported on Friday retail forex brokers in the US had total clients assets of $570.9 million at the end of November 2015. The amount includes funds that would be obtained by combining all money, securities and property deposited by a retail forex customer into a retail forex account, adjusted for the realized and unrealized net profit or loss.

In comparison, a month earlier the broker’s total amount of retail forex obligation was $568.2 million, which is a slight decline of a monthly 0.5%. Year-on-year the decline is 3.7%, since clients of retail forex brokers had assets $550.6 million in assets.

Details about client assets on deposit with retail forex brokers in the US follow (in USD):CFTC US retail Nov 2015

The best performers in November in terms of retail forex obligations continue to be Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) and Gain Capital with $188.3 million and $136.6 million client assets, respectively. The broker with the lowest figures was Interactive Brokers, which obligations fell 17.4% from the previous month to $45.6 million.

The CFTC deleted one broker, MB Trading Futures, from the list. It didn’t add any new brokers in November.

The CFTC requires retail forex dealers and futures commission merchants to file monthly financial reports, part of which the regulator makes public.

The CFTC authorizes entities which are active on the financial markets in the US, including forex brokers, and controls their operations in the country. Unlicensed brokers are not allowed to target US citizens or provide their services in the US.

Source: CFTC

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