FXCM Inc. (NYSE: FXCM) today announced certain key operating metrics for May 2011 for its retail and institutional foreign exchange business. Monthly activities included:

May 2011

Retail Trading Metrics
  • Retail customer trading volume(1) of $328 billion in May 2011, 12% higher than April 2011 and 5% higher than May 2010.
  • Average retail customer trading volume(1) per day of $14.9 billion in May 2011, 7% higher than April 2011 and no change from May 2010.
  • An average of 363,579 retail client trades per day in May 2011, 13% higher than April 2011 and 8% lower than May 2010.
  • Active accounts(2) of 155,592 as of May 31, 2011, a decrease of 2,410 or 2% from April 2011, and an increase of 26,465 or 20% from May 2010.
  • Tradeable accounts(3) of 167,844 as of May 31, 2011, an increase of 1,696 or 1% from April 2011, and an increase of 6,635 or 4% from May 2010.

Institutional Trading Metrics
  • Institutional customer trading volume(1) of $80 billion in May 2011, 28% higher than April 2011 and 4% higher than May 2010.
  • Average institutional trading volume(1) per day of $3.6 billion in May 2011, 22% higher than April 2011 and no change from May 2010.
  • An average of 8,694 institutional client trades per day in May 2011, 28% higher than April 2011 and 95% higher than May 2010.

More information, including historical results for each of the above metrics, can be found on the investor relations page of the Company's corporate web site, www.fxcm.com.

This operating data is preliminary and subject to revision and should not be taken as an indication of the financial performance of FXCM Inc. FXCM undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review previously reported operating data. Any updates to previously reported operating data will be reflected in the historical operating data that can be found on the Investor Relations page of the Company’s corporate web site, www.fxcm.com.

(1) Volume that FXCM retail customers traded in period translated into US dollars.

(2) An account that has traded at least once in the previous twelve months.

(3) An account that has sufficient funds to place a trade in accordance with FXCM trading policies.

About FXCM Inc.

FXCM Inc. (NYSE: FXCM) is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers world-wide.

At the heart of FXCM's client offering is No Dealing Desk forex trading. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. Clients have the advantage of mobile trading, one-click order execution and trading from real-time charts. FXCM's U.K. subsidiary, Forex Capital Markets Limited, also offers CFD products with no re-quote trading and allows clients to trade oil, gold, silver and stock indices along with forex on one platform. In addition, FXCM offers educational courses on forex trading and provides free news and market research through DailyFX.com.

Trading foreign exchange and CFDs on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all. Read full disclaimer.

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