LONDON, SYDNEY, Australia, and JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FXCM Group, LLC ("FXCM Group" or “FXCM”), a leading international provider of online foreign exchange trading, CFD trading, bitcoin and related services, today released execution data for December 2018.  To view execution data including historical spreads, execution speeds and historical price improvement data click here: https://www.fxcm.com/uk/about-fxcm/execution-transparency/.

December 2018 All Instruments Highlights:*

  • 61.2% of orders executed at price1
  • 27.3% of orders executed with positive slippage2
  • 11.5% of orders executed with negative slippage3
  • Average execution speed 17 milliseconds4

Highlighted Instruments December 2018:

InstrumentActive Trader
Average Spread
5
Active Trader
Effective Spread
6
At Price
Orders
Positive
Slippage
Negative
Slippage
BTC/USD28.430.383.2%4.8%12.1%
SOYF0.80.884.7%4.9%10.4%
US20000.40.473.1%16.3%10.6%
SPX5000.50.443.3%47.4%9.3%
US302.01.848.2%40.9%10.8%
XAU/USD35.435.663.8%23.5%12.7%
GER301.21.265.2%22.8%12.0%

Brendan Callan, CEO of FXCM Group noted, “2018 was another eventful year in the FX and CFD markets and I’m sure 2019 will be no different. Here at FXCM we launched our HTML 5 web platform, expanded our Algo trading offering and focused a great deal on execution quality and bringing down our spreads to be extremely competitive. In 2019 we are looking to take some big steps forward in improving the overall customer experience as we truly take your feedback and request into account.”

For more information and to open a live account, traders can contact an FXCM specialist 24 hours a day 5 days a week.

*These highlights come from orders that executed through FXCM Group from 1 December 2018, to 31 December 2018. Data excludes certain types of non-direct clients.

1Percentage of executed client trades# in December 2018, which were executed at the price clients requested.
2Percentage of executed client trades# in December 2018, which were executed at a more favorable price than the price clients requested.
3Percentage of executed client trades# in December 2018, which were executed at a less favorable price than the price clients requested.
4This defines the amount of time between when we receive the order until execution. This excludes internet latency and post trade booking.
5This data is compiled forex and CFD trading data from FXCM’s Active Traders for 1 December, 2018 to 31 December, 2018. The data reflects average spreads made available to FXCM clients during all trading hours.
6This data is compiled forex and CFD trading data from FXCM’s Active Traders for 1 December, 2018 to 31 December, 2018. The data reflects the spread at which trades were executed by FXCM clients during all trading hours.
#Client trades here cover stop, limit, “at market”, and entry orders. Certain non-direct clients are excluded from the data. Limit and limit entry orders would only execute at the requested price or better and cannot receive negative slippage. Price improvements are subject to available liquidity.

About FXCM:
FXCM is a leading provider of online foreign exchange (FX) trading, CFD trading, and related services. Founded in 1999, the company's mission is to provide global traders with access to the world's largest and most liquid market by offering innovative trading tools, hiring excellent trading educators, meeting strict financial standards and striving for the best online trading experience in the market. Clients have the advantage of mobile trading, one-click order execution and trading from real-time charts. In addition, FXCM offers educational courses on FX trading and provides trading tools, proprietary data and premium resources. FXCM Pro provides retail brokers, small hedge funds and emerging market banks access to wholesale execution and liquidity, while providing high and medium frequency funds access to prime brokerage services via FXCM Prime. FXCM is a Leucadia Company.

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Jaclyn Sales, 646-432-2463
Vice-President, Corporate Communications
jsales@fxcm.com