CFTC metrics, as of January 31, for the 5 U.S. retail forex brokers

CFTC metrics have been released for the 5 regulated U.S. retail forex brokers, for the month ended January 31, 2020.

Overall, retail customer funds on deposit in the U.S. increased by 2% in January, with 4 brokers increasing their funds on deposit, and Gain Capital (Forex .com) shedding 1% of funds on deposit. Gain is still in the process of being acquired by INTL FCStone.

That 1% decline at Gain caused the broker to slip into the #2 spot (with 37% market share), behind Oanda (with 38%).

The big gainer, percentage-wise, was IG Markets, increasing funds on deposit by a whopping 25% – but, IG (with just a 3% market share) still remains tiny compared to the other 4 brokers.

Interactive Brokers enjoyed a 10% increase in funds on deposit, erasing their 9% decline in December. IB is ranked 3rd (with 12% market share), ahead of TD Ameritrade (ranked 4th, with 10% of the retail market).

Here is a Finance Magnates graphic, with CFTC data for January, as compared to December —

(click the image to enlarge it)

And here’s a link to Finance Magnates’ article, posted today –

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Do those broker reveal data about aggregate client positioning? I heard there is something like TD Ameritrade Retail Investor index which tracks inflows/outflows from US stocks.