CFTC metrics, as of November 30, for the 5 U.S. retail forex brokers

Today, the CFTC released their latest report on the U.S. brokers they regulate. The report, titled Selected FCM Financial Data as of November 30, 2020, shows data for U.S. commodity futures brokers and forex brokers. Most of the line-items in the report cover futures brokers. Five line-items detail the financial positions of the five regulated U.S. forex brokers.

Working from the CFTC report, Finance Magnates typically collects data for the five U.S. forex brokers, relating to customer funds on deposit, and market share percentages, and displays these data in a spreadsheet-type table. Here is the table they published today –

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Key takeaways:

  • In terms of customer funds on deposit, two brokers gained additional deposits over the previous month, and three brokers shed some of the deposits previously held.

  • Interactive Brokers was the big gainer for the month, increasing customer funds on deposit by a whopping 20%.

  • In terms of percentage market share, Interactive Brokers pulled even with TD Ameritrade, each now having 12% of the market.

  • Otherwise, market shares were not much changed in the month of November. Gain (forex .com) and Oanda are still the big players, IB and TDA are the second tier, and IG Markets (the newest of the five U.S. brokers) is still the smallest.

Here is a link to the Finance Magnates article accompanying their table –

And here is a link to the entire CFTC data release –