Welcome to the forum, Johnna
If you would like to withdraw your funds and close your US account, then you can do so whenever you like provided your trades are all closed. That said, please note that while part of our settlement with the NFA and CFTC was to close our US subsidiary, there will be no changes for clients outside of the US.
Since FXCM US has not been a contributor to overall profits for the firm over the past few years, FXCM will target significant cost cutting by closing the US entity. Specifically, withdrawing from this business will free approximately $52 million in capital. We will use the proceeds from any sale of the US accounts, as well as the large amount of regulatory capital currently tied up, to reduce the balance of our loan from Leucadia. With the reduction of this loan balance, along with sales of non-core assets that were previously announced, FXCM could be in a position to fully pay off the Leucadia loan before the end of this year.
With this exit, FXCM will be in a better position to service our international customers and focus on our profitable subsidiaries. Our full financials can be found here and we will announce our Q4 and Full year 2016 financials in the next few weeks.
If you would like to keep your trades open, then please review this post where I discuss how FXCM has signed a non-binding letter of intent with GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (“GAIN”) under which GAIN would purchase FXCM’s US customer accounts allowing you to keep your trades open: 301 Moved Permanently