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FXCM Reports Monthly Metrics; Full Year 2011 Retail Customer Volume Up 19% to $3.7T

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

Monthly activities included:

December 2011

Retail Trading Metrics

Retail customer trading volume(1) of $288 billion in December 2011, 16% lower than November 2011 and 21% higher than December 2010. Volume from indirect sources was 46% of total retail volume(1). Retail customer trading volume(1) for the fourth quarter 2011 was $972 billion, 7% lower than the third quarter 2011, and 16% higher than the fourth quarter 2010.

Average retail customer trading volume(1) per day of $13.1 billion in December 2011, 16% lower than November 2011 and 26% higher than December 2010.

An average of 356,883 retail client trades per day in December 2011, 21% lower than November 2011 and 29% higher than December 2010.

Tradeable accounts(2) of 194,606 as of December 31, 2011, an increase of 1,834, or 1% from November 2011, and an increase of 19,366,or 11%, from December 2010. Institutional Trading Metrics

Institutional customer trading volume(1) of $104 billion in December 2011, 31% lower than November 2011 and 103% higher than December 2010. Institutional customer trading volume(1) for the fourth quarter 2011 was $429 billion, the highest in FXCM history and 39% higher than the third quarter 2011 and 125% higher than the fourth quarter 2010. Average institutional trading volume(1) per day of $4.7 billion in December 2011, 31% lower than November 2011 and 112% higher than December 2010. An average of 17,470 institutional client trades per day in December 2011, 42% lower than November 2011 and 393% higher than December 2010.

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