FXCM's (FXCM +2.3%) bid for Gain Capital (GCAP +26%) would merge two of largest U.S.-based...

|About: FXCM Inc. (FXCM)|By:, SA News Editor

FXCM's (FXCM +2.3%) bid for Gain Capital (GCAP +26%) would merge two of largest U.S.-based players in online FX trading, as FXCM pushes for organic growth in an industry that has grown rapidly over the past decade but is now challenged by tighter regulation and waning profits. Retail trading currently accounts for about 6% of the $4T per day currency market, and FXCM reported earlier today that its retail and institutional volumes fell in March on both a Y/Y and M/M comparisons.