FXCM, long considered one of the strongest and most reputable Forex brokers worldwide struggled notably in 2015 on the heels of the Swiss National Bank catastrophe. Among other dramatic turns the brokerage was forced to take out a loan and to sell off some of its assets. Then, in September, FXCM was notified by the New York Stock that it was not in compliance with the continued listing standards set forth in Section 802.01C of the Listed Company Manual of the New York Stock Exchange because its price had fallen below $1 per share for a period of over 30 consecutive trading days. At that time we’d speculated that anyone with confidence in the industry and in this leading company could turn a nice profit by investing in its undervalued stock.
At the same time FXCM confirmed its confidence in the company and presumed that it would turn things around – and it seems that this confidence was not purely smoke and mirrors. FXCM has come through for its clients and anyone who invested in the stock over the last few months and held their positions has likely seen massive profits – at the close of trading yesterday FXCM shares were valued at over $19. On a day where the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 367 points, this is an even more notable victory. The price is more than trip the $5.20 that the stock was priced at only last month.
The turnaround in stock price is significant for FXCM, as it demonstrates confidence in the brand not only by its own traders but by other financial investors who are looking to invest in solid growth. We look forward to seeing what company brings forth in 2016 – and we’re expecting greatness.