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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Securities, Commodity Contracts & Financial Investments

Overview of the U.S. Securities, Commodity Contracts & Financial Investments Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Securities, Commodity Contracts & Financial Investments: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Securities, Commodity Contracts & Financial Investments industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Loan Services - Income

Securities Origination Services

Brokering And Dealing Services For Debt Instruments

Brokering And Dealing Services For Equities

Brokering And Dealing Services For Derivative Contracts

Brokering And Dealing Services For Foreign Currency, Wholesale

Brokering And Dealing Services For Investment Company Securities, Including Mutual Funds, Closed-End Funds, And Unit Investment

Brokering And Dealing Services For Other Financial Instruments

Brokerage Correspondent Services

Financing Related To Securities

Trading Debt Instruments On Own Account - Net Gains (Losses)

Trading Equities On Own Account - Net Gains (Losses)

Trading Derivative Contracts On Own Account - Net Gains (Losses)

Trading Foreign Currency On Own Account - Net Gains (Losses)

Trading Other Securities And Commodity Contracts On Own Account - Net Gains (Losses)

Trust Services - Fiduciary Fees

Support Services For Financial And Commodity Markets

Financial Planning And Investment Management Services

Other Products Supporting Financial Services - Fees

Insurance Brokerage And Agency Services - Commissions

Regulation Of Securities Markets

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Securities, Commodity Contracts & Financial Investments by state

Securities, Commodity Contracts & Financial Investments Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Securities, Commodity Contracts & Financial Investments companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

price index trends

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Securities, Commodity Contracts & Financial Investments company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Securities, Commodity Contracts & Financial Investments industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Securities, Commodity Contracts & Financial Investments measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 9%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Operations Specialties Managers 8%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 34%
Business Operations Specialists 18%
Human Resources Workers 10%
Human Resources Specialists 10%
Financial Specialists 29%
Accountants and Auditors 6%
Accountants and Auditors 6%
Financial Analysts and Advisors 23%
Financial Analysts 8%
Personal Financial Advisors 15%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 7%
Computer Occupations 6%
Sales and Related Occupations 21%
Sales Representatives, Services 19%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 18%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 18%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 27%
Information and Record Clerks 10%
Brokerage Clerks 5%
Brokerage Clerks 5%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 8%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 8%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 6%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Securities, Commodity Contracts & Financial Investments Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • PT Financial Companies raises $8 million in funding. - 01/08/2018
  • Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group trademarks "GAUCHO - BUENOS AIRES -" - Fragrances; perfumes - 01/08/2018
  • Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo trademarks "PARTNERS IN INVESTING" - Financial services - 01/06/2018
  • Riverbridge Services trademarks "RIVERBRIDGE INVEST WITH ENDURANCE" - Financial services - 01/06/2018
  • raises $5 million in funding. - 01/04/2018
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange patents Derivative Contracts That Settle Based On Transaction Data - 01/04/2018
  • Unmanned Innovation patents Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Inspection System - 01/04/2018
  • Mckinley Capital International Growth Fund raises $10 million in funding. - 01/03/2018
  • BGC Partners patents Control System - 10/26/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Charles Schwab681
    Chicago Mercantile Exchange486
    Goldman Sachs Asset Management374

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • The Craziest Bitcoin Investment Yet - In a filing in early January, the New York Stock Exchange's NYSE Arca unit sought permission from the U.S. Securities ... contracts that have traded for barely a month. Yet even if you set aside all of the concerns about bitcoin and its viability as an ... (01/14/2018)
    • Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms Dec 2017 - These include: Financial ... commodity futures and options contracts, ESMA delivered an opinion that this spot month limit does not comply with the methodology established in RTS 21 and is consistent with the objectives of MiFID II. Further, the other ... (01/10/2018)
    • US NASAA/SEC caution investors about cryptocurrency-related investment products - as well as cryptocurrency futures contracts and other financial products where these virtual currencies are linked in some way to the underlying investment,” says Joseph Borg, NASAA president and director of the Alabama Securities Commission. On the back ... (01/05/2018)
    • Department of Financial Institutions warns investors about the risks of cryptocurrencies - “The recent price fluctuations in cryptocurrency-related investments ... Securities and Administrators Association. In addition to just buying and selling cryptocurrency, other financial products have emerged, such as cryptocurrency futures contracts. (01/04/2018)
    • Securities Regulation To Watch In 2018 - From introducing a long-awaited plan to hold broker-dealers to a fiduciary duty to addressing the stunning rise of bitcoin, the U.S. Securities ... join other regulators to revisit the Volcker Rule's restrictions on proprietary trading by investment ... (01/03/2018)
    • Yintech Investment : to Acquire Forthright Securities - Currently, Yintech is focused on the provision of gold and other commodities trading services, securities advisory services, securities information platform services and overseas securities trading services. 11/29 YINTECH INVESTMENT HOLDINGS LTD - AD ... (09/27/2017)
    • First Trust To Begin Trading The First Trust Global Tactical Commodity Strategy Fund (NASDAQ:FTGC) - The Fund’s investment in the Subsidiary is intended to provide the Fund with exposure to commodity markets ... A repurchase agreement is a transaction in which the Fund purchases securities or other obligations from a bank or securities dealer and ... (10/23/2013)
    • Nigeria: Commodity Exchange - Alternative Investment Window - Chris Ugwu examines Commodity Exchange as an alternative investment window in a ... solid minerals and all other tangible goods and articles, except all services, rights and interest in which contracts for future delivery are presently being dealt with. (11/07/2011)
    • Basically, It's Over - Advertisement Moreover, almost no debt was used to purchase or carry securities or other investments ... than "plain vanilla" commodity contracts cleared through responsible exchanges under laws that greatly limited use of financial leverage. (02/21/2010)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $696,188,857 on Securities, Commodity Contracts & Financial Investments. It has awarded 1,910 contracts to 213 companies, with an average value of $3,268,492 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount