Spreads & Commissions

FXCM offers exceptional value at a low, competitive cost. We have super-tight forex spreads with no markups ―EUR/USD averages 0.2 pips and USD/JPY, 0.3. Our competitive commissions, as low as $0.04 per 1k lot, help keep your trading costs down.

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Super-Tight Forex Spreads

Spreads at FXCM are incredibly low because there are no markups. You trade the exact bid/ask quotes that stream from our liquidity providers. The table to the left highlights our 10 most popular currency pairs

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With FXCM, there are no hidden fees. Unlike the traditional markup to spreads, our predictable low commissions are as little as $0.04 and offer greater transparency. You know exactly what FXCM charges before you enter a trade, so you can focus on the low spreads and plan more effectively.

The table below shows our lowest commissions. Visit our Forex Pricing page to view commissions for all forex pairs available at FXCM.

Trade Size 1,000 10,000 100,000 1,000,000
Per Side $0.04 $0.40 $4.00 $40.00
Round Turn $0.08 $0.80 $8.00 $80.00

Your transaction cost is a combination of the spread and the commission. Visit our Forex Pricing page to learn more.

Compensation: When executing customers trades, FXCM can be compensated in several ways, which include, but are not limited to: charging fixed lot-based commissions at the open and close of a trade, adding a markup to the spreads it receives from its liquidity providers for certain account types, and adding a markup to rollover.

Spreads & Commissions: Streaming spread figures shown are from FXCM’s Best Bid/Best Offer pricing engine. Historical spread figures shown are time-weighted averages derived from tradable prices at FXCM from 1 October 2014 to 31 December 2014. Spreads are variable and subject to delay. FXCM strives to provide traders with tight, competitive spreads; however, there may be instances when market conditions cause spreads to widen beyond the spreads displayed here. Commissions are charged in the currency denomination of your account. Figures provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes or advice. FXCM is not liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein.

Advertised spreads & commissions may not be applicable to certain account types. Existing accounts will only be subject to the new commission after notification from FXCM. Some accounts, such as those for clients of certain intermediaries, are subject to a markup.