Happy Holidays from FXCM

Date Trading Hours Customer Service Hours
December 24, 2014 Close at 2 pm EST Close at 3 pm EST
December 25, 2014 Closed Closed
December 26, 2014 Open at 1 am EST Open at 12 am EST
December 31, 2014 Closed at 2 pm EST Close at 3 pm EST
January 1, 2015 Closed Closed
January 2, 2015 Open at 1 am EST Open at 12 am EST

Please be aware that during the holidays rollovers may be larger than normal due to illiquid markets. FXCM's customer service is typically available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Trading Desk opens Sundays between 5:00 and 5:15 ET and closes Fridays at 4:55 pm ET.

Trade your opinion on the global stage

Have an opinion of the US dollar but not sure how to turn that opinion into a trade? Try FXCM's Currency Baskets, available exclusively on Mirror Trader. Currency Baskets can make trading less difficult, which means new and less-experienced traders can get started in the forex market with more confidence.

VideoCurrency Baskets Overview (00:50)

How does it work?

Trading Currency Baskets starts with your broad opinion on a currency, like the US dollar.

Trend

Assume you think the US dollar broadly speaking is undervalued and will appreciate in the future. How do you express that
opinion?

Currency pairs

You could sell euros and buy US dollars, trading EUR/USD. But EUR/USD is a very narrow trade — you are simply comparing the US dollar to the euro.

A more representative way to trade your opinion would be to trade the USD Currency Basket, which places four simultaneous trades on the four major USD counterparts (euro, pound, yen and Australian dollar). This allows you to express a broad opinion of the value of the US dollar with just the click of your mouse.

Currency Basket Advantage

Single Trade

Narrow view: A single EUR/USD trade represents only 28% of all USD transactions and leaves the eurozone economy largely in control of the outcome.

Basket Trade

Broad view: A USD Currency Basket trade represents 67% of all USD transactions and diversifies your risk across multiple global economies.

What's your opinion?

Bullish Opinion

If you think the US dollar is undervalued, you can buy the USD Currency Basket.

Bearish Opinion

If you think the US dollar is overvalued, you can sell the USD Currency Basket.

Basket Composition: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, AUD/USD

Bullish Opinion

If you think the Euro is undervalued, you can buy the EUR Currency Basket.

Bearish Opinion

If you think the Euro is overvalued, you can sell the EUR Currency Basket.

Basket Composition: EUR/AUD EUR/GBP EUR/JPY EUR/USD

Bullish Opinion

If you think the British Pound is undervalued, you can buy the GBP Currency Basket.

Bearish Opinion

If you think the British Pound is overvalued, you can sell the GBP Currency Basket.

Basket Composition: EUR/GBP GBP/AUD GBP/JPY GBP/USD

Bullish Opinion

If you think the Japanese Yen is undervalued, you can buy the JPY Currency Basket.

Bearish Opinion

If you think the Japanese Yen is overvalued, you can sell the JPY Currency Basket.

Basket Composition: AUD/JPY EUR/JPY GBP/JPY USD/JPY

Bullish Opinion

If you think the Australian dollar is undervalued, you can buy the AUD Currency Basket.

Bearish Opinion

If you think the Australian dollar is overvalued, you can sell the AUD Currency Basket.

Basket Composition: AUD/JPY AUD/USD EUR/AUD GBP/AUD

FXCM offers a variety of Currency Baskets, including USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, JPY, as well as baskets designed to take advantage of interest rate differentials.

Simulated Performance Results Disclaimer: These results are based on simulated or hypothetical performance results that have certain inherent limitations. Unlike the results shown in an actual performance record, these results do not represent actual trading. Also, because these trades have not actually been executed, these results may have under-or over-compensated for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity. Simulated or hypothetical trading programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to these being shown. Additionally, please be advised that performance figures are based on systems that are not subject to NFA's rule regarding FIFO execution.

Hypothetical Trading Disclaimer: HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE MANY INHERENT LIMITATIONS, SOME OF WHICH ARE DESCRIBED BELOW. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFITS OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN. IN FACT, THERE ARE FREQUENTLY SHARP DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND THE ACTUAL RESULTS SUBSEQUENTLY ACHIEVED BY ANY PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM.

ONE OF THE LIMITATIONS OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS IS THAT THEY ARE GENERALLY PREPARED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. IN ADDITION, HYPOTHETICAL TRADING DOES NOT INVOLVE FINANCIAL RISK, AND NO HYPOTHETICAL TRADING RECORD CAN COMPLETELY ACCOUNT FOR THE IMPACT OF FINANCIAL RISK IN ACTUAL TRADING. FOR EXAMPLE, THE ABILITY TO WITHSTAND LOSSES OR TO ADHERE TO A PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM IN SPITE OF TRADING LOSSES ARE MATERIAL POINTS WHICH CAN ALSO ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS. THERE ARE NUMEROUS OTHER FACTORS RELATED TO THE MARKETS IN GENERAL OR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANY SPECIFIC TRADING PROGRAM WHICH CANNOT BE FULLY ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE PREPARATION OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND ALL OF WHICH CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS.

YOU SHOULD NOT REGARD ANY TRANSACTION PROPOSAL OR SUGGESTED AUTOMATED OR MANUAL TRADING STRATEGIES AS INVESTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS OR ADVICE. YOU MUST RELY ON YOUR OWN JUDGEMENT FOR ANY INVESTMENT DECISION YOU MAKE IN RELATION TO YOUR ACCOUNT.

Price Disclaimer: Orders will always execute based on the pricing structure of the client's account no matter what is displayed on the platform. The price quoted under this specialty platform is for reference only.