Active Trader

Elite Pricing Structure

Keep your transaction fees low with FXCM's Active Trader spread + commission cost structure. Lower Active Trader pricing along with FXCM's recommended forex trading execution - No Dealing Desk - can give you the edge you have been looking for in your trading.

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Pricing Structure

FXCM Active Trader accounts have a spread plus commission pricing structure. The combined transaction costs should be substantially lower than a standard FXCM trading account that uses No Dealing Desk execution.

The pricing structure is designed to reward those who trade large amounts of currency at FXCM by having commission fees reduced as trading volumes rise.


Save an average of trading EUR/USD when compared to a standard FXCM account.1

Our Lowest Spreads

FXCM Active Trader spreads are some of the lowest, most competitive spreads in the industry.

Instrument Spread Average Savings
Instrument Spread Average Savings
Top 10 Savings

Advertised Spreads: FXCM spreads are variable. The spreads listed here were derived from the time-weighted average of the spreads from  to . Advertised spreads may not be applicable to client accounts of referring brokers. 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. For additional information, click here.

Compensation: When executing customers trades, FXCM can be compensated in several ways, which include, but are not limited to: adding a mark-up to the spreads it receives from its liquidity providers and charging commission to accounts that trade with FXCM's lowest spreads which are available to qualifying accounts. Under the Dealing Desk execution model, FXCM may act as a dealer and may receive additional compensation from trading.

Negotiable Commissions

An Active Trader account is designed to reward individuals who trade large amounts of currency at FXCM. Therefore, commission charges - which are negotiable - are determined by your monthly notional trading volume.

Your Monthly Notional Volume Exceeds Commission / 100K Lot
10 Million $3.50 / Per Side
50 Million Call 1-646-432-2970

Individuals and institutions that trade more than 10 million notional per month or deposit more than $25,000 are eligible for an Active Trader account.

Merit-Based Commissions

FXCM rewards you for trading more. More trading equals lower commissions, which equal lower transaction costs.

Free Active Trader Practice Account

We give you a free $50,000 Trading Station practice account with Active Trader spreads to get comfortable trading forex on our platform.
Read Demo Disclaimer

Demo Account: Although demo accounts attempt to replicate real markets, they operate in a simulated market environment. As such, there are key differences that distinguish them from real accounts; including but not limited to, the lack of dependence on real-time market liquidity and the availability of some products which may not be tradable on live accounts. The operational capabilities when executing orders in a demo environment may result in atypically, expedited transactions; lack of rejected orders; and/or the absence of slippage. There may be instances where margin requirements differ from those of live accounts as updates to demo accounts may not always coincide with those of real accounts.

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1 Average Savings are calculated by comparing the total transaction cost (spread + commission) of an Active Trader account with a $3.50 / per side / per 100K lot commission to a standard FXCM account with No Dealing Desk forex execution. The transaction cost for a standard FXCM account is only the spread.