Happy Holidays from FXCM

Date Trading Hours Customer Service Hours
24 December, 2014 TH: Close at 19:00 GMT CSH: Close at 20:00 GMT
25 December, 2014 TH: Closed CSH: Closed
26 December, 2014 TH: Open at 6:00 GMT CSH: Open at 5:00 GMT
31 December, 2014 TH: Close at 19:00 GMT CSH: Close at 20:00 GMT
1 January, 2015 TH: Closed CSH: Closed
2 January, 2015 TH: Open at 6:00 GMT CSH: Open at 5:00 GMT

CFD Holiday Trading Hours (Changes may impact your trading on gold, metals and indices). 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 22:00 and 22:15 GMT and closes Fridays at 21:55 GMT.

Margin Requirements

What is margin? Margin can be thought of as a good faith deposit required to maintain open positions. This is not a fee or a transaction cost, it is simply a portion of your account equity set aside and allocated as a margin deposit. You can keep track of your Used and Usable margin in the Accounts Window of the Trading Station. VideoAccounts Window (1:07)

Margin Requirements for FXCM LTD Standard Accounts Using a 1K Lot Size

Currency Pairs
£1.50 Margin £2.50 Margin £4 Margin £4.50 Margin £5 Margin £10 Margin £15 Margin £20 Margin £35 Margin
NOK/JPY HKD/JPY USD/JPY CHF/JPY EUR/USD TRY/JPY USD/MXN EUR/PLN USD/RUB
SEK/JPY USD/CHF CHF/SEK EUR/CHF USD/PLN EUR/TRY
ZAR/JPY USD/CAD CHF/NOK EUR/GBP USD/CZK EUR/HUF
USD/DKK EUR/JPY USD/ZAR EUR/CZK
USD/SEK EUR/AUD USD/SGD
USD/NOK EUR/CAD USD/HKD
NZD/USD EUR/SEK USD/CNH
NZD/JPY EUR/NOK USD/ILS
NZD/CHF EUR/NZD USD/HUF
NZD/CAD EUR/DKK USD/TRY
AUD/USD GBP/USD SGD/JPY
AUD/CAD GBP/JPY
AUD/JPY GBP/CHF
AUD/NZD GBP/CAD
AUD/CHF GBP/NZD
CAD/JPY GBP/AUD
CAD/CHF GBP/SEK
Currency Pairs
€1.50 Margin €3 Margin €4 Margin €4.50 Margin €5 Margin €7 Margin €10.50 Margin €17.50 Margin €20 Margin €45 Margin
NOK/JPY HKD/JPY NZD/USD USD/JPY EUR/USD GBP/USD TRY/JPY USD/MXN EUR/PLN USD/RUB
SEK/JPY NZD/JPY USD/CHF EUR/CHF GBP/JPY USD/PLN EUR/TRY
ZAR/JPY NZD/CHF USD/CAD EUR/GBP GBP/CHF USD/CZK EUR/HUF
NZD/CAD USD/DKK EUR/JPY GBP/CAD USD/ZAR EUR/CZK
USD/SEK EUR/AUD GBP/NZD USD/SGD
USD/NOK EUR/CAD GBP/AUD USD/HKD
CAD/JPY EUR/SEK GBP/SEK USD/CNH
CAD/CHF EUR/NOK USD/ILS
EUR/NZD USD/HUF
EUR/DKK USD/TRY
AUD/USD SGD/JPY
AUD/CAD
AUD/JPY
AUD/NZD
AUD/CHF
CHF/JPY
CHF/SEK
CHF/NOK
Currency Pairs
$1.50 Margin $3.50 Margin $5 Margin $5.50 Margin $6 Margin $7 Margin $8 Margin $9 Margin $15 Margin $20 Margin $28 Margin $50 Margin
NOK/JPY HKD/JPY USD/JPY CAD/JPY CHF/JPY EUR/USD EUR/CHF GBP/USD TRY/JPY USD/MXN EUR/PLN USD/RUB
SEK/JPY USD/CHF CAD/CHF CHF/SEK EUR/GBP GBP/JPY USD/PLN EUR/TRY
ZAR/JPY USD/CAD CHF/NOK EUR/JPY GBP/CHF USD/CZK EUR/HUF
USD/DKK EUR/AUD GBP/CAD USD/ZAR EUR/CZK
USD/SEK EUR/CAD GBP/NZD USD/SGD
USD/NOK EUR/SEK GBP/AUD USD/HKD
NZD/USD EUR/NOK GBP/SEK USD/CNH
NZD/JPY EUR/NZD USD/ILS
NZD/CHF EUR/DKK USD/HUF
NZD/CAD USD/TRY
AUD/USD SGD/JPY
AUD/CAD
AUD/JPY
AUD/NZD
AUD/CHF

How does FXCM calculate margin?

By default FXCM LTD offers approximately 200:11 leverage (or 0.5% margin) on its forex trading accounts. Margin requirements (per 1K lot) at FXCM are determined by taking a percentage of the notional trade size plus a small cushion. A cushion is added to help alleviate daily/weekly fluctuations.

Please note that margin requirements are subject to change without notice based on price fluctuations and will be adjusted up or down in increments of $1. We believe that margin requirements will not change more than once a month. Up-to-date margin requirements are displayed in the "Simplified Dealing Rates" window of the Trading Platform by currency pair. To learn more about margin and leverage, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Margin / Leverage FAQs

1 Leverage: Leverage is a double-edged sword and can dramatically amplify your profits. It can also just as dramatically amplify your losses. Trading foreign exchange with any level of leverage may not be suitable for all investors.