Active Trader Trading Costs - FXCM

Active Trader Account

FXCM’s Active Trader account is designed for high-volume investors. You can get deep discounts on your trading costs based on the volume you trade.

Forex Pricing

Spreads

FXCM Standard and Active Trader accounts have some of the lowest spreads in the industry because our No Dealing Desk model streams the exact bid/ask quotes from our liquidity provides. So your spreads have no markups.1

Pair Spreads Pair Spreads
AUD/CAD 1.6 GBP/CHF 2.3
AUD/CHF 1.3 GBP/JPY 2.0
AUD/JPY 0.9 GBP/NZD 4.6
AUD/NZD 1.8 GBP/USD 1.1
AUD/USD 0.6 NZD/CAD 2.1
CAD/CHF 1.4 NZD/CHF 1.8
CHF/JPY 1.7 NZD/USD 0.9
EUR/AUD 1.5 TRY/JPY 2.6
EUR/CAD 1.5 USD/CAD 0.9
EUR/CHF 0.9 USD/CHF 0.8
EUR/GBP 0.7 USD/CNH 6.4
EUR/JPY 1.1 USD/JPY 0.5
EUR/NOK 39.7 USD/MXN 47.3
EUR/NZD 3.1 USD/NOK 26.8
EUR/SEK 28.8 USD/SEK 22.4
EUR/TRY 27.7 USD/TRY 14.8
EUR/USD 0.4 USD/ZAR 83.8
GBP/AUD 2.7 ZAR/JPY 0.5
GBP/CAD 3.6    

Commissions

Finding ways to improve your trading experience while lowering trading costs is where Active Trader really shines. You can save up to 55% in commissions when compared to trading with an FXCM Standard account.

Discount 1 Discount 2 Discount 3

Active Trader

Savings2 25% 37.5% 55%
Commission per 1M $30 $25 $18
Monthly Volume3 50M – < 150M
( or $150,000 balance )4
150M – < 500M 500M and up

These commissions highlight our major pairs: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CHF, AUD/USD, EUR/JPY and GBP/JPY. But Active Trader gives you the same great discount rate off all Standard commissions.

How do you calculate your trading volume? Trading volume is round-turn, meaning half the volume comes from opening and half from closing. So, you open and close a trade in January, your volume is your trade size—a 500K trade is 500K in volume. If you open a trade in January and close it in February, you get half the volume in each month—a 500K trade is 250K in volume each month. This means that the more you trade, the more you save. Learn More about Active Trader.

1 Intermediary Markup: In some instances, accounts for clients of certain intermediaries are subject to a markup.

2 The discount rate is the percent difference between FXCM’s standard commission ($40 per million) and the discounted commission referenced.

3 Monthly trading volume is the sum of all trades in lot terms for a given month. For example, if you trade 30K EUR/USD, 200K GBP/USD and 50,000K USD/JPY, your monthly trading volume is 50,230,000 units of currency. It is not necessary to convert the trade value into dollar terms. Because the monthly trading volume is between 50 and 149 million, the commission per million would be $30.

4 Discount 1 is also available to clients with an FXCM Active Trader account that has at least $150,000 on deposit. In such cases, the monthly trading volume requirement is waived.

Average Spreads: Time-weighted average spreads are derived from tradable prices at FXCM from July 1, 2016 to Sept 30, 2016. Spreads are variable and are subject to delay. The spread figures are for informational purposes only. FXCM is not liable for errors, omissions or delays or for actions relying on this information.

Commissions: Commission-based pricing is available on Standard and Active Trader account types. Commissions are charged at the open and close of trades in the denomination of the account.

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. Under the Dealing Desk execution model, FXCM may act as a dealer and may receive additional compensation from trading.

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