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Real Execution Stats for Real Traders

It is our mission to provide increasing levels of quality pricing, transparency and execution services so that we can provide you with the best trading experience. We are committed to execution quality and transparency. That's why we provide execution statistics to provide that transparency our traders want.

Price Improvement

Over 87% of orders have zero or positive slippage.

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FXCM 2020 Highlights

  • 59.46% of all orders had NO SLIPPAGE.
  • 28.34% of all orders received positive slippage.
  • 12.19% of all orders received negative slippage.
  • 72.78% of all limit and limit entry orders received positive slippage.
  • 43.03% of all stop and stop entry orders received negative slippage.

See details on Price Improvement Statistics: 2020

Effective Spreads

Better Spreads, Trade Better!

Over 87%2 of all orders receive positive slippage or zero slippage, this means those trades were executed at the rate client clicked on or better with FXCM. This effectively lowers your spread at execution. Possibly get executed at prices better than displayed spreads.

The effective spread is a better measure of trading costs because it captures Price Improvements. Know your trading costs and ask your broker about their effective spreads.

View our historical chart to see the difference between the displayed spread and effective spreads.

Note: Rollover occurs at 17:00 ET every day. Spreads can widen specifically during this time.


As per the September 2020 Slippage Statistics Report

Execution Speed – Get filled, fast!

Fast trade execution3 is critical to any traders success in the forex and CFD marketplace. FXCM provides speed in addition to price and access to liquidity.

Average Execution Speed
0.024 0.024 seconds or 24 milliseconds
Good Till Canceled Market Orders
0.024 0.024 seconds or 24 milliseconds

This defines the amount of time we receive the order until execution. This excludes internet latency and post trade booking.

Historical Active Trader Spreads1

Are you a large volume trader looking for tighter spreads? FXCM provides high volume active traders with tight, executable spreads during peak trading times. View our historical chart for active trader spreads.

  • EUR/USD averages 0.1 pips during peak hours
  • AUD/USD averages 0.2 pips during peak hours
  • USD/JPY averages 0.1 pips during peak hours

See more details in our full report.

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Execution Study - Better Pricing for Retail Clients

FXCM completed a study that examined the quality of execution for FXCM LTD client orders versus the three largest FX trading venues globally, venues widely considered to represent the benchmark for reliable FX pricing. The goal of this study is to explain why FXCM's pricing is better for retail clients. The results of this study show FXCM LTD retail client order prices to be better than the Futures Market and Interbank Market prices for FX.

Study Conclusions


FXCM LTD was equal to or better than the quoted futures price 81.34% of the time compared to the spot equivalent quoted futures prices on the CME leading to potential savings of $42,529,156 for FXCM LTD clients.


FXCM LTD was equal to or better than the quoted Interbank market price 94.84% of the time compared to the spot equivalent quoted Interbank market price leading to potential savings of $114,588,455 for FXCM LTD clients.

For a full presentation of the study and an in-depth FAQ, see the links below: