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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 1.0 GBP/CHF 1.6
AUD/CHF 1.1 GBP/JPY 1.0
AUD/JPY 0.6 GBP/NZD 3.8
AUD/NZD 1.2 GBP/USD 0.4
AUD/USD 0.4 NZD/CAD 1.1
CAD/CHF 1.2 NZD/CHF 1.3
CAD/JPY 0.7 NZD/JPY 0.8
CHF/JPY 1.3 NZD/USD 0.5
EUR/AUD 1.2 TRY/JPY 1.4
EUR/CAD 1.4 USD/CAD 0.5
EUR/CHF 0.9 USD/CHF 0.7
EUR/GBP 0.6 USD/CNH 4.8
EUR/JPY 0.6 USD/JPY 0.2
EUR/NOK 24.9 USD/MXN 32.2
EUR/NZD 2.5 USD/NOK 19.3
EUR/SEK 21.0 USD/SEK 15.8
EUR/TRY 20.2 USD/TRY 10.1
EUR/USD 0.2 USD/ZAR 65.7
GBP/AUD 2.0 ZAR/JPY 0.7
GBP/CAD 2.1    

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 balance4)
150M – <500M 500M and up

Table applies to EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CHF, AUD/USD, EUR/JPY and GBP/JPY.

Commissions are charged when you open and close trades.

CFD Pricing

Spreads

With all FXCM account types, you pay only the spread to trade indices and commodities. Our enhanced execution CFDs allow you to trade without stop and limit restrictions or re-quotes.
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INSTRUMENT TARGET SPREAD INSTRUMENT TARGET SPREAD
US30 2 AUS200 1*
SPX500 0.5 EUSTX50 1
NAS100 1 USOIL 0.05
UK100 1* UKOIL 0.05
GER30 1* NGAS 10
ESP35 8 XAU/USD 0.4
FRA40 1* XAG/USD 0.045
HKG33 5 COPPER 0.002
JPN225 7 BUND 0.03

Standard and Active Trader Accounts: Standard and Active Trader accounts offer 18 CFD instruments on 200:1 leverage and up to 39 currency pairs on 100:1 leverage. FXCM may decide at its sole discretion to add or remove any CFD instruments currency pairs. Standard and Active Trader accounts default to a Low Spreads + Commission pricing structure and No Dealing Desk execution. Spreads are variable and are subject to delay. Standard and Active Trader accounts with equity below 10,000 CCY may be switched to a Mini Account.

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 1,2017 to September 30,2017. 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.