Trade Cryptocurrency with FXCM

Trade some of the most popular cryptocurrencies in the world.
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash ABC.
Or try FXCM's unique CryptoMajors Basket!

Why Trade Crypto at FXCM?

Competitive Bitcoin Spreads

FXCM's Bitcoin Spreads are among the tightest in the industry – sometimes half the price of competitor.

BTC spread as of May 27, 2019

Broker Bitcoin Spread*
FXCM1 30
CMC2 37
IG3 38
Plus5004 45
City Index5 70
Disclosure

This table is for comparative purposes only and does not indicate any future performance levels. The spread figures are taken from prominent UK competitor websites and are correct to the best of our knowledge as of May 27, 2019. FXCM cannot guarantee the accuracy of such figures and is not liable for errors, omissions or delays or for actions relying on this information. Please refer to the respective CFD broker's website to get familiarized with the assumptions or basis used during the calculation of the spreads. Please note that overnight charges may differ among brokers and are not included in this comparison.

Leverage Available*

Up to 4:1 effective leverage[1] available. Control the position size of your choosing requiring only quarter of the necessary funds. Use effective leverage to trade 1:1 as well. The choice is yours.

Trade Your Way

Go long or short – no restrictions on market direction. Looking to automate your trading on cryptocurrencies? Our cryptocurrencies can handle your automated strategies.

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CFDs or Physical Cryptos?

Let us settle the debate for you. CFDs offer advantages to the speculator that are not provided by underlying "physical" crypto market. They are:

No Fussing with Crypto Wallets or Hardware Wallets

If you buy and sell physical cryptocurrencies you need to make a decision on whether or not you leave your physical cryptocurrencies with your provider. If you do, you risk they may be hacked. If you do not, you have to learn how to use hardware wallets where one wrong keystroke could mean all funds are lost.

Crytpocurrencies are not widely accepted as payment for goods and services. No need to hold them physically.

Regulation That Protects

CFDs are regulated financial products. Physical crypto is not. To the trader that means the firm they deal with is subject to oversight by both regulators, auditors, and best execution committees. With a CFD, you can be sure you are receiving the best price available as it's a regulatory requirement. You are not guaranteed that with physical crypto.

Better Platforms

Our platforms are battle-tested and have been in development throughout FXCM's 20 year history. They are more feature-rich than the newly-established trading platforms of physical crypto companies. You may trade any crypto product you like without regard for what you currently hold in your account. For example, an FXCM account in GBP can go long BTC/USD without need to first own USD. That is not the case with major crypto "exchanges".

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Our Markets

CRYPTOCURRENCY BASKET (CRYPTOMAJOR)

The CryptoMajors basket is a unique product that combines Bitcoin (BTC/USD), Ether (ETH/USD), Ripple (XRP/USD), Litecoin (LTC/USD) and Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCH/USD) into one instrument and is a benchmark designed to reflect the change in value of some of the world's top digital currencies.

Bitcoin (BTC/USD)

Bitcoin is a global form of digital currency. Unlike traditional currencies, which were frequently backed by gold and silver, bitcoin is based on distributed computing. While traditional currencies are printed by central banks, bitcoins are created or "mined" by distributed computer networks.

Disclosure

Past Performance: Past Performance is not an indicator of future results.

Margin Average Spread Smallest Trade Size Largest Trade size
2:1 26.23 0.01 BTC 5 BTC

Ethereum (ETH/USD)

Ether is the digital currency used by Ethereum. Ether is the fuel or "gas" used to pay for transactions made on the Ethereum platform. Ether gives participants a reason to contribute resources used by the platform, thereby ensuring a robust network. Further, it provides developers with incentive to write efficient code, as inefficient software programs are more expensive.

Disclosure

Past Performance: Past Performance is not an indicator of future results.

Margin Average Spread Smallest Trade Size Largest Trade size
2:1 1.87 0.10 ETH 100 ETH

Litecoin (LTC/USD)

Litecoin is an open-source, decentralized digital currency that was created in 2011 using code from a Bitcoin client. Because of the close relationship between the two, many have described Litecoin as being the Silver to Bitcoin's gold.

Disclosure

Past Performance: Past Performance is not an indicator of future results.

Margin Average Spread Smallest Trade Size Largest Trade size
2:1 0.6 1 LTC 1000 LTC

Bitcoin Cash (BCH/USD)

Bitcoin Cash is a cryptocurrency that forked from Bitcoin in 2017. Its one major difference is that the blocks in bitcoin cash's blockchain allow far more space and therefore have the capacity to hold significantly more transactions.

Disclosure

Past Performance: Past Performance is not an indicator of future results.

Margin Average Spread Smallest Trade Size Largest Trade size
2:1 2.93 0.1 BCH 100 BCH

Ripple (XRP/USD)

XRP is the native token of the Ripple network. Ripple is a cryptocurrency platform that facilitates exchange between participants via the online space. However, unlike Bitcoin and Litecoin instead of the primary objective being the creation of a decentralized and anonymous peer-to-peer mode of transfer, the target audiences for XRP are traditional banking institutions and is used to settle cross-border and cross-bank transactions transparently.

Disclosure

Past Performance: Past Performance is not an indicator of future results.

Margin Average Spread Smallest Trade Size Largest Trade size
2:1 0.007 100 XRP 5000 XRP

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