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Trade Indices with FXCM

Zero Commissions*

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FXCM can be compensated in several ways, which includes but are not limited to adding a mark-up to the spreads it receives from its liquidity providers, adding a mark-up to rollover, etc. Commission-based pricing is applicable to Active Trader account types.

Why Trade Indices with FXCM?

Start Small

Control and scale your position sizes with small contract sizes. Micro-contract sizes give you the flexibility to risk less per trade.

Leverage

Trade the most popular Indices in the world with leverage. See Margin Requirements.
However, remember that trading on margin is risky as it can significantly increase your losses as well.

Short Trading

CFD traders can go long or short with a simple click of a button, and speculate on both the rise and fall of Indices.

Enhanced Execution

FXCM's Enhanced CFD Execution means you trade without minimum stop distances on most products, including US30, NAS100 and the GER30. Most strategies welcome.

Lower Transaction Costs

Trade commission free with no exchange fees—your transaction cost is the spread.

Platform of Choice

Trade on Trading Station, MT4 or Via API.

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Get Started!

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1. by submitting the online application.

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2. Fund your account and place your first trade.

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3. Explore our indices offering in the trading platform.

Not ready to open an account?
Get a feel for the platform by signing up for a Free Practice Account.

Choose your Platform

Our platforms are battle-tested and have been in development throughout FXCM's 20 year history. You may trade any index product you like without regard for what you currently hold in your account, and can also trade cryptocurrencies, FX, Commodities and Shares all from the same account.

Explore Indices in Trading Station

What are the costs of trading?

When trading Index CFDs with FXCM, trading costs are included in the spread and there are no extra commission fees charged when opening or closing positions and unlike many other brokers there are no minimum commission levels, so at FXCM you are able to avoid the extra costs of placing smaller trades.

The spread costs can easily be calculated on the Trading Station platform, as you can see the real-time spreads and pip costs (in your account denomination) before you enter any trade. To calculate the spread cost in the currency of your account:

(Pip Cost) x (Number of Contracts) x (Spread) = Total Transaction Cost

Can I hold my positions long term?

As long as there is sufficient margin in your account, you can hold your position indefinitely. Only one Index at FXCM expires monthly (VOLX, which tracks the VIX index). To see the list of upcoming expirations, click here.

Any positions held past 5pm EST may be subject to a "financing charge" which reflects in an FXCM account as "rollover." Visit our CFD Product guide for more information.

The financing charges are updated daily and can be seen in the Trading Platforms under RollB and RollS.

Do FXCM apply taxes to clients trading Index CFDs?

There are no taxes applied by FXCM when you open and close a CFD position. Please consult a tax professional to advise you on your particular situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Indices?

Stock indices give you a chance to trade an opinion of an economy without having to pick individual stocks. CFD trading is one of the most popular products to trade.

With all FXCM account types, you pay only the spread to trade indices. With our enhanced execution, you can receive low spreads on indices and no stop and limit trading restrictions. Check out the Index Product Guide.

What are the trading hours?

Trading hours on indices are generally based on the underlying exchange's hours. Learn more.

How much capital do I need to start trading Index CFD's?

Index margin requirements change frequently, based on the volatility expected in the market. Your trading platform has up-to-date margin requirements. Learn More.

Where can I find Indices on my account?

You can search a specific Index CFD, or you can browse the entire offering in our Symbols List. One you have found the Index you want to trade just double click to subscribe and the instrument will appear in the Dealing Rates window.

How are Corporate Actions handled?

With the exception of Dividends and Stock Splits. FXCM do not process most corporate actions. In the event of any corporate action, FXCM shall determine in accordance with market practice the appropriate adjustment, if any, to be made to the current contract value or contract quantity of any open positions in order to preserve the economic equivalent of your position or to reflect the effect of the event on the relevant underlying share.

Have Additional Questions?

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Disclosure

Spreads Widget: When static spreads are displayed, the figures reflect a time-stamped snapshot as of when the market closes. Spreads are variable and are subject to delay. Single Share prices are subject to a 15 minute 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.

Risk Warning: Our service includes products that are traded on margin and carry a risk of total loss of your deposited funds. The products may not be suitable for all investors. Please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved.