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Announcements
  • Margin Increase – September 10

    Please see the table below for the margin increases on some Commodity instruments that will come into effect from Thursday 10th September. Please be aware that the increased margin rates will be applied to any existing open position, as well as to any new position opened. Please ensure you have sufficient funds for margin in your account to sustain your positions once the margin increase is applied. Learn more about Commodity Trading Conditions. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our customer support team.

Active Trader

FXCM's Active Trader account is designed for high-volume investors. When trading is more than a hobby, treat yourself to our very best. Active Trader benefits include dedicated support, premium services and custom solutions. High-volume traders are eligible for discounted pricing.

BENEFITS

Designed with the dedicated trader in mind, the Active Trader account represents FXCM's highest level of service and furnishes customers with many unique features:

ELITE PRICING

When you trade high volume, you can save over 60% on spread costs. See Active Trader pricing

DEDICATED SUPPORT

A committed team of experienced professionals offer top-tier support to Active Trader accounts. From one-on-one consultations with a Relationship Manager to the exclusive Back-Office Team ensuring FXCM's resources are being properly utilised, customer support is second to none.

API TRADING

If you're a programmer looking to develop a black-box solution or an order-processing application, you can use our FIX, ForexConnect, REST API and JAVA APIs to create the custom solution you need. With your Active Trader account, you get free access to multiple APIs.

INSTITUTIONAL DERIVED TRADE IDEAS

Supplement your trading strategy with free access to high-end institutional derived FX data through an eFXplus premium subscription. Receive real-time alerts on fresh trade ideas, and currency forecasts from institutional research. Scan insightful economic forecasts and analytical views supported by trade level and targets from the model portfolios of multiple banks. Review market sentiment generated by quant models. Visit EFX Data for more information.1 Fill out the eFXplus access form to see if you qualify for a subscription.

MARKET DEPTH

An Active Trader account unlocks market depth functionality on the Trading Station platform. Multiple levels of liquidity are visible at each price, providing extremely useful information to short-term and high-frequency traders.

CUSTOM SOLUTIONS

The favourable market access of VPS hosting comes complimentary with an Active Trader account. A 2% credit of deposited funds is available for allocation towards the FXCM APPs store.

HOW DO I ENABLE MY ACTIVE TRADER ACCOUNT?

CALL US AT (888) 296-5012 TO FIND OUT IF YOU QUALIFY

ACTIVE TRADER PRICING

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

Forex Commissions

  Tier 1 Tier 2

Active Trader

Savings1 58.4% 62.4%
Commission per 1M $30 $25
Account Minimum $25,000 in equity N/A
Monthly Volume2 50M - 150M 150M - 500M

Forex Average Spreads

Finding ways to improve your trading experience while lowering spread costs is where Active Trader really shines.

Pair Spread Pair Spread Pair Spread
AUD/CAD 1.2 AUD/CHF 0.8 AUD/JPY 0.7
AUD/NZD 1.3 AUD/USD 0.4 CAD/CHF 0.8
CAD/JPY 0.7 CHF/JPY 1.0 EUR/AUD 1.5
EUR/CAD 1.3 EUR/CHF 0.8 EUR/GBP 0.8
EUR/JPY 0.6 EUR/NOK 61.2 EUR/NZD 2.0
EUR/SEK 41.7 EUR/TRY 58.8 EUR/USD 0.3
GBP/AUD 2.2 GBP/CAD 2.0 GBP/CHF 1.4
GBP/JPY 1.3 GBP/NZD 3.1 GBP/USD 0.9
NZD/CAD 1.2 NZD/CHF 0.9 NZD/JPY 0.8
NZD/USD 0.7 TRY/JPY 1.6 USD/CAD 0.8
USD/CHF 0.6 USD/CNH 6.0 USD/JPY 0.4
USD/MXN 84.6 USD/NOK 48.8 USD/SEK 33.7
USD/TRY 49.0 USD/ZAR 102.6 ZAR/JPY 0.5

CFD AVERAGE SPREAD COST

With all FXCM account types, you pay only the spread to trade indices and commodities. Our enhanced index CFDs allow you to trade without stop and limit restrictions or re-quotes.

Instrument Spread Instrument Spread Instrument Spread
AUS200 1.66 CHN50 14.39 ESP35 8.10
EUSTX50 1.17 FRA40 1.03 GER301 2.29
HKG33 9.93 JPN225 14.88 NAS100 2.09
SPX500 0.45 UK100 1.04 US30 3.26
NGAS 0.01 UKOil 0.04 USOil 0.05
Copper 0.003 XAG/USD 0.05 XAU/USD 0.81
BUND 0.03
Disclosure
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GER30 average spread displayed is for peak hours only (7:00-21:00 GMT). Effective from February 11th 2019, the GER30 remains open during off peak hours (0:30-7:00 GMT). Spreads may widen during off-peak hours, for more information on GER30 trading hours and spreads, please click here.