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 technical support to Active Trader accounts. From one-on-one technical consultations with a Relationship Manager to the exclusive Back-Office Team ensuring FXCM's technical and data resources are being properly utilised, customer technical 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 DATA AND MARKET COMMENTS

Supplement your trading strategy with free access to high-end institutional derived FX data through an eFXplus premium subscription. Receive real-time alerts on breaking news and currency comments from institutional research. Scan insightful economic forecasts and analytical views supported from the model portfolios of multiple banks. Review market sentiment generated by quant models. Visit EFX Data for more information2. 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.

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 20% 40%
Commission per 1M $40 $30
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 0.9 AUD/CHF 0.9 AUD/JPY 0.6
AUD/NZD 1.1 AUD/USD 0.3 CAD/CHF 0.9
CAD/JPY 0.7 CHF/JPY 1.2 EUR/AUD 1.1
EUR/CAD 1.0 EUR/CHF 0.6 EUR/GBP 0.5
EUR/HUF 24.1 EUR/JPY 0.5 EUR/NOK 35.5
EUR/NZD 1.7 EUR/SEK 26.8 EUR/TRY 112.0
EUR/USD 0.2 GBP/AUD 1.6 GBP/CAD 1.6
GBP/CHF 1.5 GBP/JPY 1.3 GBP/NZD 2.1
GBP/USD 0.6 NZD/CAD 0.9 NZD/CHF 0.7
NZD/JPY 0.8 NZD/USD 0.5 TRY/JPY 1.3
USD/CAD 0.5 USD/CHF 0.6 USD/CNH 3.9
USD/HUF 18.3 USD/JPY 0.3 USD/MXN 29.5
USD/NOK 29.3 USD/SEK 22.0 USD/TRY 92.3
USD/ZAR 64.5 ZAR/JPY 0.2

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 1.60 CHN50 10.82 ESP35 8.00
EUSTX50 2.00 FRA40 1.00 GER301 1.45
HKG33 9.00 JPN225 7.78 NAS100 1.18
SPX500 0.44 UK100 1.15 US30 2.27
NGAS 0.01 UKOil 0.06 USOil 0.04
Copper 0.00 XAG/USD 0.04 XAU/USD 0.40
BUND 0.05
Disclosure
1

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.

Disclosure
3

This is the average discount across our major pairs: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CHF, AUD/USD, EUR/JPY and GBP/JPY.

4

Monthly trading volume is the sum of all trades in terms of notional volume in USD for a given month. For example, if you trade 50,000k EUR/USD in one month at a rate of 1.20, your notional volume would be approximately 60,000,000 units of currency. As your monthly trading volume is above 50 million, as long as your account equity is above $25,000 for a given month, the commission per side per million would be $30 for trading in major currency pairs. The commission can be reduced to $25 per side per million for trading in major currency pairs if your monthly trading volume is above 150 million. If your trading volume is above 500 million, please contact FXCM. For the commission rate on other non-major currency pairs, please refer to standard rate card for details.

Commissions: Commission-based pricing is available on 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, Friedberg Direct can be compensated in several ways, which include, but are not limited to: spreads, 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, etc.

Intermediary Markup: In some instances, accounts for clients of certain intermediaries are subject to a markup.

Average Spreads: Time-weighted average spreads are derived from tradable prices at Friedberg Direct from April 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021. Spreads are variable and are subject to delay. The spread figures are for informational purposes only. Friedberg Direct is not liable for errors, omissions or delays or for actions relying on this information.

Active Trader Accounts: Active Trader accounts offers spreads plus mark-up pricing or spreads plus commission pricing depending on your equity level and trading volume.

Leverage: Leverage is a double-edged sword and can dramatically amplify your profits. It can also just as dramatically amplify your losses. Trading foreign exchange/CFDs with any level of leverage may not be suitable for all investors.

Order Execution Only

Order Execution Only

Regulatory Documents:
IIROC Brochure: How Can I Get My Money Back, How IIROC Protects Investors, IIROC Complaints Brochure, CIPF Brochure, CIPF Coverage Policy, IIROC Order Execution Only Bulletin, Conflict Disclosure Statement

The relationship between Friedberg Direct and FXCM was formed with the purpose to allow Canadian residents access to FXCM's suite of products, while maintaining their accounts with a regulated Canadian firm. All accounts are opened by and held with Friedberg Direct, a division of Friedberg Mercantile Group Ltd., a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). Friedberg customer accounts are protected by the Canadian Investor Protection Fund within specified limits. A brochure describing the nature and limits of coverage is available upon request or at www.cipf.ca.