• 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.

Trading Hours & Margin Updates

Friedberg Direct's trading hours vary by product. For forex, trading opens between 9:00 AM and 9:15 AM on Monday and closes on Saturday at 8:55 AM AEST. For regular CFD trading hours click here. CFD Holidays hours are updated monthly here.

Margin requirements can periodically change to account for changes in market volatility and currency exchange rates. Friedberg Direct does not anticipate more than one update a month, however extreme market movements or event risk may necessitate unscheduled intra-month updates. Learn More.

Trading Tools & Signals

Want to improve your chance of successful trading in 2020? Friedberg Direct has recently introduced new research and trading tools that will help you spot potential trading opportunities easier and see the details that matter before you place a trade.

Trading Signals
These easy to follow trading signals can help you decide when to buy, when to sell, and where to set your stops and limits. Signals are generated and updated in real-time 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Trading Analytics
How good are you at managing your trading risk? What time of day are you most successful? FXCM's Trading Analytics can help you answer these questions.

Market News
Read about the latest in global news in forex, commodities, and other world markets. Filter stories by the economic indicators and currency pairs that are more important to you.

Technical Analyzer
Discover critical technical levels on charts (three levels of support, three levels of resistance). Stay informed of important indicator crossovers like moving averages, MACD and RSI.

Market Scanner
This powerful tool identifies potential buying and selling opportunities by scanning the market with a suite of traditional technical indicators.

Economic Calendar
Friedberg Direct's Economic Calendar is an easy way to keep track of important economic events that could impact your trading. Analyze previous data sets against market consensus, and check volatility for potential trade ideas.


With Friedberg Direct, education isn't an additional expense: It is part of your investment. Friedberg Direct's suite of educational resources will help you learn about the basics of the forex market, explore popular indicators, and discover new strategies. Whether you like to read, watch videos, or interact directly with instructors, Friedberg Direct has the right education option for you.

Video Library
Learn at your own pace with dozens of videos on forex basics, platform functionality, trading strategies, account support and more.

FXCM Insights
What is Historical Data Analysis? These are just some of the hundreds of questions we have answered about the market inside Friedberg Direct Market Insights.