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Real Execution Stats for Real Traders

It is our mission to provide increasing levels of quality pricing, transparency and execution services so that we can provide you with the best trading experience. We are committed to execution quality and transparency. That's why we provide execution statistics to provide that transparency our traders want.

The below statistics and highlights are based on historical data obtained from the FXCM Group.

Price Improvement

Over 87% of orders have zero or positive slippage.

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FXCM Group 2020 Highlights

  • 62.91% of all orders had NO SLIPPAGE.
  • 24.34% of all orders received positive slippage.
  • 12.75% of all orders received negative slippage.
  • 68.20% of all limit and limit entry orders received positive slippage.
  • 54.22% of all stop and stop entry orders received negative slippage.

See details on Price Improvement Statistics: 2020

Effective Spreads

Better Spreads, Trade Better!

Over 87%1 of all orders receive positive slippage or zero slippage, this means those trades were executed at the rate client clicked on or better with FXCM. This effectively lowers your spread at execution. Possibly get executed at prices better than displayed spreads.

The effective spread is a better measure of trading costs because it captures Price Improvements. Know your trading costs and ask your broker about their effective spreads.

View our historical chart to see the difference between the displayed spread and effective spreads.

Note: Rollover occurs at 17:00 ET every day. Spreads can widen specifically during this time.


As per the March 2021 Slippage Statistics Report

Execution Speed – Get filled, fast!

Fast trade execution2 is critical to any traders success in the forex and CFD marketplace. FXCM provides speed in addition to price and access to liquidity.

Average Execution Speed
0.032 0.032 seconds or 32 milliseconds
Good Till Canceled Market Orders
0.033 0.033 seconds or 33 milliseconds

This defines the amount of time we receive the order until execution. This excludes internet latency and post trade booking.

Historical Active Trader Spreads3

Are you a large volume trader looking for tighter spreads? FXCM provides high volume active traders with tight, executable spreads during peak trading times. View our historical chart for active trader spreads.

  • EUR/USD averages 0.2 pips during peak hours
  • AUD/USD averages 0.3 pips during peak hours
  • USD/JPY averages 0.2 pips during peak hours

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Quarterly Execution Data

On a quarterly basis FXCM publishes execution data. See reports


Historical Spreads: The information provided is historical in nature and does not imply that FXCM maintains a particular capacity or performance level. Past results are not indicative of future performance. The price at which an order is executed does not negate the high level of risk involved with forex trading. Trading could result in losses regardless of the pricing quality of opening or closing transactions.

FXCM uses Jefferies Financial Services Inc (JFSI) as a prime broker for FX trading. FXCM pays JFSI a prime broker fee for the prime broker services. Leucadia Investments has become the majority economic owner of FXCM. Leucadia Investments and JFSI are both part of Jefferies Financial Group.