Please Note: Upcoming dividends are displayed in the counter currency of the instrument (For e.g if the AAPL.US (Apple) displayed "Div B" 0.23 that would be a credit of 0.23 USD per contract, irrespective of your account denomination.
As per Section 871 of the US tax code. A 30% tax applies on dividend adjustments to traders of equity derivatives of US stocks. In accordance with FXCM's obligation under this US tax regulation, 30% of all Dividend adjustments are withheld and passed on by FXCM to the IRS. 2
Other Corporate Actions
With the exception of dividends, FXCM does not permit positions to remain open through corporate action dates on Share CFDs. Any position in a Share CFD that would normally be affected by a corporate action will be closed 2 days prior to the corporate action date approximately 1 hour before the market closes.
Due to restrictions implemented by regulatory bodies, underlying stock exchanges, or liquidity providers that FXCM works with, some shares may be restricted to be "sold short."
Any short sale restriction does not impede someone from closing any open position; it only prevents the opening of new short sale positions. FXCM may not proactively contact clients on which positions may have short sale restrictions.
The MetaTrader (MT4) platform may provide an error message, "Trade is Disabled" and the FXCM Trading Station may state, "You Cannot Trade at This Price" but these error messages should not be construed as official communication of a short selling restriction.