In 1999, FXCM was founded in the United States with the idea of creating a unique online trading experience: allow the public to trade the global currency market 24 hours a day. FXCM has since expanded with offices, partners and affiliates in more than a dozen major financial centers of the world. Our product offering includes a variety of markets, giving our clients access to hundreds of trading instruments.
Forex (foreign exchange) is the buying and selling of currencies, and it’s one of the fastest-growing markets in the world. Forex trading works much like stock trading: buy low, sell high. You can trade forex online 24 hours a day, five days a week, in bull markets and in bear markets. FXCM offers dozens of currency pairs on the Trading Station and MetaTrader 4 platforms. Forex trading is available from all FXCM entities.
CFD INDICES & COMMODITIES
CFDs (contracts for difference) are specialized, over-the-counter financial products that allow you to take broad market positions in a variety of different financial markets. With FXCM, you can trade stock indices, oil and precious metals like gold and silver, alongside forex—all from the same platform. CFD Indices & Commodities are not available to trade under Forex Capital Markets, LLC (FXCM US).
With FXCM’s share CFDs, you can trade some of the most popular global companies like Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook and Yahoo, alongside forex, indices and commodities. Trading share CFDs with FXCM allows you to go long or short without having to own the physical share. Share CFDs are only available to trade under FXCM Markets Limited.
The Dow Jones FXCM Dollar Index Basket (USDOLLAR) is a tradable instrument offered by FXCM. USDOLLAR reflects the change in value of the US dollar against a basket of the most liquid currencies in the world. Buying or selling USDOLLAR is an easy way to put your opinion on the US dollar into action. USDOLLAR is not available to trade Forex Capital Markets, LLC (FXCM US).
Trading a spread-betting account is the same as forex trading, but because of the UK spread-betting tax code, UK and Ireland traders enjoy tax-free trading. Forex Capital Markets Limited (FXCM UK) offers tax-exempt spread-betting accounts exclusively to UK and Ireland residents.
Trading on margin carries a high risk of loss. Losses can exceed deposited funds.