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Standard Account

When you're new to trading, the Standard account lets you enter the market with as little as $50, and includes innovative tools to help you develop good trading habits, right from the start.

  • $50 to $20,000
  • 400:1 Forex Leverage
  • Minimum Lot Size: 1K
  • Forex Execution: Dealing Desk

But the Standard account isn't just for new traders. The simpler trading features are great when you want to start small, and the trading contest offers a fun chance at cash prizes.


You have access to all our index and commodity instruments. For forex, the Standard account focuses on the most liquid pairs including EUR/USD, the most popular pair in the world. See the list of pairs.


With Standard accounts, you trade forex directly with FXCM, a trusted market maker. Trades execute quickly on the award-winning Trading Station and the industry-standard MT4 platforms. Using a traditional dealing desk model, FXCM acts as the counterparty and determines the Standard account prices and spreads.

Execution Disclaimer: When trading Forex on both FXCM's Dealing Desk and No Dealing Desk (NDD) execution models, FXCM is the final counterparty to these transactions. In both execution models FXCM aggregates the bid and ask prices from a pool of liquidity providers. The quotes that are displayed on FXCM's platforms are the best available bid and ask quotes received from liquidity providers plus a fixed mark-up for each currency pair. On the Dealing Desk execution model FXCM can act as the dealer on some or all currency pairs. There are also back up liquidity providers that fill in whenever FXCM does not act as the dealer. Please note that FXCM's Dealing Desk employs fewer liquidity providers than the No Dealing Desk execution option.

For more information, see our Execution Risks.

Note: Contractual relationships with liquidity providers are consolidated through the FXCM Group, which, in turn, provides technology and pricing to the group affiliate entities.