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Spread Costs

FXCM offers competitive spreads on our currency pairs and CFD instruments. Active Traders can get deep discounts on spread costs based on the volume traded. Learn More

Forex Average Spreads

Pair Spreads Pair Spreads Pair Spreads
AUD/CAD 2.2 AUD/CHF 2.1 AUD/JPY 2.0
AUD/NZD 2.6 AUD/USD 1.8 CAD/CHF 2.1
CAD/JPY 2.5 CHF/JPY 2.3 EUR/AUD 2.4
EUR/CAD 2.7 EUR/CHF 2.4 EUR/GBP 2.2
EUR/JPY 2.0 EUR/NOK 23.2 EUR/NZD 3.5
EUR/SEK 21.9 EUR/TRY 17.1 EUR/USD 1.3
GBP/AUD 3.3 GBP/CAD 3.1 GBP/CHF 3.2
GBP/JPY 2.6 GBP/NZD 4.3 GBP/USD 1.5
NZD/CAD 2.4 NZD/CHF 2.3 NZD/JPY 2.4
NZD/USD 2.0 TRY/JPY 2.3 USD/CAD 2.2
USD/CHF 1.6 USD/CNH 5.4 USD/JPY 1.3
USD/MXN 29.4 USD/NOK 20.3 USD/SEK 18.8
USD/TRY 12.3 USD/ZAR 58.4 ZAR/JPY 1.9

CFD Average Spread Costs

Instrument Spreads Instrument Spreads Instrument Spreads
US30 3.04 AUS200 1.39 SPX500 0.56
EUSTX50 1.20 NAS100 1.14 USOIL 0.05
UK100 1.14 UKOIL 0.05 GER30 1.07
NGAS 0.01 ESP35 7.91 XAU/USD 0.38
FRA40 1.12 XAG/USD 0.043 HKG33 6.43
COPPER 0.003 JPN225 11.48 BUND 0.03
CHN50 14.95 SOYF 0.68

Calculating Total Cost

The total cost to your trade is the spread multiplied by the pip cost. For example, assume EUR/USD on an AUD-denominated account has a spread of 1.2. To figure the total cost per 1K:

( Spread )
x ( Pip Cost )
x ( Number of Lots Traded )
= Total Cost

Average Spreads: Time-weighted average spreads are derived from tradable prices at FXCM from January 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018. Spreads are variable and are subject to delay. Note that Forex spreads are displayed in pips, while CFD spreads are displayed in points. The spread figures are for informational purposes only. FXCM is not liable for errors, omissions or delays or for actions relying on this information.

Compensation: When executing customers' trades, FXCM can be compensated in several ways, which include, but are not limited to: spreads, charging fixed lot-based commissions at the open and close of a trade, adding a markup to the spreads it receives from its liquidity providers and adding a markup to rollover, etc

Pip Cost: The pip cost may vary depending on the account denomination and the notional value of a currency pair which fluctuates on a daily basis. Current pip costs can be found on your trading platform.