Open a forex trading account

Open an Account

Opening an account with FXCM takes 3 easy steps:

  • 1

    Fill out the form below to get started

  • 2

    Complete the application on our secure server

  • 3

    Log in to your new account, deposit, and trade

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  • To open an account and receive services in Bahasa, please apply through www.fxcm.com/id.

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    If you wish to open an account in English, please continue to use this form.

  • To open an account and receive services in Malay, please apply through www.fxcm.com/my.

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    If you wish to open an account in English, please continue to use this form.

  • To open an account and receive services in Vietnamese, please apply through www.fxcm.com/vn.

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    If you wish to open an account in English, please continue to use this form.

Letter of Direction (LOD)

A account requires that you complete a LOD in addition to the application.

  • Please apply for an account through Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) LTD.

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  • Please apply for an account through our US website.

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  • You must apply for an account through FXCM Australia Limited.

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  • You must apply for an account through Friedberg Direct.

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  • To open an account and receive services in Chinese, please apply through our Chinese website. Enjoy super low spreads on 18 popular currency pairs and up to 400:1 leverage.

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  • Please apply for an account through our German website.

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  • Please apply for an account through our French website.

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  • Please apply for an account through our Greek website.

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  • You may apply for an account through Rakuten Securities Hong Kong Limited, licensed and regulated by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC CE Number: AIM232).

    Please note Rakuten Securities Hong Kong Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten Securities, Inc., business partner of FXCM Group. FXCM does not own any part of Rakuten Securities Hong Kong Limited.

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  • Please apply through the Hebrew website, FXCM Trading Limited.

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  • Please apply for an account through our Italian website.

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  • You must apply for an account through Halifax New Zealand.

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  • Please apply for an account through our South Africa website.

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Residents of  are not eligible to apply for an FXCM live trading account at this time.

Please contact Sales and Client Services if you have questions.

Step 1

Review our account types, then complete the form on the right.

Step 2

You will then be directed to a secure website. Fill out the application.

FXCM Account Application

Step 3

You will be provided with a username and password upon completing the application. Log in to the myfxcm client portal, deposit funds, and start trading.

FXCM Markets will only conduct business with a client for whom it considers such business to be appropriate and in assessing appropriateness, will rely on the information provided by the client in his/her/their application form. For this reason, it is essential that you immediately advise us in writing if there is subsequently an adverse change in the information you have provided.

Notice: This product summary should be read in conjunction with our Terms of Business. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this guide, this information is subject to change, often without notice, and therefore is for guidance only. If you ever have any questions please contact FXCM directly.

Compensation: When executing customers' trades, FXCM can be compensated in several ways, which include, but are not limited to adding a markup to the spreads it receives from its liquidity providers and adding a markup to rollover. Under the Dealing Desk execution model, FXCM may act as a dealer and may receive additional compensation from trading.

Leverage Tiers: Standard Accounts default to dealing desk execution on 400:1 leverage. Premium accounts default to No Dealing Desk execution on 100:1 leverage. Accounts with equity that surpasses 10,000 may be switched to 200:1 leverage. Accounts with equity that surpasses 20,000 may be switched to 100:1 leverage. FXCM may take steps to mitigate its risk arising from market making more effectively by, at our sole discretion and at any time and without previous consent, transferring your underlying account to our NDD execution offering.

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.

Please note that contractual relationships with liquidity providers are consolidated through the firm's U.S. affiliate, Forex Capital Markets, LLC. Forex Capital Markets, LLC maintains agreements with multiple price providers and in turn provides technology and pricing to the group affiliate entities.

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