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FXCM understands that each trader is different and we work to cater toward individual needs. This is why we introduced Standard^ and Premium Account^. While all traders have access to FXCM's exceptional live support and online education materials, you can gain even more services as you increase your initial deposit.

Standard Account^ Premium Account^
Account Equity US$50 – US $20,000# Above $20,000# Above $50,000#
Leverage¹ Up to 400:1 100:1
FX Lot Size 1,000 1,000
FX 21 most popular pairs 39 pairs
CFDs complete CFDs offering including gold & silver, oil & gas, stock indices
Reduced CFDs Spreads (Please contact FXCM staff
for details 1800-1110-1237)
FX Spreads Tight spreads as low as
EUR/USD 1.3 pips*
Tight spreads as low as
EUR/USD 1.3 pips*
Trading Restrictions

Trading Platforms:

Trading Station
MetaTrader 4

Trading Services:

Live Support
Free VPS Service
Free Bank Wires***
PPriority Account Services
Relationship Manager
FXCM Apps Credit***
Open Account Standard Account Premium Account
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^Standard Accounts: Standard accounts offer 18 CFD instruments and up to 21 currency pairs. FXCM may decide at its sole discretion to add or remove any CFD instruments and currency pairs. Standard accounts default to Dealing Desk execution, where price arbitrage strategies are prohibited. FXCM determines at its sole discretion, what encompasses a price arbitrage strategy. Standard accounts utilising prohibited strategies may be switched to No Dealing Desk execution. Standard accounts settings may also be switched to No Dealing Desk execution at the sole discretion of FXCM in some instances. Standard accounts offer spreads plus mark-up pricing. Spreads are variable and are subject to delay. Standard accounts with equity less than 10,000 CCY have 400:1 forex leverage; between 10,000 and 20,000, 200:1; more than 20,000, 100:1 leverage and No Dealing Desk execution. For Standard Account, some trading styles—scalping, news trading, EAs, and API trading — may be restricted as outlined in FXCM’s Business Terms.
^Premium Accounts: Premium accounts offer 18 CFD instruments on 200:1 leverage and up to 39 currency pairs on 100:1 leverage. FXCM may decide at its sole discretion to add or remove any CFD instruments and currency pairs. Premium accounts default to No Dealing Desk execution. Premium accounts offer spreads plus mark-up pricing. Spreads are variable and are subject to delay. Premium accounts with equity below 10,000 CCY may be switched to a Standard Account.The client may request FXCM to change his/her trading account to Dealing Desk account by submitting a Standard Account Transfer Form. Please contact FXCM staff for details.
For more information, please view Execution Risks.
¹Leverage: Leverage is a double-edged sword and can dramatically amplify your profits. It can also just as dramatically amplify your losses. Trading foreign exchange with any level of leverage may not be suitable for all investors.
*The spreads indicated herein are for reference only and are subject to change at any time without notice. Please always refer to FXCM’s trading platform for the most updated spreads.
*** Up to 2 free bank wires per calendar month for accounts with account equity of over US$10,000.
**** Credit only available towards FXCM developed Apps. Please contact FXCM staff for detail.

When trading Forex on both FXCM's dealing desk and no dealing desk 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 after FXCM’s mark-up has been applied. FXCM’s mark-up may vary by liquidity provider and account type. Many factors are taken into account when a mark-up is decided including but not limited to a liquidity provider’s quote rejection rates, network performance (e.g., latency), depth of liquidity, and overall quality of execution.

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 (NDD) execution option.

FXCM does not guarantee that quotes, prices, or spreads will always be better on one form of execution as compared to the other. Customers should consider many factors when deciding which execution type best suits their needs (e.g., trading style or strategy). 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.