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Active Trader

FXCM's Active Trader account is designed for traders who actively trade. When trading is more than a hobby, treat yourself to our very best. Active Trader benefits include dedicated support, premium services and custom solutions. Active Traders are eligible for different tier pricing including a Tax Free3 account for UK and Irish residents with tight spreads and no commissions.

BENEFITS

Designed with the dedicated trader in mind, the Active Trader account represents FXCM's highest level of service and furnishes customers with many unique features:

ELITE PRICING

As an Active Trader, you are eligible to receive Active Trader pricing

DEDICATED SUPPORT

A committed team of experienced professionals offer top-tier support to Active Trader accounts. From one-on-one consultations with a Relationship Manager to the exclusive Back-Office Team ensuring FXCM's resources are being properly utilised, customer support is second to none.

API TRADING

If you're a programmer looking to develop a black-box solution or an order-processing application, you can use our FIX, ForexConnect and JAVA APIs to create the custom solution you need. With your Active Trader account, you get free access to multiple APIs.

INSTITUTIONAL DERIVED TRADE IDEAS

Supplement your trading strategy with access to high-end institutional derived FX data through an eFXplus premium subscription*. Receive real-time alerts on fresh trade ideas, and currency forecasts from institutional research. Scan insightful economic forecasts and analytical views supported by trade level and targets from the model portfolios of multiple banks. Review market sentiment generated by quant models. Fill out the eFXplus access form to see if you qualify for a subscription.

MARKET DEPTH

An Active Trader account unlocks market depth functionality on the Trading Station platform. Multiple levels of liquidity are visible at each price, providing extremely useful information to short-term and high-frequency traders.

CUSTOM SOLUTIONS

The favourable market access of VPS hosting comes complimentary with an Active Trader account. A 2% credit of deposited funds is available for allocation towards the FXCM APPs store.

HOW DO I ENABLE MY ACTIVE TRADER ACCOUNT?

CALL US AT +44 20 7398 4050 TO FIND OUT IF YOU QUALIFY

ACTIVE TRADER PRICING

FXCM's Active Trader account is designed for traders who actively trade. You can get different tier pricing on your spread costs based on the volume you trade.

Forex Commissions

  Discount

Active Trader

Savings1 62.4%
Commission per 1M $25
Monthly Volume2 150M - 500M

FOREX AVERAGE SPREADS

Finding ways to improve your trading experience while lowering spread costs is where Active Trader really shines.

Pair Spread Pair Spread Pair Spread
AUD/CAD 0.8 AUD/CHF 0.7 AUD/JPY 0.6
AUD/NZD 0.9 AUD/USD 0.3 CAD/CHF 0.8
CAD/JPY 0.6 CHF/JPY 1.1 EUR/AUD 1.1
EUR/CAD 1.0 EUR/CHF 0.8 EUR/GBP 0.6
EUR/JPY 0.5 EUR/NOK 37.5 EUR/NZD 1.5
EUR/SEK 29.8 EUR/TRY 107.7 EUR/USD 0.3
GBP/AUD 1.6 GBP/CAD 1.4 GBP/CHF 1.3
GBP/JPY 1.0 GBP/NZD 2.0 GBP/USD 0.6
NZD/CAD 0.9 NZD/CHF 0.8 NZD/JPY 0.7
NZD/USD 0.5 TRY/JPY 2.7 USD/CAD 0.5
USD/CHF 0.5 USD/CNH 4.9 USD/ILS* 29.4
USD/JPY 0.3 USD/MXN 44.4 USD/NOK 31.9
USD/SEK 26.1 USD/TRY 85.3 USD/ZAR 74.0
ZAR/JPY 0.3
Disclosure
*

USD/ILS is only available for MT4 accounts.

CFD AVERAGE SPREAD COSTS

With all FXCM account types, you pay only the spread to trade indices and commodities. Our enhanced index CFDs allow you to trade without stop and limit restrictions or re-quotes.

Instrument Spread Instrument Spread Instrument Spread
AUS200 1.60 CHN50 10.32 ESP35 8.00
EUSTX50 1.43 FRA40 1.00 GER30** 1.87
HKG33 9.19 JPN225 8.90 NAS100 1.41
SPX500 0.38 UK100 1.02 US2000 0.40
US30 2.19 VOLX 7.06 NGAS 0.01
UKOil 0.04 UKOilSpot 0.06 USOil 0.04
USOilSpot 0.06 Copper 0.003 XAG/USD 0.05
XAU/USD 0.51 BUND 0.03 CORNF 0.71
SOYF 0.82 WHEATF 0.80 EMBasket 4.49
JPYBasket 3.22 USDOLLAR 2.74 BCH/USD 3.19
BTC/USD 28.44 EOS/USD 0.02 ETH/USD 1.07
LTC/USD 0.30 XLM/USD 0.0002 XRP/USD 0.003
Disclosure

GER30 average spread displayed is for peak hours only (7:00-21:00 GMT). Effective from February 11th 2019, the GER30 remains open during off peak hours (0:30-7:00 GMT). Spreads may widen during off-peak hours, for more information on GER30 trading hours and spreads, please visit FXCM Help.

New

Spread Betting Active Trader

The Same Active Trader Experience, now Tax Free3

Enjoy all the Active Trader benefits such as elite pricing, dedicated support, API trading and market depth, combined with a spread betting trading account.

  • Tax free
  • Tight spreads, commissions free
  • Up to 28% savings4

With spread betting, spreads include a mark-up, but there are no commissions to pay—all trading costs are built into the spread.

Email us today at info@fxcm.co.uk to find out if you qualify.

Spread Betting Average Spread Costs

Trade the average spread of EUR/USD for as low as 0.5 pips, the GBP/USD for as low as 1.2 pips, or the USD/JPY for as low as 0.6 pips.

Pair Spread Pair Spread Pair Spread
AUD/CAD 2.1 AUD/CHF 3.1 AUD/JPY 1.8
AUD/NZD 3.5 AUD/USD 0.6 CAD/CHF 3.1
CAD/JPY 1.8 CHF/JPY 2.1 EUR/AUD 2.5
EUR/CAD 2.3 EUR/CHF 1.0 EUR/GBP 1.1
EUR/JPY 1.7 EUR/NOK 68.7 EUR/NZD 4.3
EUR/SEK 57.2 EUR/TRY 32.7 EUR/USD 0.5
GBP/AUD 4.8 GBP/CAD 4.4 GBP/CHF 2.7
GBP/JPY 2.5 GBP/NZD 7.0 GBP/USD 1.2
NZD/CAD 4.7 NZD/CHF 4.4 NZD/JPY 1.9
NZD/USD 0.8 TRY/JPY 4.4 USD/CAD 0.8
USD/CHF 0.9 USD/CNH 9.3 USD/ILS* 29.4
USD/JPY 0.6 USD/MXN 60.5 USD/NOK 60.7
USD/SEK 50.5 USD/TRY 27.4 USD/ZAR 98.4
ZAR/JPY 3.9
Disclosure

USD/ILS is only available for MT4 accounts.

Disclosure
1

Tax Treatment: The UK tax treatment of your financial betting activities depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future, or may differ in other jurisdictions.

2

Savings are based on displayed average spreads across major pairs: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CHF, AUD/USD, EUR/JPY and GBP/JPY.

3

This is the average discount across our major pairs: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CHF, AUD/USD, EUR/JPY and GBP/JPY.

4

Monthly trading volume is the sum of all trades in terms of notional volume in USD for a given month. For example, if you trade 50,000k EUR/USD in one month at a rate of 1.20, your notional volume would be approximately 60,000,000 units of currency. As your monthly trading volume is above 50 million, as long as your account equity is above $25,000 for a given month, the commission per side per million would be $30 for trading in major currency pairs. The commission can be reduced to $25 per side per million for trading in major currency pairs if your monthly trading volume is above 150 million. If your trading volume is above 500 million, please contact FXCM. For the commission rate on other non-major currency pairs, please refer to standard rate card for details.

EFX Access: You can receive the eFXPlus service for your live FXCM Account at no cost if you have a live FXCM account that has placed at least a singular trade this current month. If you do not meet this requirement at the end of the month, your subscription will be cancelled.

Commissions: Commission-based pricing is available on Active Trader account types. Commissions are charged at the open and close of trades in the denomination of the account.

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 for certain account types, and adding a markup to rollover, etc.

Intermediary Markup: In some instances, accounts for clients of certain intermediaries are subject to a markup.

Average Spreads: Time-weighted average spreads are derived from tradable prices at FXCM from July 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020. Spreads are variable and are subject to delay. The spread figures are for informational purposes only. FXCM is not liable for errors, omissions or delays or for actions relying on this information.

Active Trader Accounts: Active Trader accounts offers spreads plus mark-up pricing or spreads plus commission pricing depending on your equity level and trading volume.