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Due to the global nature of CFDs, traders should be aware of special holiday trading hours observed in each market. FXCM has provided a monthly calendar below listing special trading hours during holidays for major markets. Please note that holiday…

The hours for each CFD are determined by FXCM's Trading Desk based on the schedule for trading on the exchange for the underlying market, commodity, or asset. A CFD can only be traded during its designated trading time Please refer…

Liquidity for CFDs is comparable to the underlying. Different indices and commodities experience different levels of volatility and liquidity. To see the full specifications for each asset, see the CFD Product Guide.

Like most markets, traders can experience slippage when trading CFDs. The level of slippage experienced will depend on liquidity in the market and the position size.

No, FXCM maintains a no re-quote policy for forex orders, indices, metals, and oil. Circumstances may exist based on order size, trading pattern, and/or market conditions when individuals may not receive execution at the requested rate. In such cases, orders…

Fair Value is a calculation that factors various things that tend to affect the price of a stock index futures contract, such as interest and dividends. A Fair Value Rate adjustment is often applied by many media outlets when quoting…

Yes, margin requirements can periodically change to account for changes in market volatility and currency exchange rates. Any margin changes will be shown in the MMR column in the Simple Dealing Rates window of the Trading Station. Margin requirement changes…

Initial / Maintenance margin for each position can be seen in the Simple Dealing Rates window. Liquidation Margin can then be seen in the Accounts Tab under used MR. Please be advised that trading on margin carries a significant risk of…