Trade Gold CFDs

  • Trade XAUUSD with leverage, commission-free *
  • Award winning platforms, fast execution
  • Local customer support during market hours
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Why traders have been choosing FXCM since 1999?

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Why trade Gold CFDs with FXCM

A range of platforms to choose from

Control and scale your position size, from 0.01 all the way up to lot sizes. Trade CFDs on Gold & other commodities on Trading Station, MT4 or via API.

Trade on leverage 1

When trading Gold as a derivative, or CFD, against the US dollar, you can go long or short, with leverage of 1:20. Only 5% margin is required to open a new position in the market.

Competitive spread

Trade CFDs on Gold with a competitive spread and zero commission, keeping costs low so you can focus on your trading.

Trade other commodities too

Including favourites like Silver, Copper, Crude oil, WTI, Brent, Natural Gas and more with low spreads. Trade your view of the market volatility.

Exceptional customer support

Chat to real people, who can answer your questions in a timely manner. Our trained professionals are on the line 24/5.

More than 20 years in the markets

At every touchpoint, we strive to anticipate what our customers want as traders - from products to platforms and customer support. We are fully regulated and committed to delivering best-in-class trading experiences.

A range of platforms to suit your trading style

As a trader at FXCM you have a wide range of desktop, web and mobile trading platforms to choose from, including our own Trading Station platform, TradingView and MetaTrader 4.

Trading station 3.0 – Desktop & Web

A powerful trading platform equipped with easy-to-use charts and numerous indicators. You can set up watchlists, backtest price action and choose from a range of order types designed to enable you to trade the way you like to trade.

Trading station Mobile

Trade from the palm of your hand using the mobile version of Trading Station – with its user-friendly interface making it easy to check and place trades while on the go.


You can connect your FXCM account to TradingView and trade Gold (XAUUSD) from there for a unique charting and social experience. It's up to you!

MetaTrader4 on Mac, Windows & Android

Advanced online trading platform, used by millions of traders worldwide – available for Web (Windows & Mac) and Mobile (Android and iOS)

Why Traders Choose FXCM?

FXCM is a globally regulated broker with more than 20 years' experience in the financial markets. You can expect a seamless trading experience from us, together with excellent client support.

How to get started trading Gold CFDs with FXCM

Step 1

Go to trading platform

After you've logged in to your account, go to your trading platform and pull up the chart for Gold (XAUUSD).
Step 2

See what the dollar basket is doing

As Gold is traded against the US dollar, experienced traders will be mindful to monitor what the dollar basket is doing. Strength in the dollar typically pushes down the demand for Gold.
Step 3

Place an order

Once you've identified a potentially good set-up, click on the order ticket and fill in the values for trade size, stop loss and take profit. Click buy or sell.

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Not ready to trade on a live account?

Practice trading CFDs on Gold or any other asset on a demo – it's a great place to learn and totally risk-free. Start with £50,000 of virtual money and transfer your best strategies to a live account.


New to FXCM?

Is there any fee to open an FXCM account?

No, there are no fees associated with opening an account with FXCM. However, you would need to make a deposit via one of the accepted payment methods, in order to place trades within your account.

Is FXCM regulated by the FCA?

Yes, Forex Capital Markets Limited ("FXCM") is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of the United Kingdom. Registration Number 217689.At FXCM, we adhere to the high regulatory standards and the security of your funds is our top priority. All retail client funds are housed in segregated accounts at top global banks. In addition, we commit to full transparency so you understand our financial strength.

How can I contact FXCM?

You could contact our team of highly trained professionals 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Email us

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+44 (0)20 7398 4050

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What are the costs of trading?

When trading Commodity CFDs with FXCM, trading costs are included in the spread and there are no extra commission fees charged when opening or closing positions and there are no minimum commission levels, so at FXCM you are able to avoid the extra costs of placing smaller trades.

The spread costs can easily be calculated on the Trading Station platform, as you can see the real-time spreads and pip costs (in your account denomination) before you enter any trade. To calculate the spread cost in the currency of your account:

(Pip Cost) x (Number of Contracts) x (Spread) = Total Transaction Cost

How much money do you need to get started?

If this is your initial deposit, the minimum to open an Individual account is 50 CCY*. The minimum to open a Corporate, Trust, or IRA account is 50,000.00 CCY*. If this is not your first deposit, the minimum deposit by card is 50 CCY*.

There is no minimum for deposits by Wire.

Commodity margin requirements change frequently, based on the volatility expected in the market. Your trading platform has up-to-date margin requirements. Learn More.

* CCY: Abbreviation of currency.

What are the trading hours?

Trading hours on Commodities are generally based on the underlying exchange's hours.Learn more.

Have additional questions?

See Product Guide

Need Customer Support?

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FXCM Award Winning Broker

Best In Class 2023

Global Forex Awards 2022 – Most Transparent Forex Broker – Global

TradingView Broker Awards- Social Champion Award 2022

Best Zero Commission Broker 2022

Broker of the Year-Ultimate Fintech Awards 2022

Shares Awards 2021 – Best Forex Trading Platform


Leverage: Leverage is a double-edged sword and can dramatically amplify your profits. It can also just as dramatically amplify your losses. Trading foreign exchange/CFDs with any level of leverage may not be suitable for all investors.


When executing customers' trades, FXCM can be compensated in several ways, which include, but are not limited to: spreads, charging commissions at the open and close of a trade, and adding a mark-up to rollover, etc. Commission-based pricing is applicable to Active Trader account types.

Spreads Widget: When static spreads are displayed, the figures reflect a time-stamped snapshot as of when the market closes. Spreads are variable and are subject to delay. Single Share prices are subject to a 15 minute 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.