Trade Cryptos With Fxcm

Zero Commissions*

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FXCM can be compensated in several ways, which includes but are not limited to adding a mark-up to the spreads it receives from its liquidity providers, adding a mark-up to rollover, etc. Commission-based pricing is applicable to Active Trader account types.

Why Trade Cryptocurrencies with FXCM?

Start Small

Control and scale your position sizes with small contract sizes. One contract of BTCUSD at FXCM is equivalent to 1% of the underlying Bitcoin price.

Leverage

Trade the most popular cryptocurrencies with up to 4:1 effective leverage[1]. However, remember that trading on margin is risky as it can significantly increase your losses as well.

Short Trading

CFD traders can go long or short with a simple click of a button, and speculate on both the rise and fall of Cryptos.

Enhanced Execution

FXCM's Enhanced CFD Execution means you trade without minimum stop distances on most products, including BTC, LTC and ETH. Most strategies welcome.

No Fussing With Crypto Wallets Or Hardware Wallets

If you buy and sell physical cryptocurrencies you need to make a decision on whether or not you leave your physical cryptocurrencies with your provider. At FXCM, you are only betting on the price of the underlying crypto, without having to worry about the safe-keeping of the actual cryptocurrency.

Lower Transaction Costs

Trade commission free with no exchange fees—your transaction cost is the spread.

Platform of Choice

Our platforms are battle-tested and have been in development throughout FXCM's 20 year history. They are more feature-rich than the newly-established trading platforms of physical crypto companies. You may trade any crypto product you like without regard for what you currently hold in your account. 

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Get Started!

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1. by submitting the online application.

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2. Fund your account and place your first trade.

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3. Explore our crypto offering in the trading platform.

Not ready to open an account?
Get a feel for the platform by signing up for a Free Practice Account.

Choose your Platform

Crypto Trading is enabled across all FXCM Trading Platforms

Explore Cryptos in Trading Station

Where can I find Crypto on my account?

You can search a specific Crypto CFD, or you can browse the entire offering in our Symbols List. One you have found the Cryptocurrency you want to trade just double click to subscribe and the instrument will appear in the Dealing Rates window.

What are the costs of trading?

When trading Crypto CFDs with FXCM, trading costs are included in the spread and there are no extra commission fees charged when opening or closing positions and unlike many other brokers 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

Can I hold my positions long term?

As long as there is sufficient margin in your account, you can hold your position indefinitely.

Any positions held past 5pm EST may be subject to a "financing charge" which reflects in an FXCM account as "rollover." Visit our CFD Product guide for more information.

The financing charges are updated daily and can be seen in the Trading Platforms under RollB and RollS.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much capital do I need to start trading Crypto CFD's?

Trading Crypto CFDs with FXCM allows you to use only a fraction of the capital. For Retail clients, approximately 4:1 leverage is available for individual equities. If you open a position worth $100, approximately $25 margin would be required. Margin requirements for each share are updated once daily and can be viewed in the Trading Station platform.

How does fractional crypto trading work?

FXCM's minimum trade sizes are designed to allow clients to manage their exposure and trade comfortably.

  • For Bitcoin, the minimum trade size (1 contract) is equivalent to 1% of the price of Bitcoin. If Bitcoin is trading at $40,000 one contract of BTCUSD at FXCM would be worth just $400.
  • For BCH and ETH, the minimum trade size (1 contract) is equivalent to 10% the price of the asset. If ETH is trading at $1,700, one contract of ETHUSD at FXCM would be worth just $170.
  • For LTC, EOS and XLM the minimum trade size (1 contract) is equivalent to the underlying cryptocurrency. If LTC is trading at $180, one contract of LTCUSD at FXCM would be worth the same, $180.

Do FXCM apply taxes to clients trading Crypto CFDs?

There are no taxes applied by FXCM when you open and close a CFD position. Please consult a tax professional to advise you on your particular situation.

Have Additional Questions?

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Disclosure

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.

Risk Warning: Our service includes products that are traded on margin and carry a risk of losses in excess of your deposited funds. The products may not be suitable for all investors. Please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved.

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