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.
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.