First things first. When you're ready to trade, you want to start on the right platform. We offer multiple platforms to meet your needs. To determine your needs, first determine what type of trader you are. (Remember: You can always change your preferred platform later.)

"I CURRENTLY TRADE STOCKS, OPTIONS OR FUTURES."

Have trading experience in other markets and looking to diversify by adding forex? You may be able to reuse your current trading approach in the forex market. Start a Trading Station Application and access the tools and research we offer free with your account.

"I'M AN EXPERIENCED FOREX TRADER."

Not totally satisfied with your current forex broker? The good news is that FXCM is a global broker, dedicated to customer service—we've even won a few awards for it. We want you to have the best trading experience possible. Start a Trading Station Application. Prefer trading on MT4 with EAs? We fully support it.

"I'M AN AUTOMATED SYSTEMS USER."

Want automation to run your forex strategy? Or maybe you coded your own strategy? Either way, you want minimal interference to keep your strategy active. With the Mirror Trader platform, you can follow the strategies of experienced traders. Start an application with Mirror Trader. You can try automated strategies you created on any platform we offer.

"I'M A HIGH-VOLUME INVESTOR."

As a high-volume investor, you require flexibility for custom solutions, from setting up Trust accounts to accessing custom strategies developed by our Programming Services department. You may also be interested in Corporate and offshore LLC accounts, so saving money on transactions is of great importance. In other words, you require our highest level of service. Start an application for Active Trader and Trading Station. Minimum deposit for Active Trader is $25,000. Call 646.432.2970 for details.

"I'M NEW TO TRADING."

You've heard of forex trading, so you want to do research to get an idea of the market, watch on-demand videos on getting started, and maybe join a webinar. You can sign up for our free demo account, which gives you access to a world of education to help you start your journey in forex trading. If you're ready to open an account, Start a Trading Station Application and we'll walk you through your first steps.

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.