Trading Hours & Margin Updates

FXCM’s trading hours vary by product. For forex, trading opens on Sundays between 5:00 PM ET and 5:15 PM ET and closes on Fridays around 4:55 PM ET. For regular CFD trading hours click here. CFD Holidays hours are updated monthly here.

Margin requirements can periodically change to account for changes in market volatility and currency exchange rates. FXCM does not anticipate more than one update a month, however extreme market movements or event risk may necessitate unscheduled intra-month updates. View upcoming margin requirements.

Trading Tools & Signals

Want to improve your chance of successful trading in 2018? FXCM has recently introduced new research and trading tools that will help you spot trading opportunities easier and see the details that matter before you place a trade.


Trading Signals
These easy to follow trading signals can help you decide when to buy, when to sell, and where to set your stops and limits. Signals are generated and updated in real-time 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Technical Analyzer
Discover critical technical levels on charts (three levels of support, three levels of resistance). Stay informed of important indicator crossovers like moving averages, MACD and RSI.

Trading Analytics
How good are you at managing your trading risk? What time of day are you most successful? FXCM’s Trading Analytics can help you answer these questions.

Market Scanner
This powerful tool identifies potential buying and selling opportunities by scanning the market with a suite of traditional technical indicators.

Grid Sight Index
GSI is a predictive insights tool that tells you if a short-term trend will continue or reverse. This cutting-edge indicator used to only be available to banks, and now is available to you for FREE.

Market News
Read about the latest in global news in forex, commodities, and other world markets. Filter stories by the economic indicators and currency pairs that are more important to you.

Economic Calendar
FXCM’s Economic Calendar is an easy way to keep track of important economic events that could impact your trading. Analyze previous data sets against market consensus, and check volatility for potential trade ideas.



With FXCM, education isn’t an additional expense: It is part of your investment. FXCM’s suite of educational resources will help you learn about the basics of the forex market, explore popular indicators, and discover new strategies. Whether you like to read, watch videos, or interact directly with instructors, FXCM has the right education option for you.


Live Classroom
Join our experts every week to learn how to make the most of our tools and manage your risk. The best part is that you can attend FXCM’s live education webinars from the comfort of your home.

Trading Guides
Whether you are a brand new to trading, or looking to explore traits of successful traders, FXCM’s guides can help you take the next step in your trading education.


FXCM Insights
What is Bitcoin? What is Historical Data Analysis? These are just some of the hundreds of questions we have answered about the market inside FXCM Market Insights.

Video Library
Learn at your own pace with dozens of videos on forex basics, platform functionality, trading strategies, account support and more.

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