Open Real Account

Opening an account with FXCM takes 3 easy steps:

  • 1

    Fill out the form below to get started

  • 2

    Complete the application on our secure server

  • 3

    Log in to your new account, deposit, and trade

Step 1

Select your desired trading platform to get started.

Step 2

You will then be directed to a secure website. Fill out the application.

FXCM Account Application

Step 3

You will be provided with a username and password upon completing the application. Log in to the myfxcm client portal, deposit funds, and start trading.

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  • Letter of Direction (LOD)

    A account requires that you complete a LOD in addition to the application.


Supporting Documentation: Additional documentation such as a government issued photo ID and proof of residence will be required to complete your account application. Learn More

FXCM LTD will only conduct business with a client for whom it considers such business to be appropriate and in assessing appropriateness, will rely on the information provided by the client in his/her/their application form. For this reason, it is essential that you immediately advise us in writing if there is subsequently an adverse change in the information you have provided.

This product summary should be read in conjunction with our Terms of Business. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this guide, this information is subject to change, often without notice, and therefore is for guidance only. If you ever have any questions please contact FXCM directly.

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. 

Trading Accounts: Trading accounts offer 19 CFD instruments and 39 currency pairs. Price arbitrage strategies are prohibited and FXCM determines, at its sole discretion, what encompasses a price arbitrage strategy. Trading accounts offer spreads plus mark-up pricing. Spreads are variable and are subject to delay. Experienced traders can generally trade with up to 400:1 leverage on FX and 200:1 on CFDs. Leverage ratio could vary depending on the account’s equity level. Traders that are new to FX and CFD trading will be defaulted to 50:1 leverage.  

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.  

Execution Disclaimer: FXCM is your counterparty to every transaction. FXCM aggregates bid and ask prices from a pool of liquidity providers and is the final counterparty when trading forex/CFD on FXCM's trading platform. Note: Contractual relationships with liquidity providers are consolidated through the FXCM Group, which, in turn, provides technology and pricing to the group affiliate entities.  

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