A Custom Trading Solution, Just For You

Open an FXCM Active Trader account to work with various specialists with a range of expertise: market research, data analysis, trading education, API support, app development.

Automate Your Trading

Your Active Trader account entitles you to trading apps (trading software) developed by FXCM and made available on the FXCM Apps store. Or if you need something custom, FXCM’s Programming Services department can build it for you.

2% Bonus Minimum $500 Cash Value

Enhance Your Trading

Get a credit of 2% of your deposited funds to pay for services rendered by FXCM’s Programming Services department or toward FXCM-developed apps from the FXCM Apps store.

Built It Yourself

If you’re a programmer looking to develop a black-box solution or an order-processing application, you can use our FIX, FOREX CONNECT and JAVA APIs to create the custom solution you need. With your FXCM Active Trader account, you get free access to the following APIs:

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FIX: The Financial Information Exchange (FIX) Protocol is a messaging standard developed specifically for the real-time electronic exchange of global trading transactions. FXCM supports FIX messaging version 4.4.

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FOREXCONNECT: The ForexConnect API is a proprietary C++/.NET/Java API developed by FXCM. We believe this API provides the highest level of flexibility in API usage.

JAVA: The Java API is scalable, light and robust, and is suitable for individuals looking to create either a client- or server-side application. The API is customized for trading with FXCM.

Stay Connected

When you need additional access and reliability, take advantage of advanced VPS hosting in the cloud, free for clients with an FXCM Active Trader account.

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Advanced VPS Hosting

Reduced Latency: VPS servers have close proximity to FXCM data centers

Faster Processing Speed: Extra power to help your programs run optimally

More Memory: Crunch data and process requests faster

Custodial Accounts

If you have at least $250,000 on deposit at FXCM, you can request a custodial banking relationship with Bank of America. Your funds will be held in trust by FXCM in a custodial account.*

  • Funds held in a separately designated depository account at Bank of America, New York
  • Minimum Balance (Maintained): $250,000 USD (USD-denominated accounts only)
  • Client will have a unique account at Bank of America designated “FXCM FBO (for the benefit of) Client Name”
  • Daily reconciliation with FXCM trading account
  • Monthly statements sent by mail

To learn more about custodial accounts, contact a member of the FXCM Active Trader team.

*FXCM makes no representations as to protections offered on custodial accounts. Clients are advised to seek the advice of legal counsel.


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.