While all traders have access to FXCM's 24/7 Live Support and online education materials, we introduced the Mini, Standard and Active Trader account service levels to cater to your individual needs.

Mini Standard Active Trader
Equity Range $50 - $20,000 $2,000 - Unlimited $25,000 or higher
FX Lot Size 1,000 1,000 1,000
Forex Pairs 21 39 39
Forex Leverage Up to 400:1 100:1 100:1
CFD Instruments 18 18 18
CFD Leverage Up to 200:1 Up to 200:1 Up to 200:1
Pricing & Execution
Spreads All Inclusive Low Spreads + Commission Up to 55% Off Typical Cost1
Execution Dealing Desk No Dealing Desk No Dealing Desk
Restrictions Price arbitrage strategies are prohibited.2 None None
Trading Platforms
MetaTrader 4 yes yes yes
Trading Station yes yes yes
Mirror Trader no yes yes
NinjaTrader no yes yes
ZuluTrade no yes yes
Trading Services
24/7 Live Support yes yes yes
FXCM Apps/Programming Credit3 $100 credit 2%
Free VPS Service no no yes
Relationship Manager no no yes
Dedicated Service Team no no yes
Free Bank Wires4 no no yes
FIX API Connection no no yes
Account Types
Individual/Joint yes yes yes
Trust/IRA5 no yes yes
Corporate/Partnership5 no yes yes
Custodial6 no no yes

1 Discounted trading commissions are available to individuals who deposit at leat $150,000 or trade at least 50 million units of currency each month.

2Mini Accounts: Mini accounts offer 18 CFD instruments and 21 currency pairs, and default to dealing desk execution where price arbitrage strategies are prohibited. FXCM determines, at its sole discretion, what encompasses a price arbitrage strategy. Mini accounts utilising prohibited strategies may be switched to No Dealing Desk execution. Mini accounts with equity less than 10,000 CCY have 400:1 forex leverage; between 10,000 and 20,000, have 200:1. Mini accounts with equity greater than 20,000 will be switched to a Standard account with 100:1 leverage, No Dealing Desk execution, and low spreads + commissions. See Execution Risks.

3 Credit available toward FXCM-developed apps.

4 Two free bank wires per month.

5 The minimum deposit to open a corporate, trust, partnership, IRA, LLC or superannuation account is 10,000 CCY.

6The minimum deposit to open a custodial account is 250,000 CCY.

Execution: FXCM aggregates bid and ask prices from a pool of liquidity providers and is the final counterparty when trading forex on FXCM's dealing desk and No Dealing Desk (NDD) execution models. With NDD, FXCM's platforms display the best-available direct bid and ask prices from the liquidity providers. In some circumstances, FXCM may add a markup to NDD spreads, based on account type. In addition to the spread, the trading cost with NDD is a fixed lot-based commission at the open and close of the trade. With dealing desk execution, FXCM can act as the dealer on any or all currency pairs. Backup liquidity providers fill in when FXCM does not act as the dealer. FXCM’s dealing desk has fewer liquidity providers than NDD. There are many other factors to consider when choosing an execution model (such as conflict of interest, trading style or strategy). See Execution Risks. Note: Contractual relationships with liquidity providers are consolidated through the firm's U.S. affiliate, Forex Capital Markets, LLC, which, in turn, provides technology and pricing to the group affiliate entities.

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.