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XLM/USD

Stellar is a platform that was designed to facilitate the transfer of funds instantly, anywhere in the world. The lumen, often abbreviated XLM, is the protocol token of the Stellar network.

Trading Hours 
Please click here for trading hours.

Please note, however, that hours are subject to change based on Daylight Savings Time. Any holiday hours will be posted on here.

Spread
The XLM/USD has variable spreads that will widen and narrow subject to market conditions.

Min/Max Contract Size
Contracts are only available in multiples of 100. 
The Minimum number of contracts per click (trade) for XLM/USD is 100.
The Maximum number of contracts per click (trade) for XLM/USD is 10000.

Minimum Pip Cost (Value)
For 100 contracts XLM/USD has a minimum value of $0.1 USD per point (Your per point value may be different if your account is denominated in a different currency. Please refer to the Simple Dealing Rates Window in Trading Station for this value). 

The pip/point location is shown below. Each 0.001 price movement on the XLM/USD is 1 pip/point. 

Number of FXCM Contracts to one Stellar Lumen.
1 FXCM XLM/USD contract is currently equivalent to one Stellar Lumen.

Margin Requirements
XLM/USD Margin Requirements are updated shortly after market open (Sunday 18:00 ET) and then updated daily between 17:00 ET to 18:00 ET.
XLM/USD is leveraged at 2:1 and the new margin requirement will be the equivalent of half the notional value of 1 contract at 5pm EST.
For E.G if the XLM/USD rate is 0.300 between 17:00 ET to 18:00 ET., the Margin Requirement for 100 contracts will be updated to $15.00 USD
XLM/USD is a volatile instrument and in the event that there is a significant intraday market move, margin requirements may be updated intraday

Overnight Funding
XLM/USD does have an overnight funding charge (Displayed as Rollover in the Trading Station Platform).

The current overnight funding rate is 0% (annually) for short positions and -25% (annually) for long positions and is 3x on Fridays.

Trade Restrictions
FXCM allows long and short trading on all our trading catalog.
However due to the high volatility and low liquidity when trading crypto currencies, there may be instances where new positions are unable to be opened on Stellar Lumen (XLM/USD).

During any period in which Stellar Lumen (XLM/USD) has a trading restriction applied, any market orders or triggered pending entry orders will be rejected and deleted.

Pop ups will appear on your screen informing of the reason for the rejection.


 

Any restrictions are temporary and will only impact your ability to enter trades. 
You will still be able to close open positions.

Other Information
XLM/USD does not have a minimum stop distance

Stops and Limits are currently only able to be set at 50% of the rate.

XLM/USD is only available on Trading Station accounts.