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FX Trading

What is rollover?

Rollover is the interest paid or earned for holding a position overnight. Each currency has an overnight interest rate associated with it, and because…

Does FXCM offer Options or Binary Options?

FXCM is a leading global provider of foreign exchange (currency) trading, CFD trading, and related services to retail and institutional customers. However,…

What is Margin?

Margin can be thought of as a good faith deposit required to maintain open positions. This is not a fee or a transaction cost, it is simply a portion of…

What leverage do you recommend?

As a general rule of thumb, we recommend limiting total account leverage to a maximum of 20:1. For example, if you have an account balance of $10,000, you…

Forex Product Guide

Forex, also known as foreign exchange, FX or currency trading, is a decentralized global market where all the world's currencies trade. The forex…

What Forex products does FXCM offer?

Please see the offered Forex Pairs below:       …

Do rollover rates and policies vary from broker to broker?

Yes. In addition to our policy of transparency in reporting rollover, due to the average notional trading volume that FXCM generates to the liquidity…

Which platform is right for me?

FXCM offers several account types to meet your trading needs including mobile trading, automated trading, or Mac-compatible platforms. You can compare the…

What are your trading hours?

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.…

Is Forex risky?

Like many financial investments, there are risks involved.  Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable…

Will I receive credit for holding the underlying product when margin is calculated?

No. Since the underlying is held through a different account, there is no way to confirm an accurate hedge. …

Are there limits to position size?

There are not any limits to the size or number of Forex positions that a trader may hold. Available margin in the account is the only constraint on the…