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Silver Sponsor of Automated Trading Championship 2010

FXCM: Silver Sponsor  of Automated Trading Championship 2010

Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) is a leading global forex broker that caters to both retail and institutional markets. As a firm, FXCM is dedicated to providing traders with superior order execution, education and customer service. This dedication is a primary contributor to the firm attracting over 150,000 live accounts that trade through multiple platforms offered by FXCM. FXCM's trading platforms have been tested in all market conditions and routinely handle about 300,000 trades per day, averaging 7,000,000 trades executed each month. As of 28 February 2010, more than $600 million in customer funds and over $365 billion in notional volume are traded each month on platforms offered by FXCM. FXCM continues to grow and expand with offices in eight jurisdictions and customer service is offered in over a dozen languages.

FXCM is different from its competition because FXCM offers No Dealing Desk execution* for forex trades and no re-quotes from dealers for both forex and CFD products. Dealing desk firms make money on client losses and this leads to a conflict of interest. With No Dealing Desk execution, FXCM only accrues revenue from the spread, so it is in the firm's interest for traders to be profitable, and they will trade more. On the back end, over ten global financial institutions compete to stream prices to FXCM. Traders get to trade on the best bid/ask provided in an anonymous fashion where the banks never see an individual's trades. This prevents liquidity providers from manipulating orders, another problem common to some dealing desk firms.

Trading Room in FXCM

FXCM is committed to no re-quoting. The practice has become all too common these days and is a debilitating problem for many traders. It prevents traders from entering and exiting trades at the right time, disrupts strategy and can negatively affect profit taking. FXCM's goal is to provide the best possible trade execution available.

Fairness of execution and transparency are important to traders and that is something FXCM strives to deliver. To help traders develop their skills, FXCM provides a variety of educational tools such as market research, live seminars and real-time trading signals. FXCM believes in a healthy trader/broker partnership that is built on transparency and trust. Many traders are not able to share this experience with their broker. FXCM's goal is to empower traders to trade with confidence.

FXCM, globally recognized as a prime forex broker, now brings forex and CFD trading to its award-winning platform, FX Trading Station II (named "Best Retail FX Platform" by FX Week's 2009 e-FX Awards). FXCM offers a variety of products for the self trader. FXCM's forex product provides clients with Direct Market Access to some of the world's largest liquidity providers using a No Dealing Desk approach. FXCM has established relationships with over ten of the biggest banks and financial institutions that compete to offer the best prices to FXCM's clients every second of the day.

In addition to currency trading, FXCM offers educational courses on forex and CFD trading. FXCM also provides research through DailyFX.com, which includes news, analysts coverage, trading signals and various forums. FXCM is dedicated to education and technological innovation that enhances the online trading experience.

The companies that make up FXCM Holding LLC are regulated by the Financial Services Authority (United Kingdom); the Bundesanstalt f?r Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (Germany); the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and is a member of the National Futures Association (United States); the Commissione Nazionale per le Societ? e la Borsa (Italy); the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Australia); and the Securities and Futures Commission (Hong Kong). Additionally, FXCM is regulated in France and Dubai.

FXCM has 24-hour-a-day, seven days a week live support by phone, IM and e-mail. Sign up for a free practice account now!

Products Offered

Self-Trading Accounts

  • Standard 100K accounts (Forex and CFDs)
  • Micro (Forex and CFDs)
  • Segregated accounts through FXCM UK
  • MetaTrader 4 (Forex and CFDs)
  • Spread Betting (UK Residents Only)
  • Active Trader

Automated Trading

  • Forex System Selector

Non-USD Accounts

  • EUR
  • GBP
  • CAD
  • JPY
  • AUD
  • NZD

Trading From Charts

  • Placing trades directly from the charts

No Dealing Desk

  • Transparent and fair execution: Every trade is executed back to back with one of the world's premier banks or financial institutions, which compete to provide FXCM with bid and ask prices. The best spreads available to FXCM are streamed to you with a small markup, which is generally one pip or less for major currency pairs.

Fractional Pip Pricing

  • FXCM offers prices in tenths of a pip to provide lower spreads for popular currency pairs.

MetaTrader 4

  • All of the features of MetaTrader 4, plus the benefits of trading with one of the largest and most financially secure Forex Dealer Members.

$50,000 Practice Trading Account

  • You can test and evaluate trading strategies with no risk. You can access FXCM's client services staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Trading Room in FXCM

The Programming Services Department is able to leverage its experience and expertise to help clients implement their automated strategy designs on platforms such as FX Trading Station, MetaTrader, among others, upon request. FXCM programmers will help you connect to your FIX / JAVA API. They code strategies and indicators including MT4, Strategy Runner, Ninja Trader, MCFX, eSignal, Trade Station, and FXTrek. Simple Programming Project: $300. Complex Programming Project: $600. Unsure if your project is simple or complex? Fill out this form and we will provide you with the right quote.

Education: Continuing the commitment to provide traders with the very best educational tools and resources on the Web, the DailyFX Trading Course is designed to introduce popular trading tools and techniques in a manner that both new and experienced traders can benefit. The bulk of the course consists of sixty video lessons that span 15 trading subjects, and over ten hours of live instructor led webinars each week. In addition to the videos and webinars, students can complete homework assignments and further their learning through course forum discussions. Moreover, the curriculum's "go at your own pace" and "learn what you want" format provides students the flexibility and freedom to focus on the subjects they want for as long as they want.

FXCM Headquarters

However, unlike previous DailyFX course offerings, the new DailyFX Trading Course is not for sale. Instead, it is free to all live FXCM clients.

DailyFX.com is one of the world's leading news and information sources for the currency trading community. With a wide international audience of over eight million page views a month, DailyFX provides up-to-the minute currency news updates. Over 30 articles and reports are published every day on the latest changes in the currency market. DailyFX offers traders an abundance of free tools like, mobile alerts, timely technical analyses, up-to-date analysis of fundamental influences, free charts, live rates and an economic calendar with a complete release schedule of news events important to all the major traded currencies. The DailyFX.com forum is a serious online forum that avoids the "market noise" and irrelevant personal commentary that plague many forex blogs and forums. DailyFX strives to keep the DailyFX.com forum the place where real traders go to talk about serious trading. For new traders, DailyFX has a great education section with videos and tutorials. DailyFX covers live news events several times a week in their Cover It Live specials, free to all.

International Offices

  • New York (International HQ)
  • Plano
  • San Francisco
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Tokyo
  • Paris
  • Milan
  • Athens
  • Berlin
  • Dubai

* Please note, FXCM Micro, in its discretion, may or may not offset individual transactions unlike transactions in most FXCM standard accounts. For additional information, click here.

Forex Capital Markets Ltd. (“FXCM UK”) is an independent legal entity and is not affiliated with MetaQuotes Software Corp. FXCM UK does not endorse any product or service described on this website. FXCM UK has not reviewed or verified any performance results that may be presented on this website.

Risk Disclaimer: Trading FX, CFDs and Spread Betting on margin carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors read full disclosure.

Forex Capital Markets Ltd. (FXCM)
Address: The Gherkin, 28th Floor, 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BF

Free Phone (UK Residents): 0808 234 8789
Phone (International): +1 212 201 7301
Fax (UK Residents): 0800 014 8154
Fax (International): +1 212 897 7669