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77% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Forex.com Vs. FXCM - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 2022

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67.6% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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77% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

Forex.com is a global broker headquartered in the U.S and part of StoneX (publicly traded company on NASDAQ) that specialises in offering CFDs based on commodities, currencies, indices, stocks, ETFs, shares, bonds and cryptocurrencies.

FXCM is a global brokerage headquartered in the U.K that specialises in both retail and institutional trading with a comprehensive API offering.

TheTradingBible.com is acting in a capacity of a marketing affiliate of FXCM EU LTD.

Best For
  • Traders of all levels (beginner to advanced) looking for competitive pricing
  • Trades of all levels looking for a great platform variety
  • High volume traders looking for ECN or DMA accounts offering deep liquidity for large trades
  • Professional algorithmic traders looking to benefit from their comprehensive API offering 
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FINRA (United States)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • CIMA (Cayman Islands)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (United Kingdom)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
The Good
  • Great platform offering (Proprietary, TradingView, MetaTrader 4 & 5)
  • Excellent asset offering (more than 5,000+ instruments)
  • Competitive spreads in some of their assets
  • Comprehensive API offering with a variety of conditions and programming languages at no additional cost
  • Proprietary platform (Trading Station)
The Bad
  • Despite presenting a great customisable platform, it still feels messy and not intuitive to use
  • Commissions are expensive when compared to similar competitors 
  • Lack of asset variety in their offering (over 300+ financial instruments)
  • Costly spreads when compared to similar competitors
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News

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Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 Day 1 Day
📋 Documents Required
  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

📍 Year Founded
2001 1999 (FXCM Group)
💳 Minimum Deposit
$100 €, £, $ - 50 (Varies by payment method)
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill

Skrill and Neteller are not available to FXCM EU clients at the moment

💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, CHF. 4 - EUR GBP, USD, CHF.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
Yes No
❌ Restricted Countries
None RU, US, CA, JP, SK and more.
📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

CFDs on currencies, commodities, indices, bonds, shares and cryptocurrencies.

CFDs on stocks, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies and indices

📙 Stocks
4,500+ 200+
📘 Currency Pairs
93 41
📗 Commodities
35 11
📕 Indices
24 16
📔 ETFs
700+ N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
5 17 (Not for UK Clients)
📒 Bonds
14 N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

All of Forex.com’s assets are CFDs.

All of FXCM's assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per share (eg: 0.3 AMZN shares) 1 share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies per ETF (eg: 5 contracts of XLK) N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per Cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 BTC) 1 unit of any cryptocurrency
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies per commodity (eg: 1 contract of Gold) Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Varies per Bond (eg: 1 contract of Euro Bobl) N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500 (Varies)
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

Yes, $15 monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

50 units of the account's base currency yearly after 1 year of inactivity.

💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No

Yes on bank transfer withdrawals depending on location (from $10 to $40 on local currency).

💰 Commissions

Yes depending on account type.

  • Standard account has no commissions
  • “Commission Account” and “DMA Account” have a flat $5 fee commission per lot round turn
No
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips From 1.2 Pips (As per our research)
📉 SP500
From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 58 Pips (As per our research)
📈 GOLD
From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 41 Pips (As per our research)
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $1.04 (As per our research)
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📉 BTC
From $120 Dynamic - From $51 (As per our research)
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No