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77% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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69% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

FXCM Vs. City Index - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jan 19 2023

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77% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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69% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

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

**The below information is provided based on FXCM EU LTD. For other FXCM entities, please go to the corresponding FXCM website for more information.

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

City Index is a global broker founded in 1983 that holds 4 financial licenses and offers advanced trading platforms, mobile apps, diverse market research tools and an extensive range of markets.

Best For
  • Professional algorithmic traders looking to benefit from their comprehensive API offering.
  • Intermediate and experienced traders looking for a great asset variety on CFDs
  • Experienced traders looking to trade options over 17 asset classes
  • Share and ETF traders looking for a comprehensive offering
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

0

Provided by
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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (United Kingdom)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
The Good
  • Comprehensive API offering with a variety of conditions and programming languages at no additional cost
  • Proprietary platform (Trading Station)
  • All assets are CFDs, there is no possibility to buy real stocks or ETFs
  • Cryptocurrency offering is below most of its competitors (only 5)
  • While easy to execute a trade, platform is difficult for a novice to navigate
The Bad
  • Lack of asset variety in their offering (over 463+ financial instruments)
  • Costly spreads when compared to similar competitors
  • All assets are CFDs, there is no possibility to buy real stocks or ETFs
  • Cryptocurrency offering is below most of its competitors (only 5)
  • While easy to execute a trade, platform is difficult for a novice to navigate
Status
Operational Operational
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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
1999 1983
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$50 $100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Electron
  • PayPal
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
4 - EUR GBP, USD, CHF. 8 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CHF.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

RU, US, CA, JP, SK, BE and more.

US, CA, SY, IR.

📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs CFDs
Total Asset Offering
447 5,412
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 0
📙 Stock CFDs
341 4,500
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
41 84
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
14 30
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
19 25
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
0 740
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
22 5
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
10 11
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 17
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share Variable - Fractions Allowed
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Unavailable Variable - Fractions Allowed
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
1 Unit Variable (eg: 0.01 BTC, 1 LTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Unavailable 1 Unit
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable 1 Contract
💪 Retail Leverage
30 30
💪 Professional Leverage
400 500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No No
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes No
👫 Social Trading
Yes No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

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

12£ monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

💰 Deposit Fees

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

None
💰 Withdrawal Fees
None None
💰 Commissions
None
  • Spread betting markets have no commission
  • CFDs or FX trading has no commission as well (except equities: shares & ETFs)
  • Equity commissions depend on the market’s location (eg: UK and Europe have a 0.08% of transaction value fee, US equities and Asian ones have different percentages as well)
  • The minimum equity commission rates are $10, £10 or 10€.
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 1.2 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 58 Pips Dynamic - From 60 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 41 Pips From 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.04 Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $51 Dynamic - From $120
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No Yes
📡 Educational Content
Yes No
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
No No