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74.07% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

FXCM Vs. XM - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Nov 30 2021

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74.07% 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.

XM is an international broker headquartered in Cyprus which offers MetaTrader 4 & 5 and over 1500 + tradable assets.

Best For
  • Professional algorithmic traders looking to benefit from their comprehensive API offering 
  • Experienced traders looking to trade shares in high volume using their Zero account
  • MetaTrader users wishing to explore XM's offering while maintaining their preferred platforms
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The Good
  • Comprehensive API offering with a variety of conditions and programming languages at no additional cost
  • Proprietary platform (Trading Station)
  • Competitive commissions on their Zero account
  • Modest asset offering of 1500+ tradable instruments (similar to competitors in the same range)
The Bad
  • Lack of asset variety in their offering (over 300+ financial instruments)
  • Costly spreads when compared to similar competitors
  • No proprietary platforms or technology
  • Expensive spreads and trading fees
  • Lack of asset variety when compared to other brokers in the same range
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
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.

🏛 Financial Regulators
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Financial Conduct Authority
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Financial Sector Conduct Authority
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority
📍 Year Founded
1999 (FXCM Group) 2009
💳 Minimum Deposit
€, £, $ - 50 (Varies by payment method) €, £, $ - 5
💰 Payment Methods
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Neteller
Skrill

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

Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Neteller
Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
4 - EUR GBP, USD, CHF. 11 - USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, CHF, AUD, HUF, PLN, RUB, SGD, ZAR.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No NO
❌ Restricted Countries
RU, US, CA, JP, SK and more. US, CA.
📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
Stocks
Cryptos
Commodities
Currencies
Indices
CFDs
Stocks
Commodities
Currencies
Indices
CFDs
📙 Stocks
200+ 1286
📘 Currency Pairs
39 57
📗 Commodities
11 15
📕 Indices
15 14
📔 ETFs
N/A N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies

6 (Cryptocurrencies CFDs are not available to retail clients residing in the UK)

N/A
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A 10
📝 Notes:
All of FXCM's assets are CFDs. All of XM's assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 share Fractional Share trading - Varies per stock (Eg: 0.1/16 of ADBE shares)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
1 unit of any cryptocurrency N/A
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1000 (0.01 Lots) $100 (0.001 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold) Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A All of XM's futures are commodities, same rules apply.
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 (Varies) N/A
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes No
📱 Android App
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes No
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 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.

Yes, $15 one time payment after 1 year of inactivity and then $5 monthly.

💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees

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

No
💰 Commissions
No

Yes on Zero accounts ($7 per lot round turn).

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 1.2 Pips (As per our research) From 1.7 Pips
📉 SP500
From 58 Pips (As per our research) From 40 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 41 Pips (As per our research) From 35 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.04 (As per our research) From $9.4
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A N/A
📉 BTC
Variable - From $51 (As per our research) N/A
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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