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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

XM Vs. FXCM - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Nov 18 2021

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74.07% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

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

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

Best For
  • 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
  • Professional algorithmic traders looking to benefit from their comprehensive API offering 
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The Good
  • Competitive commissions on their Zero account
  • Modest asset offering of 1500+ tradable instruments (similar to competitors in the same range)
  • Comprehensive API offering with a variety of conditions and programming languages at no additional cost
  • Proprietary platform (Trading Station)
The Bad
  • No proprietary platforms or technology
  • Expensive spreads and trading fees
  • Lack of asset variety when compared to other brokers in the same range
  • Lack of asset variety in their offering (over 300+ financial instruments)
  • Costly spreads when compared to similar competitors
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
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Financial Conduct Authority
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Financial Sector Conduct Authority
📍 Year Founded
2009 1999 (FXCM Group)
💳 Minimum Deposit
€, £, $ - 5 €, £, $ - 50 (Varies by payment method)
💰 Payment Methods
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Neteller
Skrill
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Neteller
Skrill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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