FXCM offers a "No Dealing Desk" trading model that allows traders to interact with liquidity directly, without dealing-desk intervention.
There are three types of accounts, all of which function under the no dealing desk model. Micro accounts can be opened for as little as $50, Standard accounts require a $2,000 initial deposit and Active Trader accounts require a $50,000 minimum deposit.
When starting an account, traders can choose from a number of software/trading platforms: Trading Station (download), Trading Station Web (online), mobile trading (download), MetaTrader 4 (download) and Active Trader (Active Trader accounts only).
Registered as a Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) and Retail Foreign Exchange Dealer (RFED), FXCM is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA).
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Beginner's Guide To FXCM: Opening A Demo Account
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TradingFrom signing on, to charting and trade management, learn how to trade the forex market with FXCM's online trading software.
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