FXCM Reviews

2.488 • 585 REVIEWS
Updated: Nov 27, 2023
FXCM is a forex broker. FXCM offers the MetaTrader4, Trading Station, Ninja Trader, and Zulu Trade top forex trading platforms. FXCM.com offers over 35 forex currency pairs, cfds, index, gold, silver, oil, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for your personal investment and trading options.
February 6, 2017:  FXCM was fined $7 million by the CFTC for defrauding retail forex customers.  FXCM to deregister from the CFTC. CLICK HERE to read and discuss the CFTC announcement.
August 18th, 2016.  The CFTC has filed charges against FXCM related to undercapitalization during the SNB-CHF crisis of January 2015.  One of the charges is that FXCM guanteed client accounts against negative balances.  Evidently, this form of client protection is against CFTC rules. CLICK HERE to verify.

February 26, 2014:  FXCM.uk fined by the FCA. Click here to read about it in the FPA's forums, along with FXCM's response.

October 3rd, 2011:  FXCM fined by the CFTC. Click here to read about it in the FPA's forums, along with FXCM's response.

Related sites include FXCM-Markets.com, FXCMBullion.com.

Broker Details

Minimum Trade Size: 0.01
Maximum Leverage: 30:1
Minimum to Open Live: $50
Established: 1999
Address: 20 Gresham Street, 4th Floor, London EC2V 7JE, United Kingdom
Contact: info@fxcm.co.uk, +44 20 7398 4050
Regional offices:
Regulators: ASIC #AFSL 309763, CySEC #392/20, FSCA #46534, FCA #217689
Prohibited countries: Show all >>
Trading platforms: MT4, NinjaTrader, FXCM Trading Station
Web Trading: ✅ Yes
Mobile Trading: ✅ Yes
ECN: ✅ Yes

Trading Instruments

Currencies: (35+)
Cryptocurrencies: (3) Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum
CFD: (25+) Gold, Silver, Other Precious Metals, Stock Indexes, Oil, Other Commodities

Trading Conditions

EAs/Robots: ✅ Yes
News Trading: ✅ Yes
Scalping: ✅ Yes

Managed Accounts & Social Trading

ZuluTrade: ✅ Yes
Deposit Methods: Bank Wire (BankTransfer/SWIFT), VISA, MasterCard, Neteller, Skrill
Withdrawal Methods: Bank Wire (BankTransfer/SWIFT), VISA, MasterCard, Neteller, Skrill
* Please check broker website for more information
2.488 • 585 REVIEWS

Recent User Reviews of FXCM

London, United Kingdom,
Apr 7, 2022,
Registered user


Service use: Live Length of use: over 1 Year
I have traded with FXCM on and off for years, and all of a sudden my account was locked and a notice saying they will email me.

When that came it was blunt to say the least, that they're cancelling and as their terms state they can for any reason at any time (No reason given).

Anyone else had this and find out why?
Does anyone know of software like Trading Station? It is good cause you can open multiple charts on multiple monitors not just in 1 window!!
2 traders have found this review helpful
Santa Fe, Argentina,
Feb 12, 2022,
Registered user

Funds locked

Service use: Live Length of use: 6-12 Months
I was operating normally. But on 01/05/2022 I sent 2k USD and my deposit was under review, they asked me to send the bank statement where the deposit is reflected, which I did, even so, it has been more than a month, my deposit has not arrived.
2 traders have found this review helpful
Bratislava, Slovakia,
Dec 19, 2021,
Registered user

Very good experience

Service use: Live Length of use: over 1 Year
I open account in this professional broker services firm.
They has very complicate system of registration and all others process, it is like 15 years ago.
But broker is very reliable and complex...
1 trader has found this review helpful
Eastern Cape, South Africa,
Dec 2, 2021,
Registered user

Winning trade...account locked!

FXCM, without any valid reason, has locked me out of my account. They emailed me just to say...."your trading account is no longer suited for our retail price streams and your account with FXCM will be terminated. Your account is locked....."
There was no discussion or proof of any kind.
It seems that when you finally have a winning trade, they terminate the account.
B-Book behavior.
3 traders have found this review helpful
POS, Trinidad and Tobago,
Aug 23, 2021,
Registered user

Service use: Live Length of use: over 1 Year
Since last month I was asked to withdraw some change from a Fxcm account. Beginning of last month. They have so many procedures and I am still waiting for it to be sent to me.

If you make money, you have figured out how it works, but withdrawing is another beast.

They want losers.

1 trader has found this review helpful
MTY, Mexico,
Sep 14, 2020,
Registered user

I want my money back

Service use: Live Length of use: 0-3 Months
I want my money back, you are terrible, you are a scam, its not even great money but people need to know that you dont work, the process are huge contentious, you are sud by MDD, always keep me out from my account even when im creating the orders that also are bad made.
1 trader has found this review helpful
asian, Viet Nam,
Sep 2, 2020,
Registered user

FXCM is a Scam

Service use: Live Length of use: 0-3 Months
They have a lot of tricks with traders. I have to wait a lot of times for withdrawal my money. I think they should be closed to protect traders.
2 traders have found this review helpful
conakry, Guinea,
Aug 8, 2020,
Registered user

Good broker

Service use: Live Length of use: 0-3 Months
i didnt get any problem with them fast deposit and withdrawal and i alwasy get positive slipage

why 3 stars only ?

because they act as market maker so there is a dealing desk thats why trader may have conflict with broker interest
1 trader has found this review helpful
uk, United Kingdom,
May 3, 2020,
Registered user

Pretty good broker

Service use: Live Length of use: over 1 Year
No complaints about this broker. Does what it says on the tin. Spreads are decent.
No deposit and withdrawal fees are always good to see and the customer service is very helpful.
Budapest, Hungary,
Apr 14, 2020,

Never trust them

Service use: Live Length of use: over 1 Year
I have an opened live account at This company but i dont know why, they asked for my bank account statement. They wrote in email i have 10business day to send the documents or my account will be locked. I sent all of required within 2 days.
They locked my account, closed all of opened trades... and now i can’t withdraw my money what is more than $3000....

They have really bad support too...

I will change broker...
Never trust that **** company
10 traders have found this review helpful
Dhaka, Bangladesh,
Apr 12, 2020,
Registered user

Best for algo-trading

Service use: Live Length of use: over 1 Year
I do algorithmic trading, like to use my own platform to trade, FXCM gives me full API support to do that, their support to fast, if I need any api help. their staff helped me in 5 minute ! I started Algorithmic trading using oanda, but in few month they deactivated my account and asked 50000 USD to continue.. FXCM is trusted platform for algo traders and stable for small balance traders ..Also they do my withdrawal in a day..
south sulawesi, Indonesia,
Feb 22, 2020,
Registered user

excellent broker

Service use: Live Length of use: 6-12 Months
Excellent, I've never had problems withdrawing funds, everything works very well with its original Marketscope 2.0 platform, it's super complete and very efficient.
They don't have limitation for pending orders too. Excellent broker
Yuri Nov
Jakarta, Indonesia,
Jan 31, 2020,
Registered user

Very slow service

Service use: Live Length of use: 0-3 Months
service to the promised bonus takes a very long time, 5 working days. withdrawal of funds 2-5 working days via skrill. and execution of trading reqoute.

wasting too much time trading on this broker.
2 traders have found this review helpful
Essex, United Kingdom,
Jan 11, 2020,
Registered user

Disappointing, unprofessional

Service use: Live Length of use: over 1 Year
I have traded with FXCM for almost 15 years and although there have been a few issues, overall they have been good. I have traded almost every day in that time and have not experienced the issue that happened on 2nd January 2019.

I placed a trade on the NZD/JPY at the price that was displaying on the FXCM trading station platform. I noticed nothing happened and it went into pending. I then check ed the charts to see that the price was vastly different to that which the trading station was reading, something like an 80 pip difference, I tried several times to cancel the trade whilst it was pending, but the system would not do that.

I contacted FXCM after and they declined to pay me back citing 'gapping'. That was not my understanding of this as the trading station [rice was frozen and I was not to know that this was not the current price.

Being such a long time client I was really disappointed with their attitude. I have recommended 6 others to the company over the years as I have always trusted them, but the way they dealt with this issue was really poor.
7 traders have found this review helpful
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,
Nov 28, 2019,
Registered user

Bad Operations team and Customer Service

Service use: Live Length of use: over 1 Year
Deposit money to this broker. Instantly deducted in my bank. But never appeared in my fxcm account. I ask many times to their customer service if I need to send a document since I’m not active with them approximately 1 year. They said No need.

After 3 days not appeared on my account. I send and email and also contact their team to cancel my deposit... almost 1 week. My money is not refunded.

Which authority should I report regarding this matter. I already open others broker which I already start to trade.
4 traders have found this review helpful
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How do I open FXCM account?

Opening an account with FXCM takes 3 main steps:
  • Select your country of residence and desired trading platform to get started.
  • You will then be directed to FXCM server to complete the online application.
  • Log in to the MyFXCM client portal, deposit funds, and start trading.

What is FXCM?

FXCM is an online forex broker. FXCM offers access to trade following assets on MetaTrader 4 and Trading Station.
  • Forex
  • Shares
  • Indices
  • Commodities
  • Crypto

Is FXCM regulated?

FXCM Group is a holding company of Forex Capital Markets Limited, and regulated in 3 countries.
  • Forex Capital Markets Limited ("FXCM LTD") is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) with registration number 217689. 
  • FXCM Australia Pty. Limited ("FXCM AU") is regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (AISC), AFSL 309763.
  • FXCM South Africa (PTY) Ltd Ltd is an authorized Financial Services Provider and is regulated by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSC) under registration number 46534.

Why did FXCM get banned?

On February 6, 2017, FXCM was banned from operating in the U.S. after the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) found the retail currency broker had defrauded their retail forex customers.
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.
74.74% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with FXCM.
You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.