Major Sponsor of Automated Trading Championship 2008

About the Company

FXCM, one of the largest and most financially powerful forex brokers in the world, provides No Dealing Desk trading execution to over 100,000 live accounts trading through its multiple platforms — including MetaTrader 4. With No Dealing Desk execution, FXCM eliminates any conflict of interest between broker and trader, and ensures that there is no dealer intervention in trades, thus differentiating itself from other MetaTrader brokers. Each of its clients’ trades is executed back to back with one of the world's leading banks or financial institutions as they compete to stream their best bid and ask prices, with spreads as low as 1 pip, to FXCM.

The FXCM Group has over US$100,000,000 in firm capital, and as of January 2008, there was in excess of $700 million in customer funds trading on its platforms. These platforms execute an average of 4,000,000 trades each month for clients in 200 countries around the world. With trading volume of $350 billion monthly, FXCM may be the largest single source of retail currency trades in the world. Its trading platforms have been tested in all market conditions, and routinely handle about 200,000 trades per day, averaging 2,900,000 orders each month.

As a vocal advocate of foreign exchange regulation and increased investor protection, FXCM is regulated in all major forex regulatory jurisdictions. It is a registered Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA). FXCM meets all financial requirements for the regulatory authorities in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong.

FXCM’s 6 offices around the world provide trading support from native speakers of more than a dozen languages, many of which are supported 24 hours a day. FXCM also offers clients an extensive suite of free forex trading signals through DailyFX+. These signals provide over 100 trading ideas for almost every trading style and market condition, every day.

FXCM has received numerous awards from the investment community, including “Best Currency Broker” from Shares, “Best Retail Foreign Exchange Platform” from FX Week and “Best Foreign Exchange Specialist” from Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities.

FXCM has a 24-hour-a-day, 7 days a week LIVE support – Phone, IM, and E-mail. Sign up for a free practice account now!

Products Offered

Self-Trading Accounts

Investment Programs

  • Multi-strategy
  • Dollar Bull/Bear Indexes

Automated Trading

  • Forex System Selector

Non-USD Accounts

  • EUR
  • GBP
  • CAD
  • JPY
  • AUD
  • NZD

Trading From Charts

  • Placing trades directly from the charts

No Dealing Desk

  • Transparent and fair execution. Every trade is executed back to back with one of the world's premier banks or financial institutions, which compete to provide FXCM with bid and ask prices. The best spreads available to FXCM are streamed to you with a small markup, which is generally one pip or less for major currency pairs.

Fractional Pip Pricing

  • FXCM offers prices in tenths of a pip to provide lower spreads for popular currency pairs.

MetaTrader 4

  • All of the features of MetaTrader 4, plus the benefits of trading with one of the largest and most financially secure Forex Dealer Members.

$50,000 Practice Trading Account

  • You can test and evaluate trading strategies with no risk. You can access FXCM's Client Services staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Systems Trading Department oversees strategy development and automation, both for clients and the Managed Accounts program at FXCM. Having developed the software and infrastructure upon which it currently runs, they also provide the monitoring and maintenance on a 24-hour basis. In addition to handling Managed Accounts' systems, they facilitate the hosting of automated client strategies as well as providing support for clients on product implementation using the various FXCM APIs available.

Education - is another major area of emphasis at FXCM. Over the years, the FXCM Education Department has developed several beginner- to expert-level currency trading courses, and enrolls almost a thousand new traders each month. FXCM recently added 15 free instructional videos to its Web site; they attracted over a quarter-million views in their first six months.

DailyFX.com, FXCM’s free news website, is one of the world’s leading news and information sources for the currency trading community. With a wide international audience, it attracts over 4 million page views a month. DailyFX analysts produce 10 to 20 articles and reports every day on the latest changes in the currency market, providing timely technical analyses and a close examination of promising chart formations. DailyFX.com also predicts likely market moves, explaining economic, political, and technical factors driving the market.

Other Special Features:

  • Economic Calendar: a complete release schedule of news events coming out of the G-10 countries, with sort and filter capabilities to rank each by their importance and impact on specific currencies.
  • Forum: The DailyFX.com Forum is a serious online forum that avoids the “market noise” and irrelevant personal commentary that plague many forex blogs and forums. DailyFX continues to keep the DailyFX.com Forum the place where real traders go to talk about serious trading.
  • Free Charts: free forex charts for beginning, intermediate, and expert traders, complete with live currency quotes.
  • Live rates: live currency rates around the clock.
  • Economic Countdown: watch the clock tick down to enter the market and actively trade in fast-moving market conditions. When the countdown reaches zero, the economic announcement will be published on DailyFX.com. Within minutes, DailyFX.com Analysts will release an in-depth examination of the event and how it may affect the currency market.

International Offices

  • New York (international HQ)
  • Plano, TX (Dallas)
  • San Francisco
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Tokyo

Regulation

FXCM Group is registered and regulated by 4 international jurisdictions, which all have separate and stringent financial requirements:

  • United States: Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and National Futures Association (NFA)
  • United Kingdom: Financial Services Association (FSA)
    Hong Kong: Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)
  • Canada, British Columbia: British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC)

Awards

FXCM (Forex Capital Markets LLC) has received numerous awards from the investment community, including “Best Currency Broker” from Shares, “Best Retail Foreign Exchange Platform” from FX Week and “Best Foreign Exchange Specialist” from Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities. FXCM has also been named “Best Forex Solution Provider” from Financial Bridges, Honorable Mention, “Best Independent Online FX Trading System” from Global Finance and FXCM was ranked #30 in the Hot 100 fastest-growing businesses in the U.S. by Entrepreneur magazine.



Forex Capital Markets LLC (FXCM)

Address: Financial Square, 32 Old Slip, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10005, USA
Phone: + 1 212 897 7660
Fax: +1 212 897 7669
http://www.fxcm.com
sales@fxcm.com