FXCM is a scam? What a joke!

I love how everyone says FXCM is so bad. They are only the biggest name going in FOREX, with about 200 million dollars in capital. All you people who say FXCM is a scam, "oh, they took all my money", they stop hunt, trade against you, you are all a joke. Can you say NOOBS? This is FOREX. This is the biggest market in the world, it is the most unregulated market in the world, it is also the most leveraged and volatile market in the world. This is the wild west of investing, and if you can't handle it, maybe you go hide under the covers of your bed where its nice and safe and warm. My advice: get a second job, it's not safe out here and it's not for the faint of heart. It's not for the quick-buck artist, or those who want to "get rich quick". I have pesonally both made and lost money doing the forex thing, mainly with FXCM, and a little with CMS Forex before FXCM came out with their mobile version. Nothing I've seen in my few years of trading had led me to believe either of these companys are scams in any way. In fact, FXCM gives out free advice and training if you have a live account with them. Not bad. Forex is very similar to stocks in that you don't go looking for trading oppurtunities, you wait for them to come to you. Example: The BP oil spill. As all the sheep were busy dumping their stock, I was scooping it up at a bargain price. There is a reason that these companies trade against their customers, why shouldn't they, when the majority is always wrong? FXCM will be the first to tell you, too. It's called the Speculative Sentiment Index or SSI. They update it twice a day, and even advise you which direction to trade. Is it their fault people go against their advice? I thought it was a free country. I'm with Oanda now, as their ability to trade any unit size gives unparalelled flexibilty.

Chad Kruger, Forexrealm 2010-08-12

FXCM Forex Capital Markets review

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Headquarters:
Financial Square 32 Old Slip, New York, NY 10005.

Country: United States

Regulated by:
USA: CFTC, NFA # 0308179
Canada : PartyID # 182963
Hong Kong: SFC CE # AIM232
Great Britain: FSA # 217689
France: registered with ACP

Branches:
FXCM UK
FXCM Australia
FXCM Japan
FXCM Asia (Hong Kong)

Trader's rate 4
Editor's rate 4.9

FXCM Basic Account:

minimum deposit: $50

minimum lot size: 1k (micro lot)

maximum leverage: 1:400

 

FXCM Premium Account (10k):

minimum deposit: $2000

minimum lot size: 10k

maximum leverage: 1:200 

 

FXCM Dealing models:

STP (NDD) or MM on Metatrader, FXCM Trading Station

ECN on Active Trader platform

 

FXCM Spread:

Variable spread, from 0.7 pip on EUR/USD 

 

FXCM Deposit/Withdrawal methods

Bank Wire, Credit card,  Paper Cheque 

 

FXCM Trading Platforms:

FXCM Trading Station, Metatrader, Active Trader (Currenex), Mirror Trader

 

Extra Services:

Signals from Zulutrade and Tradency

 

Website: FXCM.co.uk



FXCM is probably the biggest forex broker on the global market (or at least one of the biggest): currently it has with more than 203,000 active tradable accounts and 203,000 people can't be wrong now, can they? 

 
You are probably wondering how did we get this data and the answer to that is simple: FXCM gave it to us – and to anyone else interested. In order to maintain transparency of operations, the company has introduced FXCM Financials – a site where anyone can see the broker's balance sheets, income statements, EBITDA details, customer equity, etc. 
 
By now you must have guessed that transparency and investor protection are super important for FXCM. The broker is registered with the FSA (UK), the NFA (USA), SFC (Hong Kong), ASIC (Australia), FSA (Japan), and ACP (France). 
 
With a minimum initial deposit requirement of $50 and leverage of up to 1:400 for Micro accounts, FXCM is a good broker for beginners. It also offers a huge selection of educational resources such as trading tutorials, video library, articles, analyses, forums, webinars, etc. Most of these are found on the DailyFX site, maintained by FXCM. 
 
The broker offers two sets of spreads, depending on whether you opt in for a dealing desk or no dealing desk account. The DD spreads are significantly lower, while the NDD spreads levitate around the industry averages. Price improvement (e.g. positive slippage) is available. 
 
Traders can choose between three account types – Basic, Premium and Active Trader – and three platforms: FXCM Trade Station, Metatrader 4 (MT4), and Active Trader. Automated trading is available through ZuluTrade and Mirror Trader. 
 
FXCM customers who want to recommend the broker to their friends and family are encouraged to do so, and are then rewarded through the broker's Refer-A-Friend program.