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Variable spread forex brokers

 

Currently, the forex market offers two types of spreads – variable (floating) and fixed. Fixed spreads  offer more certainty when trading, however they are generally wider than the variable ones: while fixed spreads are usually about 2-3 pips, floating spreads often start from 0 pips depending on the broker and the market conditions. 

 

Variable spreads are getting more and more popular with both brokers and traders – being so tight  being just one of the reasons for that – but you should keep in mind one thing: during major news releases, unexpected market events, and also during the Asia session (especially before Tokyo open), floating spreads can widen significantly – sometimes even up to 50 pips. 

 

To prevent this, some brokers like Trading 212 offer capped variable spreads. By setting a maximum spread, these brokers prevent traders from suffering big losses. 

 

Below is a list of forex brokers offering variable spreads.

 

 

Variable spread forex brokers

Broker Country Regulation Platforms Min.deposit Review
US CFTC, NFA MT4, Web,
in-house
$50 Review Website
US NFA, CFTC MT4 $250 Review Website
Cyprus, UK, Mauritius CySec, FCA, FSC MT4, MT5, Web $10 Review Website
Australia ASIC MT4, MT5,
IRESSTrader
$100 Review Website
Cyprus, Australia CySec, ASIC MT4, MT5 $5 Review Website
UK, Australia, South Africa FCA, ASIC, FSCA MT4, Trading
Station,
NinjaTrader
$50 Review Website
UK, Cyprus, UAE, South Africa FCA, CySEC, DFSA, FSB MT4, MT5, FxPro
Markets,
cTrader
$100 Review Website
Cyprus CySEC MT4, MT5, Web $1 Review Website
Belize IFSC MT4, MT5 $100 Review Website
Cyprus, UK, South Africa, UAE CySec, FCA, FSCA, DFSA MT4, MT5, Web $5 Review Website
Cyprus, UK CySEC, FCA MT4, MT5 $1 Review Website
UK, Cyprus, Dubai FCA, CySEC, DFSA MT4, MT5, Web,
PrimeTrader
$100 Review Website
Australia, UK ASIC, FCA MT4, MT5,
cTrader
$200 Review Website
UK FCA MT4, Web, MT4
for Mac
$100 Review Website
UK FCA MT5 $5 Review Website
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