FXCM Reports Spread Data for 2015

March 2, 2016

FXCM Inc., a leading online provider of foreign exchange (FX) trading and related services, today reported its worldwide average spread data on a few of its top currency pairs.

The data was compiled using the average spread for FXCM standard accounts1 during peak market trading hours2 as well as non-peak trading hours3. FXCM also looked at the percentage of time spreads were .1 pip or less, at any time of the day.

EUR/USD Spread Averaged 0.3 during Peak Trading Hours in 2015 
EUR/USD Spread .1 or less 8.32% in 2015

1 - An FXCM Standard Account using FXCM's no dealing desk execution. FXCM's Standard Account offers a transparent pricing model, made up of low, competitive commissions and super-tight spreads. An FXCM client trades on the direct quotes FXCM receives from its liquidity providers with no hidden markups, with transparent commissions which start as low as $0.40 per 10k lot. In instances where clients use additional services, markups may be applied. The Standard account has a $2,000 open account minimum.

2- Peak trading hours defined as 1am EST — 1pm EST from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, excluding weekends.

3- Non-Peak trading hours defined as 1pm EST — 1am EST from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, excluding weekends.

4- Commissions shown in trade cost calculations represent accounts with a base currency of USD and are for most standard account holders. However, FXCM does offer discounted commissions at various levels for high-volume traders trading over $50 million in notional volume monthly or with account balances of over $25K.

Average Spread During Peak Trading Hours: (1am EST — 1pm EST from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, excluding weekends)

EUR/USD

*75% of EUR/USD orders and volume in 2015 across all FXCM entities were traded during Peak Trading Hours.

USD/JPY

GBP/USD

AUD/USD

Average Spread during Non-Peak Trading Hours: (1pm EST — 1am EST from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, excluding weekends)

EUR/USD

USD/JPY

GBP/USD

AUD/USD

PERCENTAGE OF TIME SPREADS WERE LESS THAN .1

EUR/USD

USD/JPY

GBP/USD 

AUD/USD

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