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Welcome to the FXCM algorithmic trading community. All levels are welcome whether you are new to algo trading and want to learn where to start or are a seasoned algo trader. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76.88% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Help me to choose a broker -- Oanda, FXCM, forex.com, FXDD
Hi all, I posted this thread on a Forex forum, I re-post it here hoping to get more advice. I live in China, and I'm a newbie to Forex trading. I plan to deposit 5,000 USD to experiment Forex trading after I get used to the demo account. After I'm OK with 5K USD, I may invest not less than 10K. I'm struggling to choose a broker, here are my criteria, 1, Allow hedging. I'm 100% wanting this. Indeed I'm not going to hedge the same amount of money at the same time to earn quick money (which is often used in big news event). What I want to do is, I have a long term position which will be there for several weeks, then I do some short term positions (intraday or several days). That's possible that I have two positions in two directions at the same time. 2, Money safety. During my Googling, I found that some brokers close a trader's account just because he/she earns too much money. 3, 100:1 leverage. 50:1 is not too bad but 100:1 gives me more flexibility. 4, Prefer to NDD (ECN or STP), but DD and MM is acceptable if money safety is guaranteed. 5, Regulates with NFA or FCA. 6, Support depositing using credit card. This is cheapest way for me, at least cheaper than wire transfer. 7, Easy to open an account. I prefer to open an account via internet only so I don't need post a lot of certifications to the broker. The other points except 1 are tolerant, but I really want point 1 and I think it will be important to me. Now comes to the brokers I've done some research on. I've checked a little with Oanda, FXCM, forex.com, and FXDD. Oanda, the most money safety one. 50 leverage. However, it doesn't allow hedging. All other brokers in my list are not as same money safety as Oanda. FXCM, the one that's really annoying me is the margin. Why margin for a lot of EURUSD is $750? That's really weird and is not connected to the real price. Can any one explain to me? Forex.com, as big as FXCM, but in the event that ECB put down the interest to 0.25% at Nov.7 this year, a lot of Chinese traders get network error and lost money. That scared me. FXDD, not as old as Oanda, and not as big as FXCM and Forex.com, and registered in Malta... So, what's your advice of a proper broker for me? The one not on my list is OK too. Thanks EDIT: another disadvantage of Oanda is that they have 6 candles a week, but it's a trivial problem since I can use other broker's MT4 for technical analysis.
Since my personal crisis last December, I started learning to trade ForEx. Am aware of the risks involved here at the same time I see the current times as the opportunity to trade in either direction. With some funds spared, am not sure which broker to choose between Oanda or FXCM. Though I refined my learnings through Oanda, I still uncertain how secured my funds will be. For those who had tried both, which broker do you prefer between the two or you preferred another ForEx broker?
Free Forex APIs for C++ like ForexConnect from FXCM
Basically my question is the same as in the title. Are there any free APIs, that don't need a massive deposit, or massive return in the first few months of use? I want something to just try out for the time being. I want to start dabbing in Algotrading, specifically in the C++ environment. Thank you for any advice.
Limping FXCM continues to get shat on; buys CITI's forex insulting grim reaper; doesn't care
What not giving the fuck up looks like. With a cutthroat 300m loan by acadia that's more a license to gut than an emergency rescue and a fiery $426m loss for the first quarter they just so happen to decide to buy out citi's forex platform. Friday didn't give a damn about these news but todays pre at 6% might signal a good bet for today/the short term/the long term?? Edit: B)
FXCM is a very big Forex broker with plenty of thousand traders and with a high trafficked website. But you don’t hear only good things about FXCM. Quite the reverse: You hear a lot of bad things. Of course there are complaints about any (!) Forex broker but in the case of FXCM it does not look very good. FXCM offers a good selection of markets, but some other platforms do offer more. You can use FXCM to trade forex, cryptocurrency CFDs, indices, or gold. There is a total of 39 currency pairs available with FXCM, including majors and commodity pairs. FXCM forex traders regularly rank at or near the bottom of US forex trader profitability. FXCM’s scams may help shed light on why their clients perform so poorly compared to clients of other brokers. There are many, many forex brokers to choose from. Many of them operate all over the world and have a clean record with all of the regulators in ... FXCM, or Forex Capital Markets, is a UK-based broker offering forex and CFDs trading. FXCM was established in 1999 and is 100% owned by the Jefferies Financial Group, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and has a background in investment banking. FXCM provides a wide range of products, which include 39 forex pairs and over 32 CFDs. The CFDs include gold, oil, natural gas, copper, and crypto. FXCM provides direct stock trading instead of CFDs on stock. With over 20 years of experience, FXCM is one of the oldest spot forex and CFDs brokers.
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