Launched in 2001 and a subsidiary of GAIN Capital Holdings, Forex.com is able to benefit from the might of one of the world’s largest financial companies. Indeed, because it’s flanked by GAIN GTX - a fully independent FX ECN for hedge funds and institutions and GAIN Securities a licensed US broker dealer, this site has developed a reputation as one of the industry’s top Forex brokers.
More than 200,000 traders from over 180 countries uses Forex.com which has allowed them to open up office in New York, New Jersey, London, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul, creating a truly global product.
Forex.com’s Special FX:
To help develop a trader’s skills or to simply augment those already in place, Forex.com has a team of market strategists on hand to build them a trading plan. Based on their particular needs, level of skill and budget, these industry experts will help Forex.com clients make the greatest gains possible.
Beyond Forex.com’s planning service, traders can benefit from personalised tutorials, ongoing support and access to exclusive market commentary through its online platform. Moreover, weekly live trading sessions with Forex.com’s research team allows both novices and seasoned traders to discuss current trends, swap trading strategies and analyse the best moves to make in current market conditions.
Forex.com offers three trading platforms which will appeal to a broad range of investors:
FOREXTrader: This is a fully customisable platform that can be accessed either online through a downloadable desktop app or via a mobile device.
Typical spreads on this account range from 1.3 pips on currency pairs such as EUR/GBP, to 1.4 pips on USD/JPY and 35.0 pips on more exotic pairs such XAU/USD. To help increase a trader’s chance of success, this platform gives users the ability to access real-time charting via Autochartist; thus making it easier to spot trends and fluctuations in the market.
MetaTrader 4: Recognised as the industry standard when it comes to Forex trading, MT4 doesn’t inhibit trades with third-party bridges. Moreover, if they’re a qualified client (basically if they have an extensive trading history) they can benefit from free EA hosting. On top of this, Forex.com’s MT4 platform contains a select of independent charting tools to help find patterns and predict changes in the market.
GTX-Forex ECN: This Electronic Communication Network is fully independent and reserved for institutions and professional traders, giving them uninterrupted access to the FX market.