How is margin on opened positions calculated? And what does this represent?
With FXDD a client has one account in US dollars for all positions. Margin requirement is calculated at the time when the position is placed. So margin remains the same if additional positions are not added.
An account balance is maintained in real time. The required margin is calculated in USD real time. Margin on Back Office represents the initial margin requirement for that position(s), as well as the liquidation level on the account. For specific calculations, on currency pairs margin levels, please send an email to our Support Department.
How does the demo account compare to a live account?
The demo accounts for our platforms are intended to offer you an opportunity to become familiar with the software and to be able to ask general questions about their use. Please note there are important distinctions between demo and live accounts. The pricing on the demo platforms, while indicative of live pricing, is not a mirror image of what you will see if you sign-up for a live account. The pricing and spreads are indicative and should give you a good feeling for how a live account would function. Liquidations performed in demo accounts are based off the MetaTrader balance while live account liquidations are calculated off the Back Office figure.
Using our Report Viewer, FXDD account holders can access their personalized back office statement at any time. Your MetaTrader 4 login and password can be used to login to your report viewer, which will give you a live snapshot of your account statement at any time, including your back office margin. When you enter your MT4 login in the report viewer, make sure you include the prefix 4MT. For example, if your account number is 123456, the Report Viewer login would be 4MT123456. Use the following link to access our report viewer:fxlive1.fxdd.com:3871/c/reportviewer/login/startReportViewer.
The Mini's smaller contract size:: allows for familiarization with the FXDD trading platform; offers experience with FXDD's superior execution assists with the learn curve when new to trading in the forex markets; thereby reducing risk. . The Mini account also leverages the same tight spreads as a Standard account. There is no initial required minimum deposit. With a Mini account a trader typically trades lots of 10,000 units of the base currency. It is possible, however, to trade larger lot sizes in a mini account, subject to available margin.
Metaquotes offers a free API for the MetaTrader 3 version. Although, the API is available to the general public. Trading through an API normally falls under certain terms and conditions. Please review the API. If considering using the API with live accounts, we suggest that you contact our
to ensure we understand your project.
Once your IRA custodial account is opened, you will need to fill-out all of our standard opening applications and documents and submit them to your custodial company. The custodian will complete your application and will make adjustments, such as change the account from being in your name to Entrust Admin FBO ____________, as needed. Upon completing your forms, the custodial firm will forward all of the paperwork to FXDD. FXDD will open your IRA as a regular account. Deposits or withdrawals may not be made directly into this trading account. Deposits and withdrawals must be done through your selected custodian. If you have specific questions regarding IRA's, please speak directly with your custodian.
What information do I need to set up a corporate account?
Click here to see what information we require to set-up your personal account. Please note, that independent corporations will require different forms. For assistance with this process contact an FXDD representative at 1.866.FOR.FXDD or email or
Our online account application form allows you to complete and sign all necessary documents online. The exception is that you must provide two forms of ID, if you are not a resident of the USA. You may also print, scan and email documents to our
, fax the forms to: 212-937-3845 or mail to the following address:
New Accounts Department
7 World Trade Center
New York, NY 10007
Does FXDD publish quarterly account numbers in accordance with the CFTC's regulation?
Yes, FXDD publishes a Quarterly Retail Forex Customer Account Disclosure. Please see below:
Total Non-Discretionary Accounts
% of Profitable Accounts
% of Non-Profitable Accounts
*PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS.
** Pursuant to Section 5.18(i) of the Regulation of Off-Exchange Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions and Intermediaries, computations that result in a zero number shall be considered a retail Forex account that was not profitable.
If there hasn't been any trades executed in your account within any given quarter (i.e., every 90 days), your account will be subject to a dormant account administrative fee (the "Fee"). The Fee will be equal to the lesser of the remaining balance in your account or $15. If your account is assessed the Fee and your account balance is reduced to zero (0), your account will not incur any further inactivity fees.
You can get ready to start trading Forex now. FXDD provides free Forex education for various types of traders. If you want to switch brokers, moving your account from another broker is easy, and you can quickly fund your account and start trading your favorite currency pair once funds deposit in your account. Would you like to try a demo account? You can trade virtual currency pairs and see how your strategy stacks up. FXDD has software that can suit an FX trader's needs—from the novice to the professional. You can use MetaTrader 4, Mirror Trader or JForex and take advantage of our mobile Forex trading platforms. You can get informed about the Forex markets by watching our video series and reading our blog for technical and fundamental analysis that can help you find new trends in the Forex markets.
You may check FXDirectDealer, LLC's (FXDD's) registration and that of its Associated Persons by visiting the NFA's Background Affiliation Status Information Center (BASIC) atwww.nfa.futures.org. *During normal market conditions. The spreads are not fixed and may fluctuate with market volatility. Click here to see our spread chart.
FXDirectDealer, LLC ("FXDD") (CICI 54930058T8RTMEHB3094) is a registered introducing broker NFA # 0397435
HIGH RISK WARNING: Foreign exchange trading carries a high level of risk that may not be suitable for all investors. Leverage creates additional risk and loss exposure. Before you decide to trade foreign exchange, carefully consider your investment objectives, experience level, and risk tolerance. You could lose some or all of your initial investment; do not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. Educate yourself on the risks associated with foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent financial or tax advisor if you have any questions.
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