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I just found out (fxcm mailing list) that micro lot trading is available to all new FXCM Trading Station II accounts. When trading with FXCM LLC, a trader’s maximum leverage is still 50:1. However, with micro (1k) lots, traders now have access to a greater range of trade sizes, providing more control and flexibility.

The leverage sucks, but what can you do this is the rule with all US brokers.

I used to trade with FXCM’s Trading Station II but I stopped as I got more and more into MT4 and automated trading. I’m curious to hear some feedback from Trade Station II traders though. How is the platform now? What do you think?

Alan





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4 Responses to “FXCM Now Offers Micro Lots in Standard Accounts”

  1. trading forex platform Says:

    Yeah it is not a good news for the US traders. The low leverage requires higher deposits in order to make a decent trading, also the returns are very slow and low.

  2. admin Says:

    Sadly yes. It means there is a barrier to entry for potential traders with low funds.

    The only realistic option at this point is to trade with regulated OFFSHORE brokers – ie non US based. Some offshore brokers will still offer crazy leverage like 400:1. In some cases if used wisely the higher leverage is a good thing as you can better fine tune your market exposure.

  3. Sean Says:

    It is so important to have a broker that we can start with low investment because not everyone is rich enough to begin with larger deposit. I mostly prefer starting with very low amount and fortunately, it is completely supported by my broker OctaFX, they have excellent conditions where I can start off with just 5 USD and still get endless benefits and advantages so it’s just fabulous to be part of such amazing company which treats all customers equally.

  4. jordan Says:

    Hello, can someone simply explain what lot size can i use with a $400 US mini account, in terms of the leverage (if its 1:50, or 1:100, etc ? And how much would that be per pip ?

    I was using the mt4 tester and notice I was stopped out on a test with only $500 in it. But the loss displayed was only a mere $64. So if all that $436 is left back, so how come the account was stooped out so soon ?

    Thanks for any input. And yes I have read up and am a newbie, but I cannot understand the information that most sites provide about the leverage.

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