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?


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Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 at 11:16 pm
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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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