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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2 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.