FOREX.com combines first-mover innovation with true staying power. In 2001 we introduced independent traders to the boundless potential in the global currency markets. A decade after launching, we are still a leader in the forex industry globally.
Trusted market leader and stable partner
At FOREX.com you’re trading with a strong, reputable partner, one who delivers premium products and services and can afford to invest continually in your success. Our parent company, GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP) is listed on The New York Stock Exchange. As a global, publicly traded company, GAIN must meet the highest standards of corporate governance, financial reporting and disclosure. Learn more about FOREX.com’s financial stability and strength.
Strong regulatory framework
A market leader in currency trading and related markets, we have supported over 200,000 traders in over 180 countries globally. In the US, FOREX.com is regulated by the National Futures Association (NFA) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). We’re also regulated in five other jurisdictions worldwide, and our global footprint includes offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney and Seoul.
Ultra-competitive pricing and superior execution
We’re proud to serve our customers as a market maker. We firmly believe this is a superior model for currency traders, as it allows us to deliver the best combination of low trading costs, quality trade executions, and unparalleled customer service – the core factors of trading success.
Premium trading tools and resources
We continuously challenge ourselves to provide our customers with the best tools and resources to help them succeed in the global markets. We empower our customers’ ability to succeed with access to FOREX.com’s exclusive market research, our award winning proprietary trading platform FOREXTrader PRO, our unique MetaTrader offering and much more.
Our pricing is ultra-competitive, reliable and fully transparent. We’ve spent over a decade investing in technology and building a deep liquidity network of bank trading partners, so that we can consistently quote tight spreads, in most market conditions. View our live spreads.
Opportunity for price improvement
When the market moves in your favor, our trading technology automatically passes along the savings by executing your trade at a better price. And we’re successful at it: in 2011, 100% of limit orders were executed at the requested price or better, with 65% of those limit orders receiving price improvement.
Superior execution quality
Quality of trade execution can impact trading returns as much as tight spreads. At FOREX.com, we’ve automated every aspect of the trade process, with the goal of ensuring your trades are executed as fast as possible at the price you expect – or a better one. In January 2011 we began publishing our monthly Execution Scorecard to hold ourselves publicly accountable for delivering consistently great trade executions on all our FOREXTrader platforms.
Market maker advantage
We are proud to serve our customers as a market maker. We firmly believe this model allows us to deliver the best combination of low trading costs, quality trade executions and great customer service.
Despite what some of our competitors may claim, being a market maker doesn’t mean that we pick and choose which trades to accept, or that our trading desk can adjust the price or the execution speed of your trade. We operate in a highly regulated environment, with strong oversight into trading practices and execution. We quote a price that you can trade, and we execute your trades quickly and accurately, providing a level of price certainty that few brokers can compete with.
We stand behind every trade
Perhaps most importantly, we stand behind each and every trade. One of the primary benefits of dealing directly with FOREX.com is that we’re fully accountable for every execution – as a market maker, we don’t outsource that responsibility to a third party. If you ever have any questions or concerns post-trade, we’ll address it directly.
For over a decade, we’ve been investing in technology to build a world-class technology infrastructure and high performance trading tools for our customers. We’ve also automated every aspect of the trade process, with the goal of delivering speed and optimal execution in all market conditions. As a result, today we are a reliable partner for traders from over 160 countries.
- Over 39 million trades processed globally in 2011
- Over 150,000 trades routinely processed on a daily basis
- Over 1.4 million mobile trades processed in 2011
We offer multiple trading platforms to suit all types of traders.
- FOREXTrader PRO: Our proprietary, award-winning platform optimized for forex traders offers advanced tools and high performance. FOREXTrader PRO is available as a desktop application, a browser-based interface (for Mac or PC), or native apps for iPad, iPhone, and Android.
- MetaTrader 4: Our fully customized version of MT4 includes automated order rules, advanced order functionality, and FOREX.com’s exclusive research & commentary. It’s fully loaded, always in sync – all from a single download.
- GTX – Forex ECN: Our innovative Forex ECN offers professional FX traders and high net worth individuals a commission-based, independent platform with client-to-client trading capability.
We also provide a range of premium trading tools to help you identify trading opportunities. From market leading charting packages, to third party analysis tools, streaming news and expert research from our global research team, our tools are useful for all types of traders.
Safety of customer deposits
All customer deposits are kept separate from our own operating funds and distributed across a global network of custodian banks. Every bank we use holds an investment-grade rating and is monitored as per the guidelines set by the Risk Committee of GAIN‘s Board of Directors.
Our Negative Balance Protection policy ensures you’ll never lose more than you’ve deposited, up to $50,000. We’re unique among the competition in offering this protection.
Strong regulatory framework: GAIN Capital Group, LLC is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA).
Other regulators of our affiliates:
- Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the UK
- Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan
- Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in HK
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in Australia
- Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)