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Forex com - GAIN Capital Forex Market Trading

Company
Name of the Broker Forex com - GAIN Capital Forex Market Trading-
Broker
Accounts
Demo account link
Live account link
Ratings
Overall Rating 8-
Safety of funds 8-
Software ease of use 7-
Tools and resources 7-
Set-up process 7-
Customer support 7-
Timeliness of application 7-
Funding options 7-
General
Dealing desk/NDD
Minimum account size 0-
Max leverage 100:1-
Application processing time 1-2 business days-
Fixed spreads no-
Fractional pips yes-
Automated trading yes-
Offer options no-
News and Charts
Free charts yes-
Free charts with broker feed yes-
Premium charts w/feed yes-
Trading off charts no-
News yes-
Economic calendar yes-
Applications and Usability
Integrated charts yes-
Integrated news no-
Margin watcher yes-
Trailing stops yes-
Web based application yes-
Downloadable application yes-
MT4 available yes-
Training video available yes-
Usability of software (1=poor, 5=very good) yes-
Courses and Webinars
Free training signals no-
Webinars yes-
Beginner course yes-
Intermediate course yes-
Advanced course yes-
Help and Support
Phone Support 1.877.FOREXGO (367.3946)-
Live Chat Live Chat-
Email support Email Support-
Other Details
CFTC/NFA member yes-
FSA (London) no-
Other (by whom) -
Segregated account available no-
Segregated account standard no-
Client funds held separate from operating funds yes-
Balance sheet available no-
NFA member page -

Who Forex.com is ideal for:

Forex.com is a great all around platform and company and is suitable for most retail traders. They also have ForexPro accounts that offer larger and more active traders with tighter spreads.

Who Forex.com is NOT ideal for:

Traders looking to start with less than $250.

Forex.com Basic Details

Forex.com, which is owned and operated by Gain Capital Group, is a well established and well capitalized forex dealer member that has been in operation since 1999. In 2008, they were the Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities readers’ choice pick of Top Forex Brokerage and won the award for Best Retail Platform by Profit Loss magazine.

Forex.com also offers clients 5 different trading platforms to place their forex trades on including MetaTrader, a downloadable and customizable platform called ForexTrader, a java based platform, a web based platform and a mobile trading platform.  For information on how to place trades on each platform, please visit Forex.com Tutorials

Education Available at Forex.com

Forex.com has a comprehensive education section which includes:

  • Forex Webinars
  • Local Workshops
  • Trading Courses
  • Video Tutorials
  • New Trader Mentoring
  • Coaching

Spreads

Forex.com offers tight spreads and fractional pip pricing to all clients. The larger the traders account size is, the tighter the spreads become.  Once clients reach the ForexPro level, which starts at $10,000 in your trading account spreads tighten about a ½ pip across the majors

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