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- Website: http://www.fxopen.com
- Year founded: 2005
- Headquarters: Nevis
- Dealing type: MM, STP, DMA, ECN pricing
- Minimum deposit (MM account): $ 1
- Minimum deposit (STP account): $ 10
- Minimum deposit (ECN account): $ 100
- Minimum deposit (Micro account): $ 1
- Full listing profile: FXOpen broker profile
Is FXOpen safe?
- Investor protection: financialcommission.org
- Regulation: not regulated
- Segregated account: yes
- Guaranteed Stop Loss: no
- Negative Balance Protection: yes
Is FXOpen trusted?
- Information transparency: sufficent
- Customer service: ...
- FXOpen website: highly detailed, updated
- FXOpen popularity (by visitor count): top visited
How FXOpen works
FXOpen business model FXOpen clients receive real-time quotes from the industry's largest liquidity providers. The list of our LPs include Dresdner, SG Paris, Standard Chartered, Barclays Capital, Bank of America, CRNX, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank AG, RBS, CITI, UBS, HOTSPOT INST, GOLDMAN and LavaFX.
Terms (ECN accounts)
FXOpen executes all trading orders subject to the available liquidity. FXOpen will provide execution through the FXOpen ECN/STP trading system.
FXOpen holds the multi-currency exposure as such corresponds to all the Customer’s transactions.
The execution of the Customer’s trading order by FXOpen are based on the conditions provided by a number of Counterparties involved which may apply different trading conditions, e.g. prices, commissions, overnights, leverages etc. FXOpen shall not be obliged to apply the conditions received by the Counterparties to each particular transaction of the Customer. FXOpen may refuse to facilitate or proceed with any transactions or refuse access to the FXOpen ECN/ STP trading system at FXOpen sole discretion, as a result of any of the following:
.. Absence of liquidity.
Most types of Expert Advisors are generally allowed. The Customer agrees and acknowledges that FXOpen may in FXOpen's sole discretion disable the Customer's ability to use Expert Advisors, without any prior notice.
Execution of the Customer's Requests and Instructions 2.2. The Company executes trading orders of the Customers at the ECN/STP trading system by a technology that automatically matches buy and sell orders of incoming prices generated by all counterparties including Customers and Liquidity Providers, i.e. all Customers participate in ECN/STP trading system as price-takers as well as price-givers.
https://www.fxopen.com/en/policy# (Customer Agreement (ECN): CA_ECN_Nevis_TTECN.pdf)
FXOpen was the first broker ever to introduce a true MT ECN trading platform. ECN aggregator processes all the requests from ECN liquidity providers and gives the best real-time prices.
FXOpen ECN enables the matching of client orders against the orders of other FXOpen marketplace participants e.g. other FXOpen clients, both individual and institutional, and liquidity providers - banks, fx exchanges, other brokers. There is no conflict of interest between the clients and the broker, as the broker act only as the intermediary.
FXOpen ECN advantages:
•By aggregating the liqudity of multiple LPs and feeding the aggregated raw price further to the clients, FXOpen is able to offer tighter spreads and better execution that otherwise available to retail clients.
•The spread is floating and depends on market conditions.
•Market execution with no last look is available to all FXOpen ECN participants.
•Transparent and equal trading conditions for all clients.
Terms Micro and Standard accounts
Standard and Micro accounts - Dealing desk.
FXOpen will engage in FX contracts transactions with Customer in accordancewith Customer's oral, written or electronic instructions. FXOpen will act as the counter-party to theCustomer in all such transactions. Unless instructed by the Customer to the contrary in writing,FXOpen is authorized to execute all Orders with such counterparty banks, sophisticatedinstitutions, registered participants or FXOpen itself, as FXOpen deems appropriate.
https://www.fxopen.com/en/policy# (Customer Agreement (MM):CA_MM_Nevis.pdf)
News trading and scalping are allowed with limitations.
Scalping: 1) Stop Loss, Take Profit and Pending Orders must be placed 50 pips or more away from the current price; 2) Most of your trades must be held open for at least several minutes.
News trading: Placing, modifying or deleting pending Buy Stop and Sell Stop orders (including opposite Stop orders) is not permitted during the Freeze Time (immediately before, during and some time after news release)