Forex Spreads

Forex Spreads
SPREADS

Forex Broker Spreads

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Forex is the most traded market in the world offering numerous trading opportunities. One of the ways you pay for these opportunities is through the broker spreads, or the difference between the ask and bid prices of a tradable instrument. When the spread is tight, your trading cost reduces.

Our diverse liquidity mix and partnerships with leading banking and non-banking financial institutions for deep liquidity also plays a key role in ensuring that we consistently deliver tight spreads to our traders, starting as low as 0.0 pips.

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Indices

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Commodities

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Cryptocurrency

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Spreads Affect
Your Trades

Successful traders always keep track of any changes in the spread, basing trading decisions on such changes. Spread size plays an important role in trading, especially for scalpers and intraday traders:

High Spreads

When the difference between the ask and bid prices are higher than usual, it could either indicate a period of low liquidity or high market volatility. For instance, non-major forex pairs tend to have a higher spread than major pairs.

Low Spreads

When the difference between the ask and bid prices is lower than usual, it could indicate high liquidity or a period of low market volatility. For instance, spreads tend to be lower during the major forex sessions.

Forex Broker Spreads

Currency spreads are quoted in terms of two different prices: bid and ask price. Bid price is the price at which you can sell the base currency, while ask price is the price at which you can buy the base currency.

For example, if the bid/ask rate for the EUR/USD is 1.1251/1.1252. Here, EUR is the base currency and USD is the quote currency. This means that you can buy the EUR at a higher ask price of 1.1252 and sell it lower at the bid of 1.1251.

The difference between ask and bid price is the forex spread. In the above example, the spread in pips would be (1.1252-1.1251) = 0.0001. The pip value on USD-based pairs is identified on the 4th digit, after the decimal. This means that the final forex spread is 0.1 pips.

To calculate the total spread cost, multiply this pip value by the total number of lots traded. So, if you are trading a EUR/USD trading lot of 10,000

In case you are trading a standard lot (100,000 units of the currency)

Now, if your account is denominated in another currency, say GBP, you will need to convert that from US Dollars.

It is important for forex traders to be familiar with forex spreads, since they represent the primary cost of trading. It is an important parametre to consider when you choose a broker.

If you choose to open and trade with an FP Markets RAW ECN account, you will find some of the lowest spreads in the market. Our liquidity is sourced from some of the largest and best liquidity providers. This gives us the ability to offer you the tightest spreads, starting as low as 0.0 pips during the most liquid times, something that was previously the domain of hedge funds only. You can always check our trading conditions by opening a demo account.

Understanding High and
Low Forex Spreads

It is important to know that FX spreads can fluctuate throughout the day. This is because spreads are influenced by several factors, such as liquidity, volatility and market news. You will see that some major currency pairs like the EUR/USD, GBP/USD or USD/JPY, Which tend to have more liquidity, also have lower spreads than emerging currency pairs such as the USD/INR.

Also, liquidity can decline and spreads can widen in the days or hours leading up to major economic news events and between trading sessions.

Keep an eye on the economic calendar. Releases occur sporadically and depending on whether expectations are met or not, prices can fluctuate rapidly. If you are currently holding a position and the spread widens, you could receive a margin call. Spreads can widen considerably when the financial markets are volatile: a phenomenon known as slippage.

It is also important to understand the difference between fixed and variable spreads. Fixed spreads remain the same, no matter what the market conditions are. Variable spreads keep on changing, based on the supply and demand of the instruments and the overall market volatility.

Choosing the optimal spread type is important to bring down trading costs and is a key part of the trading strategy of any decent trader. While retail traders with smaller accounts, who trade less frequently, could benefit from fixed spreads, those who trade more frequently and during peak market hours (when the spreads are the tightest), might prefer variable spreads. Variable spreads tend to be lower than fixed spreads especially in calmer markets.

Industry Leading Low Forex Spreads

FP Markets provides variable spreads for fast trade execution, with low probability of requotes. Our feed comes from leading international financial institutions for deep liquidity, along with real-time price quotes for different tradable instruments. This allows us to offer forex spreads as low as 0.0 pips on RAW ECN accounts and 1.0 pips on Standard accounts.

FP Markets Forex Trading Accounts

Spreads

From 1.0 pips

Commission

Zero

Minimum Deposit

50 USD / EUR / GBP

Maximum Leverage

30:1

Spreads

From 0.0 pips

Commission

$3.0

Minimum Deposit

50 USD / EUR / GBP

Maximum Leverage

30:1

MetaTrader RAW ECN
Account Commission
Charges

Check our commission charges for the RAW ECN account, based on the currency denomination of your trading account. The table has been split, based on commission per lot, to make it easier for you to calculate your costs, based on trading volume.

Instrument Standard Account Raw Account
Forex & Metals Zero (Built into the spread)
Account CCY Per side Round Trip
USD $3 $6
EUR €2.75 €5.5
GBP £2.25 £4.5
Commodities Zero (Built into the spread) Zero (Built into the spread)
Indices Zero (Built into the spread) Zero (Built into the spread)
Shares Zero (Built into the spread) Zero (Built into the spread)
Cryptocurrencies Zero (Built into the spread) Zero (Built into the spread)

Trade Execution Matters

Pricing alone cannot bring results without reliable and fast execution. We offer some of the world’s best trading platforms to facilitate ultra-fast execution speeds. With the help of our advanced charting tools, numerous technical indicators, market news and insights, and real-time price charts, trading becomes an enjoyable and satisfying experience.

Download our MT4 or MT5 platform to experience trading with tight spreads and transparent commissions.

How to Check Live Forex
Spreads on the FP
Markets MT4 Platform

Right click anywhere on your chart
and select “Properties”


Click on the “Common” tab and check
the “Show Ask Line” box


Click on “OK”

Now You Can See the Bid/Ask Price for Any Instrument

Click on “View” and choose “Market Watch”


To see the spread for a particular symbol, right-click anywhere on the Market Watch window and select “Spread”


You can now see an additional column, displaying the spread for each currency pair, commodities or indices


Note that MT4 quotes spreads in MetaTrader 4 points. To find the spread in pips, you will need to divide the number by 10.

Up-to-date CFD Spreads for each underlying asset offered by the FP Markets can be found on MetaTrader 4 / MetaTrader 5 Platform. Please follow the below steps:


MT4:
On MT4 Platform go to “Market Watch” section
Right-click anywhere in Market Watch box and click “Spread”

Spreads

(Feb 2022)

Spreads on our MetaTrader 4 platform are variable, with quotes coming from major international financial institutions. During liquid times our industry-leading spreads can go as low as 0.0 pips. Our more typical spreads are listed below.

Forex Spreads

Symbol Product Standard A/c Raw ECN A/c
  Avg Min Avg
AUDCADAustralian Dollar vs Canadian Dollar201
AUDCHFAustralian Dollar vs Swiss Franc1.800.7
AUDJPYAustralian Dollar vs Japanese Yen1.700.6
AUDNZDAustralian Dollar vs New Zealand Dollar2.401.3
AUDSGDAustralian Dollar vs Singapore Dollar2.901.4
AUDUSDAustralian Dollar vs US Dollar1.400.3
CADCHFCanadian Dollar vs Swiss Franc200.9
CADJPYCanadian Dollar vs Japanese Yen2.101
CHFJPYSwiss Franc vs Japanese Yen2.601.5
CHFSGDSwiss Franc vs Singapore Dollar4.91.54.9
EURAUDEuro vs Australian Dollar2.401.3
EURCADEuro vs Canadian Dollar2.801.2
EURCHFEuro vs Swiss Franc1.800.7
EURCZKEuro vs Czech Koruna174.423.4157
EURDKKEuro vs Danish Krone18.8912.8
EURGBPEuro vs Great Britain Pound1.500.4
EURHUFEuro vs Hungarian Forint55.53.534.1
EURJPYEuro vs Japanese Yen1.600.5
EURMXNEuro vs Mexican Peso82.310.262.3
EURNOKEuro vs Norwegian Krone85.523.678
EURNZDEuro vs New Zealand Dollar3.102
EURPLNEuro vs Polish Zloty37.34.934
EURSEKEuro vs Swedish Krona87.126.481.6
EURSGDEuro vs Singapore Dollar2.901.8
EURTRYEuro vs Turkish Lira515.5103.7512.4
EURUSDEuro vs US Dollar1.300.2
EURZAREuro vs South African Rand128.623.5117.1
GBPAUDGreat Britain Pound vs Australian Dollar2.501.4
GBPCADGreat Britain Pound vs Canadian Dollar2.801.7
GBPCHFGreat Britain Pound vs Swiss Franc3.10.32
GBPDKKGreat Britain Pound vs Danish Krone33.412.627.4
GBPJPYGreat Britain Pound vs Japanese Yen2.401.3
GBPMXNGreat Britain Pound vs Mexican Peso113.129.293.1
GBPNZDGreat Britain Pound vs New Zealand Dollar4.202.7
GBPPLNGreat Britain Pound vs Polish Zloty50.411.548.9
GBPSEKGreat Britain Pound vs Swedish Krona127.356.4122.6
GBPSGDGreat Britain Pound vs Singapore Dollar4.90.73.7
GBPTRYGreat Britain Pound vs Turkish Lira618.3123.8611.3
GBPUSDGreat Britain Pound vs US Dollar1.500.4
NZDCADNew Zealand Dollar vs Canadian Dollar2.601.5
NZDCHFNew Zealand Dollar vs Swiss Franc2.401.3
NZDJPYNew Zealand Dollar vs Japanese Yen2.201.1
NZDSGDNew Zealand Dollar vs Singapore Dollar3.40.62.3
NZDUSDNew Zealand Dollar vs US Dollar1.800.6
USDCADUS Dollar vs Canadian Dollar1.500.4
USDCHFUS Dollar vs Swiss Franc1.700.5
USDCNHUS Dollar vs Chinese Yuan1.700.6
USDCZKUS Dollar vs Czech Koruna12014.2102.6
USDDKKUS Dollar vs Danish Krone16.7310.7
USDHKDUS Dollar vs Hong Kong Dollar7.236.1
USDHUFUS Dollar vs Hungarian Forint49.72.628.3
USDINRUS Dollar vs Indian Rupee0.220.10.12
USDJPYUS Dollar vs Japanese Yen1.400.3
USDKRWUS Dollar vs Korean Won0.70.40.68
USDMXNUS Dollar vs Mexican Peso57.84.447.8
USDNOKUS Dollar vs Norwegian Krone69.5361
USDPLNUS Dollar vs Polish Zloty32.24.228.5
USDSEKUS Dollar vs Swedish Krona76.520.467.8
USDSGDUS Dollar vs Singapore Dollar2.401.3
USDTHBUS Dollar vs Thai Baht280.8178.8260.8
USDTRYUS Dollar vs Turkish Lira256.736.3254.2
USDZARUS Dollar vs South African Rand70.3057.4

Metal Spreads

Symbol Product Standard A/c Raw ECN A/c
  Avg Min Avg
XAGAUD Silver vs Australian Dollar 0.04 0.02 0.03
XAGEUR Silver vs Euro 0.02 0.02 0.02
XAGUSD Silver vs US Dollar 0.02 0 0.01
XAUAUD Gold vs Australian Dollar 0.65 0.29 0.49
XAUEUR Gold vs Euro 0.46 0.14 0.28
XAUUSD Gold vs US Dollar 0.31 0 0.13

Indices Spreads

Symbol Product   Standard A/c
    Min Avg
AUS200 Australia 200 Index vs Australian Dollar Cash 1.2 1.4
CHINA50 China A50 Index vs US Dollar Cash 1 7.7
EURO50 Euro 50 Index vs Euro Cash 2 2
FRA40 CAC 40 Index vs Euro Cash 3.8 3.9
GER30 German 30 Index vs Euro Cash 0.4 1.8
HK50 Hang Seng Index vs Hong Kong Dollar Cash 1 6.8
JP225 Japan 225 Index vs Japanese Yen Cash 5.5 6.8
UK100 UK100 Index vs Great Britain Pound Cash 1.1 1.5
US100 US Tech 100 Index vs US Dollar Cash 1.5 1.7
US30 US 30 Index vs US Dollar Cash 0 1.9
US500 US 500 Index vs US Dollar Cash 0 0.6
USDX USD Index Basket vs US Dollar Future 0.05 0.05
VIX VIX Index Cash vs US Dollar Future 0.1 0.1

CFD Commodities (MT4/MT5)

Symbol Product   Standard A/c
    Min Avg
WTIWest Texas Intermediate Crude Oil vs US Dollar Future0.040.04
XBRUSDBrent Crude Oil vs US Dollar Cash0.030.05
XNGUSDNatural Gas vs US Dollar Cash0.0240.03
XPDUSDPalladium vs US Dollar Cash15.922.94
XPTUSDPlatinum vs US Dollar Cash5.156.67
XTIUSDWest Texas Intermediate Crude Oil vs US Dollar Cash0.020.04
COCOACocoa vs US Dollar Cash0.632.48
COFFEEUS Coffee vs US Dollar Future2.252.33
CORNCorn vs US Dollar Cash1.672.09
SOYBEANSSoybeans vs US Dollar Cash1.382.12
WHEATWheat vs US Dollar Cash1.392.12

Cryptocurrency Spreads

Symbol Product   Standard A/c
    Min Avg
ADAUSD Cardano vs US Dollar 0.0199 0.0206
BCHUSD Bitcoin Cash vs US Dollar 4.04 4.24
BTCUSD Bitcoin vs US Dollar 9.13 20.33
DOGUSD Dogecoin vs US Dollar 0.0021 0.0021
DOTUSD Polkadot vs US Dollar 0.0382 0.048
EOSUSD EOS vs US Dollar 0.0038 0.0197
ETHUSD Etherium vs US Dollar 4 4.68
LNKUSD Chainlink vs US Dollar 0.0327 0.0387
LTCUSD Litecoin vs US Dollar 0.3 2.83
RPLUSD Ripple vs US Dollar 0.0026 0.0034
XLMUSD Stellar vs US Dollar 0.0023 0.0023
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