6 Asset Classes - 16 Trading Platforms - Over 300 Instruments
6 Asset Classes - 16 Trading Platforms - Over 300 Instruments
Yes, you do. In order to start trading and to be able to make withdrawals from your account, your account has to be validated, therefore you must provide a recent utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas, water, phone, oil, Internet and/or cable TV connection) or bank account statement not older than 3 months, and confirming your registered address.
As a regulated company, we operate in accordance with our internal procedures which are designed to comply with all legislative and regulatory requirements. These procedures involve the collection of adequate documentation from our clients with regards to KYC (Know Your Client), including the collection of a valid ID card and a recent (within 6 months) utility bill or bank account statement that confirms the address the client has registered with.
Yes, you can. It is preferable, however, to use the same personal details as for your other trading account(s). You can register for an additional account in the Members Area with 1 click. Kindly note that the maximum number of accounts allowed per client is 8.
No, your new account will be validated automatically, as long as you will use the same personal /contact details as for your previous account.
If you wish to update your email address or your residential address, please send an email to email@example.com from your registered email address, along with your new proof of address.
It is simple and quick. Click Open a Real Account, fill in the form and upon completion you will receive an email with your login details that you can use to log in to our secure Members Area. Here you will be able to fund your trading account by clicking the Deposits tab in the main menu. If you are already an XM Real Account holder you can open an additional account in the Members Area.
In case you fill out all details correctly, it takes less than 5 minutes.
We offer the following trading account types:
MICRO: 1 micro lot is 1,000 units of the base currency
STANDARD: 1 standard lot is 100,000 units of the base currency
ZERO: 1 standard lot is 100,000 units of the base currency
For further details, please click here.
It is $5 for MICRO and STANDARD accounts, while for ZERO accounts it is $100.
We offer MICRO trading accounts, where 1 micro lot (pip) is equal to 10 USD cents. However, your deposit is always visible in the actual amount, e.g. if you deposit 100 USD, your trading account balance will be 100 USD.
XM offers MICRO and STANDARD accounts. However, you can obtain mini lot size trades (10000 units) by reducing your standard account volume to 0,1 (0,1 x 100000 units=10000 units), or by increasing your trade volume to 10 micro lots (10 x 1000 units=10000 units) in micro account type.
XM offers MICRO and STANDARD accounts, but you can obtain nano lot size trades (100 units) by reducing your trade volume to 0,1 in micro account type (1micro lot=1000 units).
Yes, we do. You can request a swap-free Islamic account by following the instructions described here.
At XM demo accounts do not have an expiry date, and so you can use them as long as you want. Demo accounts that have been inactive for longer than 90 days from the last login will be closed. However, you can open a new demo account at any time. Please note that maximum 8 active demo accounts are allowed.
It is not possible to change the base currency of your account, however you can open a new account at any time and then specify your preferred base currency.
No, you cannot lose more than the amount you deposited. Should the slippage of a certain currency pair cause a negative balance, it will be reset automatically with your next deposit.
Please right click on any of the symbols in the Market Watch that you want to see and choose the Chart Window option. Alternatively, you can drag-and-drop any symbol in the chart window.
We offer variable spreads that can be as low as 0 pip. We have no re-quoting: our clients are given directly the market price that our system receives. You can read more about our spreads and conditions here.
Yes, we do.
We provide leverages between 1:1 – 500:1. The leverage depends on equity, so please read more details about this here.
Margin is the required amount in the base currency of the trading account needed to open or maintain a position. When trading forex, the Required/Used Margin for a specific position = Number of Lots * Contract size / Leverage. Here the result is originally calculated in the first currency of the traded pair, and then converted into the base currency of your trading account, which will be numerically displayed on your MT4, or any other trading platform.
The margin requirement for gold and silver is calculated like this: Lots * Contract Size * Market Price / Leverage. The result will be in USD, which will be converted into the base currency of your trading account (in case it is other than USD).
For CFDs, the required margin is Lots * Contract Size * Opening Price * Margin Percentage. The result will be in USD, which will be converted into the base currency of your trading account (in case it is other than USD). More details can be seen here.
Margin level is calculated with the formula Equity/Margin * 100%.
Free margin is your equity minus margin. It means the available funds that you use for opening new positions, or for maintaining existing positions.
Margin calculation formula for forex instruments is the following:
(Lots * contract size / leverage) where the result is at always in the primary currency of the symbol.
For STANDARD accounts all forex instruments have a contract size of 100 000 units. For MICRO accounts all forex instruments have a contract size of 1 000 units.
For instance, if the base currency for your trading account is USD, your leverage is 1:500 and you are trading 1 lot EURUSD, the margin will be calculated like this:
(1 * 100 000/500) = 200 Euros
Euro is the primary currency of the symbol EURUSD, and because your account is USD, the system automatically converts the 200 EUROS to USD at the actual rate.
The gold/silver margin formula is lots * contract size * market price/leverage.
The CFDs margin formula is Lots * Contract Size * Opening Price * Margin Percentage. You can read more details here.
You can read about the swap charges here.
The swap formula for all forex instruments, including gold and silver, is the following:
lots * long or short positions * point size
Here is an example for EUR/USD:
Client base currency is USD
1 lot buy EUR/USD
Long = -3.68
Because it is a buy position, the system will take the swap rate for long position, which currently is -3.68
Point size = contract size of a symbol * minimum price fluctuation
EUR/USD point size = 100 000 * 0.00001 = 1
If we apply the given numbers in the formula, it will be 1 * (-3.68) * 1 = -3.68 USD.
So for 1 lot buy EUR/USD, if the position is left overnight, the swap calculation for the client will be -3.68 USD.
Here is an example for gold:
Client base currency is USD
1 lot buy gold
Long = -2.17
Because it is a buy position, the system will take the long points, which currently is -2.17.
Point size = contract size of a symbol * minimum price fluctuation
Gold point size = 100 * 0.01 = 1
If we apply the given numbers in the formula, it will be 1 * (-2.17) * 1 = -2.17 USD.
So for 1 lot buy gold, if the position is left overnight, the swap calculation for the client will be -2.17 USD.
Please note that if the base currency of the trading account is in EUR (like in the examples above), the swap calculation will be converted from USD to EUR. The result of the swap calculation is always the secondary currency in a symbol, and the system converts it to the base currency of the trading account.
The examples provided only serve as a guide and do not reflect the current charges. Click here to view the current swap charges.
Yes, we do.
Stop loss is an order for closing a previously opened position at a price less profitable for the client than the price at the time of placing the stop loss. Stop loss is a limit point that you set to your order. Once this limit point is reached, your order will be closed. Please note that you need to leave certain distances from the current market price when you set up stop/limit orders. For further details about the distance in points for each currency pair, please view the limit and stop levels here.
Using stop loss is useful if you want to minimize your losses when the market goes against you. Stop loss points are always set below the current ASK price on BUY, or above the current BID price on SELL.
You can also view this video tutorial for a more detailed explanation.
Take profit is an order to close a previously opened position at a price more profitable for the client than the price at the time of placing the take profit. When the take profit is reached, the order will be closed. Please note that you need to leave certain distances from the current market price when you set up stop/limit orders. For further details about the distance in points for each currency pair, please view the limit and stop levels here.
You can also view this video tutorial for a more detailed explanation.
Trailing stop is a type of stop loss order. It is set at a percentage level either below the market price for LONG positions, or above the market price for SHORT positions. Kindly note that you need to leave certain distances from the current market price when you set up stop/limit orders. For more details about the distance in points for each currency pair, please view the limit and stop levels here.
View this video tutorial for a more detailed explanation.
You can access our trading signals under the menu tab Trading Signals in our Members Area. In order to download the trading signals, you need to have a validated trading account.
Amount of Base Currency*Pips= Value in Quote Currency
Value of 1 pip in EUR/USD= 1 Lot (100 000 €)*0.0001= 10 USD
Value of 1 pip in USD/CHF= 1 Lot (100 000 $)*0.0001=10 CHF
Value of 1 pip in EUR/JPY=1 Lot (100 000 €)*0.01= 1000 JPY
The numbers below are per transaction, and you can open an unlimited amount.
1 lot = 100,000
Minimum trade volume = 0.01
Maximum trade volume = 50
Trading step = 0.01
1 Lot = 1,000
Minimum trade volume = 0.1
Maximum trade volume = 100
Trading step = 0.01
Please note that the minimum lot size for trading with CFDs is 1 lot.
Yes, we do. You are free to hedge your positions on your trading account. Hedging takes place when you open a LONG and a SHORT position on the same instrument simultaneously. When you open a BUY and a SELL position on the same instrument and in the same lot size, the margin is 0.
However, when you open a BUY and a SELL position on a CFD of the same type and lot size, the margin is only needed once, and it can be seen here.
The margin of CFDs, when you are hedged, is always 50%.
Leverage is the multiplication of your balance. This allows you to open bigger trading positions since the margin required will be lowered according to the leverage you have chosen. Even though with leverage you can make a bigger profit, there is also a risk of having a bigger loss because the positions you open will be of higher volume (lot size).
Your trading capital is 10,000EUR
The leverage chosen is 100:1
For a STANDARD trading account this means 100*10,000 = 1,000,000EUR
On EURUSD long position opening at 13,055, position closing at 13,155
The difference is 0.0100 pips thus 1,000,000*0.0100 = 10,000USD this is the profit you made.
You can change the leverage under the tab My Account, and then by clicking the tab Change Leverage in our Members Area. This method of changing leverage is instant.
The profit calculation is as follows:
(Close Price-Open Price)*Lots*Contract Size
The lot size on every CFD differs. Please read more information here.
All our clients’ funds are kept in segregated European accounts with tier 1 banking institutions.
Slippages hardly ever occur if you trade with us. Sometimes, however, especially when important economic news is released, due to a sharp rise/fall in the market price, your order may be filled at a different rate than you requested.
At XM, your orders are filled at the best available market price, which may be to your benefit.
More information on the XM Execution Policy is available here.
Yes, you can, up to a maximum of 8 active trading accounts. It is preferable, however, to use the same personal details as for your other trading account(s). You can register for an additional account in the Members Area with 1 click.
Accounts with zero balance will be archived after a period of ninety (90) calendar days.
An account shall be deemed as dormant from the last day of the ninety (90) calendar days during which there has been no activity (trading/withdrawals/deposits) in the account. All remaining bonuses, promotional credits, XMPs will be automatically removed from dormant accounts.
A dormant account will be charged with a monthly fee of 5USD (five United States dollars) or the full amount of the free balance in the account if the free balance is less than 5USD (five United States dollars). There will be no charge if the free balance in the account is zero.
Open positions and pending orders stay in the system even if you log off from your trading platform. The same applies to all order types except trailing stops. Trailing stops become inactive when you close or log out of MetaTrader4. Expert advisors also become inactive when MetaTrader4 is closed or you are not logged in.
You may close/open a position or place an order by telephone 24 hours a day. Simply call up our dealing room on +44 2031501500. You will be asked for your platforms' login for security reasons before your request is executed.
There is no maximum amount you can trade online, but there is a maximum number of 50 standard lots you can trade online at streaming prices for STANDARD accounts and 100 micro lots for MICRO accounts. The maximum number of positions open at the same time, and for all account types, is 200.
If you want to deal in an amount bigger than your account type’s maximum lots, you may break your trade into smaller sizes.
When placing a trade in the spot forex market, the actual value date is two days forward, for instance, a deal done on Thursday is for value Monday, a deal done on Friday is for value Tuesday, and so on. On Wednesday, the rollover amount is tripled to compensate for the following weekend (during which time rollover is not charged because trading is stopped at weekends).
Every XM client has their own Personal Account Manager, who does not only provide full technical support via live chat, email or by phone, but you can also schedule with him/her one-to-one training sessions to learn the basics of MetaTrader4.
We also offer our clients video tutorials on how to use platforms, as well as free weekly webinars and on-site seminars in different countries. Feel free to inquire about further details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to the recent Dodd-Frank Act passed by the US Congress, the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) no longer allows us to let US residents open trading accounts with us. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Yes we do. Clients who maintain a minimum amount of (Equity-Credit) 5000USD or equivalent in other currency are eligible to request a free VPS from the Members Area at any given time on condition that they trade at least 5 round turn lots per month.
Clients who do not meet the above criteria can still request an XM MT4 VPS from the Members Area for a monthly fee of 28USD, which will be automatically deducted from their MT4 account on the first day of each calendar month. For further information please visit our website here.
One-click trading allows you to open positions with just one click. When you want to close a position, however, one click does not work and you will need to close it manually.
To enable one-click trading on the left corner of your chart, you will find an arrow. By clicking that arrow you enable one-click trading and a window appears on the left corner of the chart.
No, you can’t. Please register for an additional account in the Members Area.
No, we do not.
Currently, you can choose from the following options to deposit and withdraw funds: multiple credit cards, multiple electronic payment methods, bank wire transfer, local bank transfer, and other payment methods. Please read further detail about our deposit options and withdrawal options on our respective website pages.
You can deposit money in any currency and it will be automatically converted into the base currency of your account, by XM prevailing inter-bank price.
Since we can only transfer the same amount back to your card as the amount you have deposited, profits can be transferred to your bank account via wire transfer. If you have also made deposits via E-wallet, you also have the option to withdraw profits to that same E-wallet.
In order to withdraw funds, your trading account must be validated. This means that first you need to upload your documents in our Members Area: Proof of Identity (ID, passport, driving license) and Proof of Residency (utility bill, telephone/Internet/TV bill or bank statement), which include your address and your name and can’t be older than 3 months.
Once you receive confirmation from our Validation Department that your account has been validated, you can request the funds withdrawal by logging in to the Members Area, select the Withdrawal tab and send us a withdrawal request. It is only possible to send your withdrawal back to the original source of deposit. Alternatively, you can complete our withdrawal form and send it to our Back office Department via email at email@example.com or by fax. All withdrawals are processed by our back office within 24 hours on business days.
Yes, you can, if at the moment of payment your free margin exceeds the amount specified in the withdrawal instruction, including all payment charges. Free margin is calculated as equity less necessary margin (required to maintain an open position). If you do not have sufficient free margin in your trading account, the system will not accept your request and you will need to lower the amount. Please note, that any credit bonus in your account is considered as part of your equity and will be deducted as the result of any withdrawal.
It depends on the country the money is sent to. Standard bank wire within the EU takes 3 working days. Bank wires to some countries may take up to 5 working days.
Your withdrawal request is processed by our back office within 24 hours. Via XM Card or any e-wallet methods you will receive your money on the same day, and via bank wire or credit/debit card it usually takes 2 - 5 business days.
All deposits are instant, except for the bank wire transfer, WesternUnion and MoneyGram. All withdrawals are processed by our back office in 24 hours on business days.
We offer a wide range of payment options for deposits: by multiple credit cards, multiple electronic payment methods, bank wire transfer, local bank transfer, and other payment methods. You can find all details of our wide range of deposit options here.
As soon as you open a trading account, you can log in to our Members Area, select a payment method of your preference on the Deposits page, and follow the instructions given. All requests are completed within seconds. You can find more details about all our options here.
We do not charge any fees for our deposit/withdrawal options. For instance, if you deposit USD 100 by Moneybookers and then withdraw USD 100, you will see the full amount of USD 100 in your Moneybookers account as we cover all transaction fees both ways for you.
This also applies to all credit/debit card deposits. For deposits/withdrawals via bank wire transfer, XM covers all transfer fees imposed by our banks, with the exception of deposits amounting to less than 200 USD (or equivalent denomination). Western Union and MoneyGram fees vary and covered by our clients.
In order to protect all parties against fraud and minimise the possibility of money laundering and/or terrorist financing, our company policy is to return clients' funds to the origin of these funds, and as such the withdrawal will be returned to your Moneybookers account. This applies to all withdrawal methods, and the withdrawal has to go back to source of funds deposit.
No, this is not possible. It is forbidden to transfer funds between different clients’ accounts and involve any third parties.
As we are a regulated company, we do not accept deposits/withdrawals made by third parties. Your deposit can only be made from your own account, and the withdrawal has to go back to the source where the deposit was made.
Yes, this is possible. You can request an internal transfer between two trading accounts, but only if both accounts have been opened under your name and if both trading accounts have been validated. If the base currency is different, the amount will be converted. Internal transfer can be requested in the Members Area, and it is instantly processed.
If one of your deposit methods has been a credit/debit card, you always need to request withdrawal up to the deposit amount, as a prior to any other withdrawal method. Only in case that amount deposited via credit/debit card is fully refunded back to source, you may select another withdrawal method, according to your other deposits.
At XM we do not charge any fees or commissions. We cover all transaction fees (with bank wire transfer for amounts over 200 USD).
While all features and functions of a real account are also available for a demo account, you should keep in mind that simulation cannot replicate real trading market conditions. One relevant difference is that the volume executed through the simulation does not affect the market; while in real trading volumes have effect on the market, especially when the deal size is large. The speed of execution is the same for real trading accounts as for the XM demo accounts.
Moreover, users can have a very different psychological profile depending on whether they trade with demo or real accounts. This aspect may impact the evaluation performed with the demo account. We advise you to be cautious and avoid complacency about any conclusion that you may draw from using a demo account. You can read more details about demo accounts here.
Open the terminal window by pressing Ctrl+T on your keyboard, and select the Account History tab. Right click to enable the context menu, which will allow you to save your trading history as an .html file so that you can later view it when you log out of the trading platform.
Yes, you can. All our trading platforms support the use of EAs.
Save your expert advisor in the MetaTrader4 directory on your computer: C:Program Files – MetaTrader – XM.com – experts. Then restart MetaTrader4. The expert advisor file should appear in the navigator window of MetaTrader4. Left click on it and drop-and-drag it onto the chart of the currency that you would like the expert advisor to trade on.
First check if trading is allowed by going to Tools -> Options -> Experts tab -> Allow real trading. Then make sure that the expert advisor button on the main tool bar is pressed. You should be able to see a smiley face in the top right-hand corner of your chart which shows that you have activated your EA correctly. If everything is all right, but the EA still does not trade, see your log files via the Experts tab in the Terminal window (you should be able to see what error occurs). You can also email us for further assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We separate standard trades from micro trades (1volume in standard account = 100 000 units, 1volume in micro account = 1000 units). This is why you should search in your market watch window for the symbols with Micro extension (e.g. EUR/USD micro instead EUR/USD), right-click and choose Show all. The other “grayed” symbols are used by the platform to calculate oil prices. Right-click these "grayed" symbols, and choose the Hide option to avoid any confusion.
Feel free to contact your Personal Account Manager via live chat, email or by phone to schedule a presentation on MT4. You may as well watch our Video Tutorials for guidance, We are ready to help you with one-to-one detailed explanation at any time convenient for you.
Log in to your MT4 platform -> Market watch window -> right click -> Show all -> scroll down and you will be able to see all instruments available for trading.
No, you can’t. The time zone of our trading servers is always GMT+2 winter time and GMT+3 summer time. GMT time setting avoids having small candlesticks on Sundays and therefore allows the running of technical analysis and backtesting to go more smoothly and straightforward.
We separate standard trades from micro trades (1volume in standard account = 100 000 units, 1volume in micro account = 1000 units). This is why you should search in the Market Watch window for the symbols with "micro" extension (e.g. EUR/USD micro instead EUR/USD), right-click and choose Show all. The other "grayed" symbols are used by the platform to calculate oil prices. Right-click these "grayed" symbols, and choose the Hide option to avoid any confusion.
Every buy order is open at ASK price and closed at BID price, and every sell order is open on BID price and closed at ASK price. By default, you are only able to see the BID line on your chart. In order to see the ASK line, right click the particular chart -> Properties -> Common-> and tick the Show ASK line.
Yes, we do. The MT4 trading platform is also available for MAC, and it can be downloaded here.
Our company is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under license number 705428.
Our company is based in the City of London, United Kingdom. Our company’s full address and contact details can be found here.
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