CFDs are a leveraged product and can result in losses that exceed deposits. Trading CFDs may not be suitable for everyone, so please ensure you fully understand the risks and take care to manage your exposure.
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Forex Direct

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What is Forex Direct?

Forex Direct provides DMA execution with full market transparency, offers prices from a wide selection of global banks and liquidity providers, and lets users view extended data on currency pairs and act as a market maker.

Forex Direct is recommended only for advanced FX CFDs traders.

Forex Direct costs

Commission

Unlike OTC trading, there is no IG spread to pay. Instead we charge a variable commission – as low as USD10 per USD million worth of the currency traded. This charge is based on the volume you traded in the preceding month.

If your account is not denominated in USD, the commission will be converted into your base currency (at current exchange rates) before being deducted.

Commission example

Size (millions of USD)

Commission (USD per million)

1500+ 10
<1500 20
<500 30
<100 60

Average spreads

There are no IG spreads with Forex Direct – instead you are trading on buy and sell prices provided by major banks and currency providers.

*Time-weighted (22:00-20:00 GMT) average spread by trade (quoted to three decimal places), October 2015.

  Average FX Direct spread*
AUD/USD 0.512
EUR/JPY 0.702
EUR/USD 0.263
GBP/USD 0.992
USDJPY 0.293

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It's free to open an account, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

DMA with IG

Our DMA service allows you to trade CFDs on underlying market prices and depth. DMA prices are not necessarily better than OTC (over-the-counter), as our pricing technology is engineered to find the best available prices for both. However, direct access to the markets can give you greater visibility and flexibility as a trader.

There are many added complexities to the trading environment, which can be an increased risk. When you place your order we take a parallel position in the underlying market, so we can’t change or reverse your order once it’s been executed.  

It is important to note that while you are trading based on underlying market prices and depth, what you actually receive on placing a trade is a CFD from us. It works like this:

  • DMA displays the best bid and offer price available for a particular market, plus further prices on either side of the order book
  • You place an order, and we instantaneously conduct a margin check to ensure you have sufficient funds to cover the margin on your proposed trade
  • If the margin check is satisfied we place an order in the market and, at the same time, create a parallel CFD between you and us

So while you are trading at market prices, you do not gain any ownership rights over the currencies which form the subject of your CFD.

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Forex Direct commission

Commission on Forex Direct positions is charged in USD. We will calculate your commission based on the total value of your trade in USD using current exchange rates.

For example, you buy 50 EUR/USD contracts when the spot rate is at 1.3332.

Total value of your trade in USD

Number of contracts x contract size x EUR/USD spot rate

50 X €100,000 X 1.3332 = $6,666,000 

Commission charged (assuming you traded USD 1000 million worth of contracts in the previous month and have a commission rate of USD 20 per million)

Variable charge x value of position in USD

(20 / 1,000,000 = 0.00002) * ($6,666,000) = $133.32


 

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We're here 6 days a week Sun-Fri, from 8am to 7pm. Support is available 24hrs a day from Monday to Friday.

+971 (0) 4 559 2108

or contact us via email at: helpdesk.ae@ig.com

 

CFDs are a leveraged product and can result in losses that exceed deposits. Trading CFDs may not be suitable for everyone, so please ensure you fully understand the risks and take care to manage your exposure.