Trading Concepts

What is Direct Market Access?

Direct Market Access, or DMA, is a special account type which provides DMA clients with access to deep liquidity sourced from global banks and top-tier liquidity providers, all with no additional mark-up.

A Direct Market Access trading account is ideal for professional traders looking for greater levels of control and transparency.

Total market depth presents traders with multiple levels of liquidity which allows for greater market insight and the ability to trade on the best buy and sell prices provided directly by our top-tier liquidity sources.

In addition, DMA offers you the opportunity to benefit from reduced commissions based on volume traded. Volume discounts are calculated based on a three-month rolling average, allowing you to benefit from deep discounts month over month.

How does DMA work?

Usually only available to institutional investors, FOREX.com’s DMA account gives you access to multiple levels of liquidity displayed in real time.

You’ll view pricing available on either side of our order book and have the ability to execute orders from the top spreads.

This allows you to gain exposure to deeper pools of liquidity with straightforward, transparent pricing from market-leading providers.

You can access your Direct Market Access account from our full suite of trading apps and platforms, including web trading, advanced and mobile. However, we would recommend using our web trading platform for the optimum DMA trading experience.

Our FOREX.com Direct Market Access deal ticket is designed to provide traders with greater visibility into the FX market.

Bear in mind, this doesn't necessarily mean that the top-of-book prices will always be better than our standard pricing as factors such as size of trade and time of day can impact the tightness of the bid/ask spread.

When you trade on a Direct Market Access account, there’s no spread to pay on your positions. Plus, you'll receive volume discounts the more trades you make.

We charge you a standard commission and you’ll earn discounted commissions based on your trading volume. The more you trade, the deeper the discount the following month.