Commission Account FAQs

Browse our FAQs for more information on the unique Commission Account.
Commission Accounts
  1. When does FOREX.com charge commissions?
  2. What platforms can I trade a Commission Account on?
  3. Are the spreads different between Standard and Commission Accounts?
  4. Can I convert my Standard Account to a Commission Account, or vise versa?
  5. Can I open a Commission Account demo?
  6. Are Commission Accounts eligible for Active Trader?

When does FOREX.com charge commissions?

We only charge commissions when you trade FX on a Commission Account or an STP Pro Account. Commission Accounts trade on low variable spreads plus a flat $5 commission per standard lot (100K) that is charged at the time the trade is executed. STP Pro Accounts have variable commissions based on volume traded.

For example, if you bought 200,000 EUR/USD with a 0.2 spread on your Commission Account, you would be charged $10 in commission plus a spread cost of $4. If you then sold the 200,000 EUR/USD with the same 0.2 spread, you would be charged $10 in commission plus the spread cost of $4. If you only sold 50,000 of your position, you would be charged $2.50 in commission with a spread cost of $1.

If you have a Standard Account, your pricing is spread-only and you will not be charged commissions at all. See our trading accounts comparison.

What platforms can I trade a Commission Account on?

Commission Accounts are available on our FOREX.com platforms. They are coming soon to MetaTrader.

Are the spreads different between Standard and Commission Accounts?

Yes, we are able to provide tighter spreads on Commission Accounts. See our trading accounts comparison.

Can I convert my Standard Account to a Commission Account, or vice versa?

No, account types cannot be converted to the other pricing model. If you already have an account of one type, you can open a new account of another type by logging onto MyAccount, going to Account Settings, and selecting Add New Account.

Can I open a Commission Account demo?

No, Commission Account demos are not available.

Are Commission Accounts eligible for Active Trader?

Yes, you can earn cash rebates and other exclusive Active Trader benefits when you trade high volumes on your Commission Account. Learn about Active Trader.