FDM Public Disclosures & Risk Warning
The National Futures Association (NFA) requires Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs) and Forex Dealer Members (FDMs) to disclose specific information on its website. In accordance with this rule, FOREX.com is providing the following information:
Transaction Data Report
The National Futures Association (“NFA”) requires all Forex Dealer Members (“FDM”), including FOREX.com, to disclose upon request by a customer, the following transaction data for the 15 transactions in the same currency pair that occurred immediately before and after the customer's transaction, limited to those transactions that occur 15 minutes before and after the customers’ transaction.
- Execution date and time (to the nearest millisecond in Eastern time)
- Customer side (i.e., buy or sell)
- Currency Pair
- Execution price (including any mark-up)
- Commission and other charges assessed by the FDM (if applicable)
- Currency denomination of commission or other charges
If you would like to request the Transaction Data Report for one of your trades, please call 1-877-367-3946 (Toll Free) or 1-908-731-0730 (International) to log a request with our support team. Please note that not all customers of FOREX.com are trading on the same spreads. For example, our Active Trader program customers have access to a tighter spread category and will therefore receive different bid/offer prices than customers trading on standard spreads. For this reason, you may see a discrepancy in execution price for trades that were entered at or near the same time.
Performance of Non-Discretionary Retail Forex Customer Accounts
For the calendar quarter ending September 30, 2018, there were 30,283 active non-discretionary trading accounts of which 31% were profitable and 69% unprofitable. For the calendar quarter ending June 30, 2018, there were 34,000 active non-discretionary trading accounts of which 38% were profitable and 62% unprofitable. For the calendar quarter ending March 31, 2018, there were 35,139 active nondiscretionary trading accounts of which 28% were profitable and 72% unprofitable. For the calendar quarter ending December 31, 2017, there were 33,885 active non-discretionary trading accounts of which 33% were profitable and 67% unprofitable.
Before deciding to participate in the Forex market, you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience and risk appetite. Most importantly, do not invest money you cannot afford to lose.
There is considerable exposure to risk in any off-exchange foreign exchange transaction, including, but not limited to, leverage, creditworthiness, limited regulatory protection and market volatility that may substantially affect the price, or liquidity of a currency or currency pair.
Moreover, the leveraged nature of forex trading means that any market movement will have an equally proportional effect on your deposited funds. This may work against you as well as for you. The possibility exists that you could sustain a total loss of initial margin funds and be required to deposit additional funds to maintain your position. If you fail to meet any margin requirement, your position may be liquidated and you will be responsible for any resulting losses.
There are risks associated with utilizing an Internet-based trading system including, but not limited to, the failure of hardware, software, and Internet connection. FOREX.com is not responsible for communication failures or delays when trading via the Internet. FOREX.com employs backup systems and contingency plans to minimize the possibility of system failure, and trading via telephone is always available.
Any opinions, news, research, analyses, prices, or other information contained on this website are provided as general market commentary, and do not constitute investment advice. FOREX.com is not liable for any loss or damage, including without limitation, any loss of profit, which may arise directly or indirectly from use of or reliance on such information. FOREX.com has taken reasonable measures to ensure the accuracy of the information on the website. The content on this website is subject to change at any time without notice.
Mid-Point Spread Disclosure
The NFA defines spread cost based on the “mid-point spread cost.” In typical market conditions, this is the difference between the rate at which your order was executed and the mid-point of the bid/offer spread at the time your market order was received. Keep in mind that conditional orders become market orders once they are triggered. Mid-point spread cost typically reflects the cost of your trade outside of any commissions.
During extreme market conditions, the time period from when a market order is received as compared to when the order is ultimately executed may increase. This increase in time period can result from many factors including but not limited to: market volatility, available liquidity, pre-trade available margin check, and price validation etc.
The potential delay in order execution during extreme market conditions may cause wide variations of your spread cost at time of execution measured as the difference between bid/offer vs. the mid-point at time of execution. For example, these variations may result in a smaller than normal cost figure, or even a positive cost figure, in the case of limit orders filled at a better rate than the rate at which your limit was triggered. Conversely, these variances may reflect a larger than normal cost if your stop order rate was executed worse than the rate at which it was ultimately triggered. As noted above, these variations can result from many factors, including but not limited to market volatility, available liquidity, pre-trade available margin check, and price validation, etc.
MetaTrader 4 - Information about your ‘Cost per trade’ is made available directly on the trading platform under the ‘Account History’ tab. ‘Cost per trade’ is also available in a report available on the MT4 platform. To access the report of your Spread Cost, click on the ‘Company’ tab on MT4 and then ‘Cost per Trade’ from the list of links on the left side of the window. The ‘Spread Cost’ value displayed on the platform, is the “Mid-Point Spread Cost” as defined by NFA.
Advanced Desktop Platform Information about your ‘Cost per trade’ is made available directly on the trading platform under “Trade History”. Cost per trade is comprised of Spread Cost and Commissions. The ‘Spread Cost’ value displayed on the platform, is the “Mid-Point Spread Cost” as defined by NFA.