Available Spreads & Margins

GCI offers the most competitive spreads in the industry.

All products are commission-free.

 Spreads
CurrenciesDescriptionActTrader ForexMetaTraderMetaTrader ECN 
EUR/USD Euro/US Dollar 1 1 1.7
USD/JPY US Dollar/Japanese Yen 1 1 1.8
USD/CHF US Dollar/Swiss Franc 2 2 2.1
GBP/USD British Pound/US Dollar 2 2 1.9
EUR/JPY Euro/Japanese Yen 2 2 2.8
EUR/GBP Euro/British Pound 2 2 1.9
EUR/CHF Euro/Swiss Franc 2 2 2.1
GBP/JPY British Pound/Japanese Yen 4 3 3.1
GBP/CHF British Pound/Swiss Franc 4 4 4.4
AUD/USD Australian Dollar/US Dollar 3 3 2.2
USD/CAD US Dollar/Canadian Dollar 3 2 2.2
NZD/USD New Zealand Dollar/US Dollar 3 3 2.8
         
AUD/CAD Australian Dollar/Canadian Dollar 3 3  
AUD/CHF Australian Dollar/Swiss Franc 3 3  
AUD/JPY Australian Dollar/Japanese Yen 2 2 2.6
AUD/NZD Australian Dollar/New Zealand Dollar 6 6  
CAD/JPY Canadian Dollar/Japanese Yen 3 3  
CHF/JPY Swiss Franc/Japanese Yen 4 4  3.4
EUR/AUD Euro/Australian Dollar 5 3  
EUR/CAD Euro/Canadian Dollar 5 3 3.5 
EUR/CZK Euro / Czech Kroner 55 55  34
EUR/DKK Euro / Danish Krona 7 7  
EUR/HKD Euro / Hong Kong Dollar 10 10  
EUR/HUF Euro / Hungarian Forint 40 40  
EUR/MXN Euro / Mexican Peso 50 50  
EUR/NOK Euro/Norwegian Krone 25 25 35 
EUR/NZD Euro / New Zealand Dollar 4 4  
EUR/PLN Euro / Polish Zloty 35 35  
EUR/SEK Euro / Swedish Kroner 25 25 35 
GBP/AUD British Pound/Australian Dollar 3 3  
GBP/CAD British Pound/Canadian Dollar 6 6  
GBP/NZD British Pound/New Zealand Dollar 5 5  8.0
GBP/SEK British Pound / Swedish Kroner 85 85  
NOK/JPY Norwegian Krona / Japanese Yen  2 2  
NOK/SEK Norwegian Krona / Swedish Kroner NA NA 12.1 
NZD/CHF New Zealand Dollar/Swiss Franc 3 3  
NZD/JPY New Zealand Dollar/Japanese Yen 3 3  
USD/CZK US Dollar / Czech Krona 55 55  
USD/DKK US Dollar / Danish Krona 6 6 9.5 
USD/HKD US Dollar / Hong Kong Dollar 3 3  
USD/HUF US Dollar / Hungarian Forint 35 35  
USD/ILS US Dollar / Israeli Shekel 260 260  
USD/MXN US Dollar/Mexican Peso 28 28 35
USD/NOK US Dollar/Norwegian Krone 20 20  
USD/PLN US Dollar / Polish Zloty 25 25 23.5 
USD/RUB US Dollar / Russian Rouble 14 14  
USD/SEK US Dollar/Swedish Krona 28 28  39
USD/SGD US Dollar / Singapore Dollar 3 3 5.5 
USD/TRY US Dollar/Turkish Lira 80 NA 12 
USD/ZAR US Dollar/S. African Rand 70 55 26 
 Spreads
Stock Market IndicesDescriptionActTrader ForexMetaTrader*
SP500 S&P 500 75 75
NASDAQ 100 NASDAQ 100 75 75
DOW JONES IND. Dow Jones Ind. 4 4
NIKKEI225 Nikkei 225 5 5
DAX30 DAX 30 3 3
 Spreads
CommoditiesDescriptionActTrader ForexMetaTrader*
GOLD Spot Gold 45 45
SILVER Spot Silver 5 4
CRUDE OIL Crude Oil (Light Sweet) 4 3
 Spreads
Binary OptionsDescriptionActTrader ForexMetaTrader*
Forex, Indices, Crude Bet Above or Below 0 NA
       
       

*The spreads shown above are typical spreads available under normal market conditions. Please note that spreads depend on current market conditions and they may vary causing the spreads to be narrower or wider.



MARGIN REQUIREMENTS AND POLICIES

GCI's margin requirements are the most advantageous in the industry:

 

ActTrader Account

$25 per lot on all Forex instruments.  Equivalent to approximately 0.25% margin or 400:1 leverage.


MetaTrader Account

$250 per lot on Forex, $25 per 0.1 lots.  Equivalent to approximately 0.25% margin or 400:1 leverage.  5% on individual shares.  About 1% for indices and commodities. Click here for exact margin requirements on each product.


GCI is able to maintain these low margin requirements by enabling automatic liquidation of positions once a margin call is reached.  This policy also provides for the protection of client account balances in the event of rapid price movements. 

A margin call is reached if a client's account equity falls below the required margin.  For example, in an ICTS Forex account, if a client has 10 lots of open positions a margin call will occur if account equity drops below $500.  At this point, some or all of the client's open positions will be closed immediately at current prices.
 
Traders are also able to monitor both usable margin and used margin in real-time from the "Account Information" window of the online trading platform.  Positions will be automatically closed once usable margin drops below zero.  
 
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GCI encourages clients to avoid margin calls by either using stop loss orders or maintaining adequate funds in the account relative to position size.