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Forex Capital Markets Limited: FCA registration number 217689 (www.fxcm.com/uk)

Disclaimer: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

FXCM EU LTD: CySEC license number 392/20 (www.fxcm.com/eu)

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

All references on this site to "FXCM" refer to the FXCM Group.

As more and more traders and investors use their smartphones for trading, it is increasingly important that brokers offer easy-to-use apps that can deliver the same services as desktop platforms.

In this article we'll check whether FXCM's mobile app ticks all the boxes.

Overall, we rate the user-friendliness of the app as better than average.

FXCM mobile app vs. similar brokers
FXCM Forex.com Pepperstone
Mobile app rating (5 is the best) 4.5 stars 4.3 stars 3.8 stars
User-friendliness Great Great Great
2-step authentication No No No
Biometric authentication No Yes No

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We're going to take a closer look at search functions, price alerts and order types, so all the little details that determine whether a trading app is user-friendly or downright cumbersome. If you want to read our full review, including fees, deposit options and other platforms (like web and desktop) then skip to the FXCM review.

Disclaimer: 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

FXCM app - FXCM app

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Our main checklist for the FXCM app

Let's start with the search functions. Although most brokers do OK in this area, there are some bad apples out there. For example, if you start typing 'Emerging markets', will the software find all the Emerging markets ETFs for you, even if their name doesn't start with 'emerging'? If you only ever traded US stocks and start typing 'Apple', will the AI show you the Apple stock or the obscure Irish stock Applegreen?

FXCM got the green light, meaning its search functions are reasonably good.

FXCM checklist
FXCM Forex.com Pepperstone
Search functions Great Great Great
2-step authentication No No No
Biometric authentication No Yes No
Price alerts in the app Yes Yes Yes
Confirmation after successful trade Yes Yes No

We hear horror stories almost every month about accounts being emptied out by hackers - the easiest thing you can do to prevent these attacks is to make your account secure by enabling 2-step authentication. That is, if your broker offers this service. We think it is a must. As FXCM doesn't have this functionality, you might want to consider having a look at another trading platform.

We didn't like that you can't use biometric authentication to log in to the app. Most brokers have this function (e.g. via fingerprints or FaceID) to save you from having to type in your password every time, making it a convenient feature.

FXCM app - FXCM app search functions

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Checklist for nice-to-have features

For some people it might be a deal-breaker if you can't set up a trailing stop limit - we totally get that. Others couldn't care less and also don't get excited if the app is available in 25 languages. Anyway, here is our checklist of minor, nice-to-have features:

FXCM has these order types available in its app: Market, Limit, Stop, Stop trailing, Stop-loss, OCO.

At FXCM you can use the following order terms & expiry in the app: Good-til-cancell (GTC), Fill or Kill (FOK), Immediate or cancel (IOC).

The FXCM mobile app currently supports the following languages: English, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, French and Arabic..

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Author of this article

Réka Hidas

Author of this article

Réka attended the International Business and Economics bachelor program at Corvinus University in Budapest. She's eager to help investors find the best investment providers, through writing extensive reviews. On a more personal level she wants to develop her skills and grow professionally on this field.

Réka Hidas

Junior Broker Analyst

Réka attended the International Business and Economics bachelor program at Corvinus University in Budapest. She's eager to help investors find the best investment providers, through writing extensive reviews. On a more personal level she wants to develop her skills and grow professionally on this field.

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