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FXCM, the international provider of online foreign exchange (FX) trading, CFD trading and related services, has expanded its FX and CFD trading offering by providing customers with social and copy trading capabilities.

Social and copy trading have emerged as a popular addition to the retail trading market. Through this offering, FXCM customers can copy a high-performing trader’s signals and strategies, removing the need to speculate themselves and instead follow more experienced market participants.

The platform, powered by ZuluTrade, identifies rankings of leading traders’ performance which makes it easy for customers to identify which traders to follow and invest with.

The platform also highlights the current ‘Rising Stars’, including traders who have had recent successes and are closing in on their all-time-highs. Customers can also choose to follow dynamic combinations of Individual traders called ‘Combos’ for their trading strategy. Combos use a point-based algorithm that has been set up for identifying profitable combinations of trading strategies. Combos are grouped in tiers that correspond to different risk appetites, from conservative to highly aggressive.

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The traders that customers follow fully explain their strategies and answer questions from fellow investors. This is a fully integrated platform that provides an incentive for traders to ensure their strategy performs well, with traders only receiving a percentage of the profits generated for their investor.

“When beginning a trading career, it can often seem overwhelming to create an initial strategy,” Brendan Callan, CEO of FXCM, said. “Market volatility, trading products and risk appetite are all new elements for customers to consider when exploring profit-making strategies. Social trading gives customers a great choice, especially when beginning to trade. By following an independent trader, customers can view the trader’s performance over a period of time and make an informed decision before parting with their money. We’ve made it easier than ever for customers to have confidence in their chosen strategy.”

FXCM is a leading provider of online foreign exchange (FX) trading, CFD trading, and related services. Founded in 1999, the company’s mission is to provide global traders with access to the world’s largest and most liquid market by offering innovative trading tools, hiring excellent trading educators, meeting strict financial standards and striving for the best online trading experience in the market.

Clients have the advantage of mobile trading, one-click order execution and trading from real-time charts. In addition, FXCM offers educational courses on FX trading and provides trading tools, proprietary data and premium resources.

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Please note this article does not constitute investment advice. Investors are encouraged to do their own research beforehand or consult a professional advisor.

Stuart Fieldhouse

Stuart Fieldhouse

Stuart Fieldhouse has spent 25 years in journalism and marketing, including as a wealth management editor for the Financial Times group, covering capital markets and international private banking, and as an investment banking correspondent for Euromoney in Hong Kong. He was the founder editor of The Hedge Fund Journal.

Stuart has worked at CMC Markets, supporting the re-launch of its global financial spread betting and CFD trading platforms. He is also the author of two books on trading, published by Financial Times Pearson. Based in The Armchair Trader’s London office, Stuart continues to advise fund managers, private banks, family offices and other financial institutions.

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