NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FXCM, a leading online provider of forex trading (FX), Contract for Difference (CFD), and related services, announces its latest enhancements to its API technology services.

FXCM's global success is rooted in consistent innovation around execution and technological capabilities - catering to thousands of live API accounts and continuously nurturing institutional third party partnerships.

API Technology Solutions Suite
  • Algorithmic Traders

Marketscope Indicore is ideal for the most common API needs, built specifically for algorithmic trading. It is used best for back testing and strategy optimization when building a customized trading strategy.

Clients have access to prebuilt open source strategies (15) and indicators (53), free data on more than 80 instruments across 40 months of data as well as a full range of order types, including market, limit and stop-limit orders.
  • Technology and Cloud Providers

Need to implement rates and account information and the ability to send or modify orders? FXCM offers ForexConnect and Java for a higher level of technology. FXCM's APIs for technology and cloud providers give traders low-bandwidth, pulling architecture, with no account minimums, a full range of trading orders, and access to historical forex and CFD data.

ForexConnect is the most robust API offered by FXCM - giving traders the capabilities of its Trading Station GUI in addition to providing enhanced functionality. Supporting multiple languages C, C++, C#, Java, Visual Basic, and platforms in Windows, Linux, iOS and Android.

With FXCM Java API, developers can create a client or server-side application. Java is a scalable, light and robust API based on the FIX specification for forex and customized for trading.
  • Institutional Traders

Are you a money manager? Have your own brokerage? Or simply you're a high-frequency trader?  FXCM's fastest and most popular option, FIX API, is a messaging standard designed for real-time, global trading transactions.

Institutional traders can get the most advanced interface with the largest amount of pricing data per second, market depth, and EMF messaging making it possible to receive fast trade confirmation. An FXCM account with a $25,000 minimum balance is required.

The API Support Team is available to provide guidance and assistance for API users. To learn more about FXCM's API technology solutions visit or to open a demo or live account, contact an FXCM specialist at or call 1-212-897-7660.

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About Us: FXCM Inc. (NYSE:FXCM) is a publicly traded company which owns 50.1% of FXCM Group, LLC (FXCM Group).

FXCM Group is a holding company of Forex Capital Markets LLC, ( FXCM US), Forex Capital Markets Limited, inclusive of all EU branches ( FXCM UK), FXCM Australia Pty. Limited, ( FXCM AU), and all affiliates of aforementioned firms, or other firms under the FXCM group of companies [collectively "FXCM"]. FXCM Group is owned and operated by  FXCM Inc. (NYSE:FXCM) and Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK). Leucadia National Corporation is a multi-billion dollar diversified holding company engaged through its consolidated subsidiaries in a variety of businesses.

FXCM is a leading provider of online foreign exchange (FX) trading, CFD trading, spread betting and related services. 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 free news and market research through  FXCM Pro provides retail brokers, small hedge funds and emerging market banks access to wholesale execution and liquidity, while providing high and medium frequency funds access to prime brokerage services via FXCM Prime.

Trading foreign exchange and CFDs on margin carries a high level of risk, which may result in losses that could exceed your deposits, therefore may not be suitable for all investors.  Read full disclaimer.

ContactsJaclyn Sales, 646-432-2463Vice-President, Corporate Communications and Investor

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