CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 46.24% 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.
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ECN Broker

At ATC Brokers our trading platform uses Electronic Communications Networks (ECN) to deliver competitive market prices. This is an automated system which matches buy and sell orders currently in the foreign exchange market and provides information about orders being placed.

As one of the true ECN forex brokers, this means that you get direct access to other participants in the currency market, allowing for quick and easy trading without a dealing desk. Our ECN platform uses a pure agency model and pricing to offer an online trading solution that is transparent and free from manipulation.

ECN Pricing

Price quotations from many market participants are consolidated to determine the ECN pricing we offer. All our market prices are derived from our aggregation engine that is integrated to top-tier banks and non-bank institutions. This means that tighter bid/ask spreads can be offered as opposed to with a non-ECN broker.

The spreads are variable and not fixed when you trade on our ECN platform due to this pricing structure. However, due to the competitive, narrow spreads, we also charge a fixed commission per transaction. These are set at 0.60 USD round turn for a mini contract (10,000 lot size) and 6.00 USD round turn for a standard contract (100,000 lot size).

When trading currency pairs that are non-USD, the commission will change depending on the current market conversion rate.

ECN vs Dealing Desk Brokers

Many traders can become confused between ECN and Dealing Desk brokers but they both offer different services. Dealing Desk is a form of market making broker which displays its own quotes which are correlated to inter-banking ones. Everything from placing orders to closing them is done automatically and electronically.

Dealing Desk essentially follows a traditional forex trading method whereby trades are placed and the broker is the liquidity provider or counter party to your trade. With a Dealing Desk broker, this process has simply been automated, with any desk dealers replaced by such systems.

At ATC Brokers we are not a market maker. There is no dealing desk and we only provide STP order execution.

Benefits of ECN

With an ECN account this offers an alternative trading method for forex traders. Some of the main benefits of using an ECN broker include:

  • Lower trading costs: Narrow spreads and low commissions mean using an ECN broker can be more cost-effective than traditional brokers.

  • Anonymity: ECN trading is anonymous, which can be preferred for high-volume traders. Traders can take advantage of neutral pricing and avoid any bias against their direction based on their forex trading strategies or current market position.

  • Instant trade execution: Live forex prices can be traded on with instant executions with no interference from market makers.

  • Price feed transparency: Every ECN broker has access to the same feed and trade, meaning that price transparency is provided along with current and past information, with equal access ensuring all traders have equal access and no advantage.

Open an ECN Account

Start a demo trial or open an ECN account here to start trading with one of the best true ECN forex brokers. A minimum deposit of 5,000 USD is required (or the equivalent funded in EUR or GBP) along with a few further details.

ATC Brokers is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Open a demo or real ECN account and begin trading forex with a top-level ECN broker.
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