GCI offers the most competitive spreads in the industry.

All products are commission-free.

*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.


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.