Forex Brokers with Fixed Spreads

Compare Forex brokers in the UAE with fixed spreads, whatever the market conditions. Make the most of market volatility.

AvaTrade (AvaTrade.com) is an award-winning online broker. Trade CFDs on Forex, crypto-currencies, shares, metals and more on MetaTrader 4 or 5. AvaTrade accepts all Expert Advisors except those with a focus on arbitrage.

  • Risk warning: 77.82% 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.
  • Markets: Forex (CFD), Cryptos (CFD)*, Stocks (CFD), Indices (CFD), Metals (CFD), Energy (CFD), Commodities (CFD), Bonds (CFD)
    * Availability subject to regulation.
  • Platforms: MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5, Copy trading
  • Regulated entity (UAE): Ava Trade Middle East Ltd (ADGM No. 190018)

$100
deposit

1:400
leverage

Instant
execution

$100
deposit

1:30
leverage

Instant
execution

$100
deposit

1:400
leverage

Instant
execution

$100
deposit

1:30
leverage

Instant
execution

$100
deposit

1:400
leverage

Instant
execution

HYCM (HYCM.com), formerly HY Markets, is an award-winning regulated online broker. Trade over 300 instruments on fixed or variable spreads over MetaTrader 4 or 5.

  • Risk warning: 85% 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.
  • Markets: Forex (CFD), Cryptos (CFD)*, Stocks (CFD), Indices (CFD), Metals (CFD), Energy (CFD), Commodities (CFD)
    * Availability subject to regulation.
  • Platforms: MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5
  • Regulated entity (UAE): HYCM Capital Markets (DIFC) Limited (No. F000048)

$100
deposit

1:500
leverage

Instant
execution

As a trader, you can choose between brokers with fixed and variable spreads. This article discusses the pros and cons of trading Forex on fixed spreads.

Fixed vs. variable spreads

The spread is the difference between the buy and the sell price of a currency pair at a point in time. If your broker quotes EUR/USD at 1.5602/05, this translates into a 3 pip spread.

  • If your broker quotes fixed spreads, the difference between the buy and sell prices of each currency pair should be the same at all times, whatever the market conditions. Fixed EUR/USD spreads usually range between 2 to 3 pips depending on the broker but in the region of 1 pip with an AvaTrade trading account (AvaTrade.com).
  • If your broker quotes floating spreads, you'll face wider spreads during volatile market conditions and tight spreads the rest of the time. EUR/USD spreads typically vary between 1 and 4 pips under normal market conditions. However, they have been known to widen up to 8 pips and beyond under extreme market conditions.

Advantages of fixed spreads

News events, data releases or the start of a new trading session can move the markets in a big way. This creates opportunities to profit from price jumps. However, it can also catch you off guard as spreads often widen substantially around those times.

A broker with fixed spreads will shield you from wild swings in spreads. This will work in your favour if you plan to trade around news events, data releases or simply day trade. If you're new to Forex trading, you'll find that fixed spreads provide a more predictable trading environment and help mitigate risks as you learn the ropes.

Disadvantages of fixed spreads

However, fixed spreads mean you're likely to pay wider spreads under normal market conditions. In other words, you'll pay for certainty of pricing during volatile market conditions in the form of marginally wider spreads at all other times.

For example, you could pay between anywhere between 1 and 2 pips for EUR/STP with an STP broker on variable spreads. And if you can afford to invest a large deposit upfront, you could trade EUR/USD from 0 pips with an ECN broker on a commission basis

In short, fixed spreads provide a more predictable trading environment albeit at a premium. This could work for you if you plan to trade in volatile market conditions or value piece of mind of you learn the basics of Forex trading.


AvaTrade

AvaTrade Account [BVI]

Trade 55 currency pairs on fixed spreads, plus CFDs on crypto-currencies, stocks, indices, bonds and... More

  • $100 deposit
  • 1:400 leverage ?
  • 0.9 pips EUR/USD
  • Regulators: Australia, BVI, Cyprus (EU), Gibraltar, Israel, Japan, South Africa, UAE
Risk warning: 79% 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.

HYCM

Raw Account

Trade CFDs on raw spreads from 0.2 pips plus a $4 commission per round, on MetaTrader 4 or 5. This ... More

  • $200 deposit
  • 1:500 leverage ?
  • 0.2 pips EUR/USD
  • Regulators: Cayman Islands, Cyprus (EU), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, UAE, UK
Risk warning: 85% 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.

HotForex

Islamic Account [MT4]

Trade Forex as well as CFDs on shares, indices and metals on floating spreads without commission. ... More

  • $100 deposit
  • 1:500 leverage ?
  • 1.2 pips EUR/USD
  • Regulators: Cyprus (EU), Mauritius, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, South Africa, UAE