ECN Forex Brokers

Compare true ECN Forex brokers. Sort, filter and rank their ECN accounts based on your personal trading preferences and initial deposit.

Best brokers

  1. FP MarketsAward Best FX Broker Australia 2021
  2. LiteFinanceAward Best ECN Broker, Africa 2020
  3. EagleFXAward Best ECN/STP Broker 2020

Broker reviews

FP Markets is a true ECN broker with razor-thin spreads and deep liquidity. Trade CFDs on over 1,000 stocks, indices, commodities and currency pairs through MetaTrader 4 or 5. FP Markets supports all trading styles and EAs.

  • 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
  • Regulators: Australia, Cyprus (EU), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

$100
deposit

1:500
leverage

Market
execution

$100
deposit

1:500
leverage

Market
execution

$100
deposit

1:500
leverage

Market
execution

$100
deposit

1:500
leverage

Market
execution

LiteFinance (LiteFinance.com), formerly LiteForex, is a global ECN broker. Trade CFDs on a wide range of markets on Metatrader 4 or 5, with flexible leverage up to 1:1,000. LiteFinance accepts all EAs and trading styles, including scalping and news trading.

  • Risk warning: 83% 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)
    * Availability subject to regulation.
  • Platforms: MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5, Copy trading, Mirror trading
  • Regulators: Cyprus (EU), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

$50
deposit

1:500
leverage

Market
execution

Trade Forex as well as CFDs on cryptocurrencies, stocks, indices and commodities with an STP/ECN broker. EagleFX (EagleFX.com) allows all trading styles and Expert Advisors on MetaTrader 4.

  • Markets: Forex (CFD), Cryptos (CFD)*, Stocks (CFD), Indices (CFD), Metals (CFD), Energy (CFD)
    * Availability subject to regulation.
  • Platforms: MetaTrader 4
  • Regulators: Dominica

$10
deposit

1:500
leverage

Instant
execution

$10
deposit

1:500
leverage

Market
execution

An ECN broker allows you to place your buy and sell orders directly in the market against other traders, banks and financial institutions.

Depth of Market (DOM)

You can monitor your orders and theirs over a Depth of Market (DOM) display, also known as a Depth of Market monitor.

Depth of Market (DOM) shows you the liquidity available for every bid and offer. DOM is available for every currency pair and changes dynamically as orders are filled and new orders come to market. It usually appears in a small monitor directly in your trading platform's interface.

Changes in liquidity typically pre-date changes in exchanges rates. They tend to rise when there are more buyers than sellers, and vice versa. Scalpers use Depth of Market information to predict how prices are likely to change in the very near term.

Order matching

Participants in an ECN can enter competing bids and offers into the platform either inside or outside the spread, and hit one another's orders. You could open a position with a liquidity provider and close it with another, or execute a trade against the bid or offer of another trader.

ECN brokers earn money through a commission on trades rather than a mark-up on spreads. This is why they typically quote spreads as lows as 0 pips, also known as "raw spreads". 4XC is an exception to the rule in that it allows you to choose between commission-based accounts and commission-free accounts.