ECN Trading

Open an ECN trading account with FXOpen and access markets including forex, indices, stocks, commodities, plus cryptocurrency CFDs*.
Open an ECN trading account
with FXOpen

FXOpen: An ECN broker for the experts

An electronic communication network (ECN) trading system enables you to trade on the raw price from the banks and liquidity providers while being charged a small commission. An ECN trading account from FXOpen is a popular option as it’s ideal for executing trades in high volume, while you can also use it to access a wide range of instruments.

The benefits of ECN trading in Hong Kong with FXOpen

Peace of mind

One platform, multiple instruments and markets

With us as your ECN broker, you can use one platform for commodity trading (metals and energy only), as well as indices, forex, shares and cryptocurrency* CFDs.

We want you to be a successful trader

Trade with an FCA regulated broker

Your funds are fully protected up to £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

Make your money go further

Highly customisable

As you embark on ECN trading in Hong Kong, you can tailor the platform to your trading style and strategies, meaning you are in complete control of the trades you make.

Ultra-fast execution

Access automated trading

You can either download and use ready-made scripts or create a custom indicator or script based on your unique trading strategy.

Your choice of trading strategy

Access wherever, whenever

Access your account via the desktop, web-based or mobile version of the MT4 trading platform. The web-based version is particularly useful for Apple Mac users as a direct download is not available.

200+ markets offered

Access diverse analysis

With 50+ built-in indicators and graphic tools for technical analysis, a quotes history centre, strategy tester and market news, you can increase your trading knowledge with us.

What is an ECN trading account?

An ECN trading platform is where orders are matched and executed by us, the ECN broker, and the trader is charged a small commission for this service. The commission means there is no premium placed on the raw spread.

When you use FXOpen’s ECN trading system you will find there is no dealing desk and your trade will always be executed at the best possible price. An ECN trading account also offers plenty of flexibility as you can deal in a range of instruments all from one account.

Which instruments can you access via ECN trading?

By opening an ECN trading account with FXOpen, you’ll be able to trade CFDs in:
The conversion of one currency into another
The exchange of assets – in this case metals and energy – based on the price of a physical product such as gold or oil
Buying and selling stocks in publicly listed companies
The trading of a group of shares within a certain sector or niche
Buying and selling the underlying coins or speculating on their price movements via CFD trading

ECN trading: The risks and rewards

It’s crucial when you access any of the instruments listed above via your ECN trading system you understand the risks involved. As an ECN account broker, we will always execute your trade at the best available price, but that promise does not guarantee you will make a profit.

When you set up an ECN trading account from your Hong Kong home, office or other location, you’ll find it is cost-effective and easy to use – especially when it comes to trading in large volumes.

But while the ECN trading account is reliable, the markets themselves are less predictable. Changes in supply and demand, geopolitical issues, changes within company structures and even freak weather conditions can all have an impact. Therefore, a lot of research is needed before traders begin their ECN trading journey.

ECN trading with FXOpen

Trade forex, indices, shares, commodities and cryptocurrency* with FXOpen. We’re a leading ECN account broker.

You’ll need a minimum deposit of £300, $300 or €300. We’re fully regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and offer FSCS protection up to £85,000, which means you can sign up for an ECN trading account with peace of mind.

Fill out our simple registration form, verify your identity and start trading. Contact us today or open an account and enjoy the benefits of our ECN trading platform.

What is an ECN account broker?

ECN account brokers like FXOpen operate a no dealing desk model. This is where the broker matches a trader’s order either with a buyer or seller, depending on the nature of the order.

ECN account brokers make money by charging a commission on all executed deals, so they have no conflict of interest with their clients. ECN brokers like FXOpen allow traders to execute deals on more than one instrument, such as forex and commodities. This means clients do not have to open multiple ECN trading accounts to access these markets.

So, if you open an ECN trading account in Hong Kong to trade in forex, it’s possible to do this for a commission on all deals you execute through an ECN broker such as FXOpen.

What’s the difference between ECN and STP trading accounts?

Unlike ECN accounts, Straight-Through Processing (STP) accounts don’t have a separate commission to pay when a trade is executed. With STP, the commission is already included in the spread. STP trading accounts are perhaps better suited to those who are new to the markets as this type of trading account can keep pricing information simple. Find out more about STP and ECN trading accounts.

How to define success in ECN trading

When you start your ECN trading journey, it’s important to set clear goals. Success can be different for different people, and what you’re hoping to achieve might not match what other traders are aiming for. The key is to set a target you’re happy with. If it’s backed up by the in-depth research and analysis you have carried out using the tools on offer with your FXOpen platform, you’re well placed to go forward with your plan.

Before you open your ECN trading account, set out your objectives and how you’re going to achieve them. Remember to manage your expectations and accept that you’ll probably experience losses along the way. There are no guarantees of making a profit with ECN trading, so be sure to have a strategy in place should you lose out.

As an ECN broker for Hong Kong traders, our interests align with yours and we want you to enjoy success, however you define it.

Open an ECN trading account
with FXOpen

*Cryptocurrency CFDs are only available for trading by those clients categorised as Professional clients under FCA Rules. They are not available for trading by Retail clients.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 60% 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.