GKFX has developed in-house a full-fledged ECN (Electronic Communication Network) which features all the latest technology used in the finance industry.

What is ECN?

ECN is an electronic equivalent to an exchange which brings together client orders and various liquidity providers such as banks, other ECNs, and larger brokers. 

Characteristics of GKFX ECN

  1. GKFX ECN is a multimodular, endlessly scalable system.
  2. ECN is built based on a high-speed data exchange and architecture capable of handling high-frequency queries.
  3. GKFX ECN has throughput capacity of over 30,000 orders per second.
  4. Any quantity of liquidity providers may be connected to GKFX ECN. The liquidity providers are merged into one stream which allows for a stable, steady system and provides access to the best prices in the market.
  5. GKFX ECN features an innovative logic for operating with liquidity providers which allows operations to be optimized, the load on liquidity providers to be reduced, and high quality execution of client orders to be achieved. 
  6. Level II market depth, which is available through GKFX ECN, demonstrates the transparency of work and also contains a number of essential functions such as one-click trading and instant determination of the average-weighted price at the required volume.
  7. One of the distinct features of GKFX is that client orders are visible in the market depth. Our clients can see both their own orders and those of others in the system, influence the spread as well as trade client-to-client with no spread.
  8. GKFX ECN makes no restrictions on placing entry orders. Clients may place limit orders within the spread.
  9. We have no restrictions regarding trading tactics, such as ‘pipsing’ or ‘scalping.’ There are no clauses in the contract concerning the length of time or amount of profit derived from trades.
  10. Market spread starting at 0 pips.
  11. Instant execution and no requotes.
  12. There’s another distinct feature of our ECN: GKFX clients may gain execution at prices more favorable than those they indicated in the order. For transparency, we added a service to MT4 which adds to the order commentary the amount of slippage when the order is opened and closed.
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  13. GKFX does not in any way interfere in the trading process. We have no artificial delays or slippage.
  14. Thanks to the anonymity of trades, orders from any given client are not identified in the overall stream, which precludes the possibility of liquidity providers giving any particular client worse execution. GKFX has an interest in the profitability of traders and in increasing trading volumes. We do everything possible to ensure the profitability of our clients. 

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Trading account types

Account type STP.MT4 ECN.MT4 PRO.ECN.MT4
Account currency USD, EUR, RUR
Minimum deposit none * 10,000 USD, 7,500 EUR,
300,000 RUR
Minimum trade volume Forex: 0.01 lot, increment 0.01 lot.
Metals (spot): 0.1 lot, increment 0.1 lot
Forex & metals (spot): 1 lot
(step 0.1 lot)
Maximum trade volume 100 lots
Maximum quantity of orders Unlimited
Spread Market spread starting at 0 pips
Leverage (Forex) 1:100 (up to 1:500**) 1:100
Margin percentage (metals spot) 1%
Locked margin Forex: 50%. Metals (spot): 0.5%
Commission None $25 per mln USD *** $15 per mln USD ***
Trading platforms MetaTrader 4; MetaTrader 4 for iPhone, iPad, Android
Type of execution instant execution market execution
FOREX instruments 37 currency pairsMetals (spot)
Requotes Yes None
Stop out 60%
Swap Market
Market depth (Level II) No Yes
One-click trading Yes (through MT 4 terminal) Yes
Client orders in market depth No Yes
Client-to-client trading (no spread) No Yes
Trading with expert advisors  Yes
Scalping Yes
Percentage of client orders put to market 100%

*   In order to open a position with the minimum volume a deposit of $10-20 is required (depending on the instrument).

**   Decisions concerning raising the amount of leverage offered to clients are decided on an individual basis. If your trading strategy involves using higher leverage while maintaining a reasonable level of risk, and you can justify why this is the case, write to dealing@gkfxecn.com or contact your personal manager.

*** Commission for one side of trade (commission doubled for round-turn trade).

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