Over the past couple of months, I've been able to try out several different platforms and brokers in demo mode. I am getting close to making a decision on what broker to go live with. I've narrowed it down to two choices, of which FXCM is one.
I really like the FXCM software, as well as the overall service and support provided both here, and on their website. That being said, there are a couple of items provided by "broker #2"...(which I won't name specifically in this thread out of respect to Jason and the FXCM team), that I really like. As I couldn't find anything on the FXCM website to indicate they offered these items, I thought I would pose them here....Both questions are in the context of a micro account if it matters....although if they are offered on standard I'd be curious as well.
1) Does FXCM offer a debit card that can be utilized for withdrawals? If not today, is it planned? This is a very nice feature, that allows for quick, low cost access to funds. This I'd consider a nice to have, but not necessarily a showstopper.
2) Does FXCM offer non-expiring demo accounts to their "live" account customers? The general public demos expire in 30 days. For a new trader such as myself, I'd really like to have a demo alongside a real account to test new/alternate strategies. I'd also prefer that the test account be the same software platform and broker as my live account, to keep everything consistent.
Thanks for any insight on these questions.....