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How do you calculate ECN commission?

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How do you calculate ECN commission?

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Please note that the calculation of the ECN commission is based upon the volume in USD. All trades on ECN accounts are subject to a commission of 3.5 USD per notional trading amount of 100,000 USD. In other words the total amount of commission for a round-turn lot will be 7 USD.

EXAMPLE 1. Let’s assume that you are going to execute a trade of 1 lot size on USDCHF. Considering that 1 lot on USDCHF is equal to 100,000 USD (which is equal to one Standard Lot), the commission will be 7 USD: ECN commission=7*Trade Volume/100 000=7*100 000/100 000=7 USD.

EXAMPLE 2. A trade of 0.5 lot on EURUSD at the exchange rate of 1.3200 will be subject to a commission of 4.62 USD. Since our base currency is EUR and not USD, we will need to convert it to USD by multiplying our lot size by the current exchange rate: ECN Commission=7*Trade Volume in USD/100 000=7*50 000*1.32/100 000 = 4.62 USD. In the example above EUR is the base currency, so 50,000 EUR will be equal to 50,000*1.32=66,000 USD.


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