I much prefer fixed spreads rather than floating spreads because sometimes floating soread can widen regarding fast movement that is not good for hedging trading, sometimes spreads could reach 30 to 40 pips, that’s why I always like to depend on fixed spreads.
Mohammadi posted: I much prefer fixed spreads rather than floating spreads because sometimes floating soread can widen regarding fast movement that is not good for hedging trading, sometimes spreads could reach 30 to 40 pips, that’s why I always like to depend on fixed spreads.
Fixed spread broker provides fixed spread only 95% of the time. When there is high impact news release spread widen. So there is no 100% fixed spread account.
The trading spreads is a big deal when choosing a reliable broker , we can choose the broker which for all time make sure best trading environment by providing lowest trading spreads which is very supportive to make profit with certainly by using any kinds of trading strategies in particularly the scalping that brings profit in a short time. That’s why when choosing a broker we have to looking for better trading spreads.
I am not an experienced trader, however I prefer to trade with a DMA broker that provides interbank spreads. Thus the spread cannot be fixed... but always floating as it depends on the market conditions. LongVision is right there is no 100 % fixed spread and it is not normal to be like this ...
Yeah, but it is not easy to find them. There is not a broker that will tell you 'I am a market maker' :) But there are some signs to find which brokers are market makers and which- not. One of the most important things is the 'Execution model'. Before starting using any broker, every trader should know what is the execution model of the preferred broker. For example, if the execution model is 'NDD DMA/STP' this means, that the broker don't have Dealing Desk and provides Direct Market Access / Straight Trough Process, therefore such brokers aren't market makers.
Like the others before me said - Fixed spreads is a sign that that broker is a Market Maker. Variable spreads = ECN or DMA/STP broker
I'd add just another note - most brokers offer Marked-up spreads (the commission is included in the spread) which makes the spread even bigger. You should look for brokers that provide Core Spreads (= Market spread) and they will charge commission separately. Which is good because you can clearly see how much is the commission you pay for each trade.