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LMAX Professional access methods

24 hour professional access with optimum connectivity, ensuring highest quality of trade execution

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FX and CFDs are leveraged products that can result in losses exceeding your deposit.
They are not suitable for everyone so please ensure you fully understand the risks involved. View full risk warning

Flexible access to LMAX Professional

LMAX Professional delivers fast, secure and flexible access to help optimise trading.

Connectivity and access

  • Connectivity: Cross connect at Equinix LD4/5 and TY3, PoP at Interxion, Extranet and Internet
  • Access: API (Java & .Net), FIX 4.4, Web GUI, Mobile, MT4/5 Bridges

Fee schedule

  • Access and market data fees more

Access methods in detail

LMAX Exchange Application Programming Interface (API) technology enables clients to automate FX trading and CFD trading. With messages available in XML/JSON format clients can either choose to develop their own wrapper or use our customisable Client Libraries (Java, .NET) or our FIX protocol to simplify the integration.

FIX/API users benefit from:

  • Free direct access to all markets on LMAX Professional
  • Ultra-low latency, anonymous trading
  • Secure protocol
  • Access up to 20 levels of market depth (via FIX only)
  • Access to a knowledgeable API technical support team
  • Risk-free testing in the LMAX Exchange demo environment

View the API schematic

To use LMAX Exchange APIs, you must:

  • Enter into a license agreement with LMAX Exchange - LMAX Exchange API Agreement.
  • Have access to the expertise to implement complex computer programs in the supported languages.
  • Understand you will be charged an inactivity fee if the minimum trading thresholds are not met.
.NET Please send an email to apitrading@lmax.com to request our LMAX .NET API
FIX Please send an email to apitrading@lmax.com to request our FIX Protocol library
Java Please send an email to apitrading@lmax.com to request our LMAX Java API
LMAX Exchange Instruments View LMAX Exchange Instruments list

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Web trading more

LMAX Professional web trading technology delivers clients:

  • Direct access to all LMAX Professional markets
  • Low latency, anonymous trading
  • Streamlined efficient and superior execution
  • Easy to use and feature-rich professional User Interface

Download the Trading Manual

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Mobile trading more

LMAX Professional markets

Over 100 instruments: FX, bullion, equity indices and spot commodities.

LMAX Exchange London LD4 download instrument list more

LMAX Exchange London LD4 lists FX, bullion, equity indices & commodities. One FX contract represents CCY1 10,000 notional exposure. For example 1 EUR/USD equates to EUR 10,000 notional exposure.

View the Instrument list

FX Overnight Financing more

The financing charge for Rolling Spot FX reflects the relative interest rates of the two currencies comprising your open trade plus a premium dependant on market conditions and including an LMAX Exchange charge. When a position is held overnight, LMAX Exchange will apply a financing entry to your account. This may be a debit or a credit entry depending on the contributing factors outlined above, namely relative interest rates and LMAX Exchange premium.

The cost of the tomorrow next roll (tom/next) is applied to positions held through the respective market close. The opening price on your position is not adjusted, rather a separate financing charge is levied to your account. Positions rolled over the weekend or over bank holidays will reflect the longer duration of the underlying wholesale rolling trades. Example available on request. close

CFD Overnight Financing Rates more

Financing charges are applied to all CFD positions held through the market close each day. Financing charges will be applied according to the following schedule.

Instrument Reference Rate Standard Contracts Long Standard Contracts Short Mini Contracts Long Mini Contracts Short
UK instruments 1 month LIBOR + 2.0% - 1.5% + 2.5% - 2.0%
Euro instruments 1 month EUR LIBOR + 2.0% - 1.5% + 2.5% - 2.0%
US instruments 1 month USD LIBOR + 2.0% - 1.5% + 2.5% - 2.0%
JPY instruments 1 month JPY LIBOR + 2.0% - 1.5% + 2.5% - 2.0%
AUD instruments 1 month AUD LIBOR + 2.0% - 1.5% + 2.5% - 2.0%
HKD instruments 1 month HKD LIBOR + 2.0% - 1.5% + 2.5% - 2.0%

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LMAX Exchange Tokyo TY3 download instrument list more

LMAX Exchange TokyoTY3 lists FX and metals. One FX contract represents CCY1 10,000 notional exposure. For example 1 EUR/USD equates to EUR 10,000 notional exposure.

View the Instrument list

FX Overnight Financing more

The financing charge for Rolling Spot FX reflects the relative interest rates of the two currencies comprising your open trade plus a premium dependant on market conditions and including an LMAX Exchange charge. When a position is held overnight, LMAX Exchange will apply a financing entry to your account. This may be a debit or a credit entry depending on the contributing factors outlined above, namely relative interest rates and LMAX Exchange premium.

The cost of the tomorrow next roll (tom/next) is applied to positions held through the respective market close. The opening price on your position is not adjusted, rather a separate financing charge is levied to your account. Positions rolled over the weekend or over bank holidays will reflect the longer duration of the underlying wholesale rolling trades. Example available on request. close

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Technology Partners

Front-end trading software providers more

Front-end trading software solutions enable access to LMAX Exchange liquidity through a 3rd party trading interface.

AlphaNovae more

AlphaNovae is designed for algorithmic and active professional trading that demands best execution. AlphaTrader modular infrastructure is fully integrated with the LMAX Exchange FIX and API, enabling clients to seamlessly benefit from low latency, exchange style execution on LMAX Exchange.

For more information, please visit www.alphanovae.com/alphatrader close

MultiCharts more

MultiCharts is an award-winning, professional trading software for charting, backtesting and multi-broker automated trading. High-definition charting, built-in indicators and strategies, one-click trading from chart and DOM, high-precision backtesting, brute-force and genetic optimisation, automated execution and support for EasyLanguage scripts are all key tools available through MultiCharts.

For more information, please visit www.multicharts.com close

PTMC more

PTMC (Protrader Multi-Connect) is a comprehensive professional trading platform developed especially for active traders. PTMC’s key features include fully customisable interface, advanced drawing and technical analysis charting tools, standard and advanced chart types. In addition, PTMC enables programming and testing of algorithmic strategies through AlgoStudio module, featuring strategies scripting, debugging, optimisation and back testing.

For more information, please visit www.protrader.org close

Sierra Charts more

Sierra Charts is a full-featured, high-performance trading and charting platform, offering access to LMAX Exchange. Clients benefit from the following services and capabilities: server-side managed OCO and bracket orders, six month order fill history maintained on server and ultralow latency order routing.

For more information, please visit www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/LMAX.php close

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MT4/5 Bridge providers more

MT4/5 Bridge providers enable brokers to connect through their MT4/5 servers to all LMAX Professional markets.

AMTS Solutions more

AMTS Solutions is a fast and flexible solution for online trading, providing brokers with the maximum flexibility in configuring the liquidity, trading tools, risk management rules, order execution methods. In addition, broker clients receive high degree of protection from typical problems such as non-market quotes, arbitration and much more.

For more information, please visit www.amtssolutions.com or call +372 6309 300. close

Gold-i more

Trading systems integrator, Gold-i, provides fast and reliable integration between retail and institutional trading systems on a global basis, automatically covering all retail broker risks with banks in real time.

For more information, please visit www.gold-i.com or call +44 1483 685410 close

oneZero more

oneZero Financial Systems provides low-latency software systems for the foreign exchange, commodities, and futures markets. oneZero also offers an array of risk management and back-office utilities that allow any broker, from start-up to established global leader, to provide better quality service to their clients via robust, flexible technology solutions.

For more information, please visit www.onezero.com or call +1-888-703-4285 close

PrimeXM more

PrimeXM offers premium quality institutional grade solutions for MetaTrader4. PrimeXM can stream quotes via MT4 into liquidity providers and back to MT4 with thousands of real time executions per second.

For more information, please visit www.primexm.com or call +41 44 500 9740 close

Think Liquidity more

The proprietary ThinkLiquidity enterprise risk engines allow for real time A book, B book and C book management and trade execution. ThinkLiquidity is an international technology firm specializing in the foreign exchange and CFD markets and is built from the ground up with a focus on maximizing brokerage revenue.

For more information, please visit www.thinkliquidity.com or call US: 1-800-986-9402 or AU: +61-280155041 close

Tools4Brokers more

MetaTrader-to-FIX Bridge connects servers to an external liquidity provider using the FIX protocol, which allows to hedge financial risks, synchronise prices with liquidity providers and benefit from this high-speed, robust solution with extensive functionality.

For more information, please visit www.tools4brokers.com or call +79 312 831 150 close

WADMAX Technologies more

WADMAX Technologies offers risk management, liquidity and other solutions for brokers using MetaTrader platform.
WADMAX Technologies MT4 FIX Liquidity Bridge allows brokers to offset client deals according to pre-defined rules. It is the perfect risk management tool, providing brokers with great flexibility to hedge specific client groups or even all clients.

For more information, please visit www.wadmaxtech.com close

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Managed Network Providers more

Managed network/VPS providers enable brokers/professional traders to cross connect to LMAX Exchange at Equinix LD4/5.

Fixnetix more

Fixnetix provides front-office managed services, ultra-low latency risk management, trading infrastructure and FIX as-a-service solution.

For more information, please visit www.fixnetix.com or call +44 20 3008 8990 close

GuavaTech more

GuavaTech offers customised IT solutions, specialising in secure low latency trading infrastructure that encompass networks, colocation hosting services, exchange and liquidity pool access, ISV management.

For more information, please visit www.guavatech.com or call +1-312-604-4300 close

TMX Atrium more

TMX Atrium operates as a venue neutral infrastructure provider, offering highly-scalable connectivity between multiple markets and trading venues.

Fore more information, please visit www.tmxatrium.com or call +44 203194 2510 close

Moneywheel more

Moneywheel Research Zrt. offers low latency managed network and hosting services for institutions and individual algorithmic traders.

Fore more information, please visit www.mwr.hu or call +36 20 469 59 59 close

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