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
- 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
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 email@example.com to request our LMAX .NET API|
|FIX||Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request our FIX Protocol library|
|Java||Please send an email to email@example.com to request our LMAX Java API|
|LMAX Exchange Instruments||View LMAX Exchange Instruments list|
Web trading more
Mobile trading more
LMAX Professional markets
Over 70 instruments: FX, bullion, equity indices and spot commodities.
FX & Spot Commodities more
LMAX professional currently lists 70 FX pairs. One FX contract represents CCY1 10,000 notional exposure. For example 1 EUR/USD equates to EUR 10,000 notional exposure.
View the LMAX Exchange Instrument list
|FX & Spot Commodities|
|EUR/GBP||GBP/HUF||USD/CNH||Spot Crude Oil|
|EUR/HKD||GBP/JPY||USD/CZK||Spot Gold (AUD, EUR, USD)|
|EUR/HUF||GBP/MXN||USD/DKK||Spot Gold (Mini)|
|EUR/JPY||GBP/NOK||USD/HKD||Spot Silver (AUD, USD)|
|EUR/MXN||GBP/NZD||USD/HUF||Spot Silver (Mini)|
|EUR/NOK||GBP/PLN||USD/ILS||Spot UK Brent|
|EUR/NZD||GBP/SEK||USD/JPY||Spot US Natural Gas|
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
LMAX Professional offers Contracts for Difference (CFD) instruments in major Indices. LMAX Professional CFDs are based on 10% of the notional value of the underlying instrument.
There is not currently a liquidity provider for Index CFDs, for which liquidity is created by customers trading with each other.
View the LMAX Exchange Instrument list
|Germany 30 (Mini)|
|Hong Kong 50|
|US SPX 500|
|US SPX 500 (Mini)|
|US Tech 100|
|US Tech 100 (Mini)|
|Wall Street 30|
|Wall Street 30 (Mini)|
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%|
Front-end trading software providers more
Front-end trading software solutions enable access to LMAX Exchange liquidity through a 3rd party trading interface.
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 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 (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
MT4/5 Bridge providers more
MT4/5 Bridge providers enable brokers to connect through their MT4/5 servers to all LMAX Professional markets.
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
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. It connects MetaTrader to 27 external liquidity providers, giving retail brokers access to the same tools as institutional brokers.
For more information, please visit www.gold-i.com or call +44 1483 685410 close
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
Rous Technology more
Rous Technology provides risk management software solutions for the brokerage and banking industry allowing them to automate their trading platforms order routing processes into their counterparty trading platforms.
For more information, please visit www.roustech.com or call +371-66088019 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
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
Managed Network Providers more
Managed network/VPS providers enable brokers/professional traders to cross connect to LMAX Exchange at Equinix LD4/5.
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 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