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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 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
AUD/CAD EUR/RON GBP/TRY USD/NOK
AUD/CHF EUR/RUB GBP/USD USD/PLN
AUD/JPY EUR/SEK GBP/ZAR USD/RON
AUD/NZD EUR/SGD GLD/CNH USD/RUB
AUD/USD EUR/TRY NOK/SEK USD/SEK
CAD/CHF EUR/USD NZD/CAD USD/SGD
CAD/JPY EUR/ZAR NZD/CHF USD/TRY
CHF/JPY GBP/AUD NZD/JPY USD/ZAR
EUR/AUD GBP/CAD NZD/SGD XAG/AUD
EUR/CAD GBP/CHF NZD/USD XAU/AUD
EUR/CHF GBP/CZK SLV/CNH XAU/EUR
EUR/CZK GBP/DKK USD/CAD XPD/USD
EUR/DKK GBP/HKD USD/CHF XPT/USD
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
EUR/PLN GBP/SGD USD/MXN  

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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Indices more

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

Indices
Australia 200
Europe 50
France 40
Germany 30
Germany 30 (Mini)
Hong Kong 50
Japan 225
Spain 35
UK 100
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%

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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.

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

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. 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 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

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

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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