Forex Brokers that allow Scalping

What is scalping?

Scalping – (also known as “snipping”, “churning”) – is a fast-paced trading style where a trader seeks very small profits

usually 1-10 pips) by repeatedly opening & closing trades, which usually last less than a minute.

Forex broker scalping policies – what to expect?

All Forex brokers allow occasional scalping. If your broker doesn’t tolerate even a single quick trade, there must be something wrong with company’s way of conducting business. There is no reason to deny a scalping order, even a few of them in a row,since it’s normal for a trader to quickly adjust/change positions if he/she no longer believes that a trade is going to do well.

Most of Forex brokers these days will allow regular scalping, non-aggressive style, which means a trader will have long-term tradesalong with short lived trades once in a while. It shouldn’t, however, be assumed that every broker allows regular scalping.Therefore it’s traders’ responsibility to check broker scalping policies, client agreement and if necessary, chat/call/email to a broker with questions about clarifying scalping policies.

Some Forex brokers will fully allow and welcome scalpers. Such brokers are found among DMA brokers andECN brokers. where look for the category “Scalping” and “Yes, scalpers welcome” option.

Forex brokers that allow scalping with no known restrictions

BrokerMinimum accountMaximum LeverageScalping allowedType
AxiTrader$200400:1yesECN/STP & DMA/STP
Grand Capital$10500:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & STP
X CFD$100200:1yesSTP
ZAR FX$500500:1yesDMA/STP & STP
XTB UK$1200:1yesSTP & Market maker
XGLOBAL Markets$500200:1yes, scalpers welcomeDMA/STP & STP
WH SelfInvest€2500100:1yesDMA/STP
Vunani Private Clients$500100:1yesDMA/STP & STP
Vinson Financials$200500:1yesSTP & Market maker
Victory International Futures$5000100:1yesMarket maker
Varengold Bank FX$1200:1yesSTP & Market maker
Vantage FX$100500:1yesECN/STP & STP
Valbury Capital$5000100:1yesDMA/STP
UpFX$100300:1yesDMA/STP & STP
Trading 212$150200:1yesSTP
TradeWiseFX$25500:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & STP
Tradeview Forex$100400:1yesECN/STP & DMA/STP
TradeStation Securities$200050:1yesDMA/STP
Traders Way$11000:1yesECN/STP & DMA/STP & Market maker
TradersChoiceFX$25050:1yesECN/STP & STP & Market maker
Traders Trust$100500:1yes, scalpers welcomeSTP
TradeNext$100300:1yesSTP & Market maker
TradeKing$50050:1yesMarket maker
TradeFxP$25500:1yesECN/STP & STP
Tickmill$25500:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & STP
Thinkorswim$150:1yesMarket maker
ThinkForex$250500:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & DMA/STP
TFX Markets$50500:1yesECN/STP & STP
TFIFX$500100:1yesMarket maker
TeleTrade (Europe)$1100:1yesSTP & Market maker
Tallinex$1001000:1yesECN/STP & STP
TaipeiFX$1000033:1yes, scalpers welcomeSTP
Sword Capital$100500:1yesSTP & Market maker
Swissquote Bank$1000100:1yesMarket maker
Swiss International $500200:1yesECN/STP & Market maker
SVSFX$1400:1yes, scalpers welcomeSTP
Sucden Financial£5000100:1yesSTP
StoxMarket$1000500:1yes, scalpers welcomeSTP$250200:1yesSTP
SmartTradeFX$100300:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP
Smart Markets$1400:1yesMarket Maker
SkyFX$500300:1yes, scalpers welcomeSTP & Market maker
Sun Hung Kai Forex$500020:1yesDMA/STP
Sterling Gent Trading (SGT)$50400:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & DMA/STP
Sensus Capital€1000500:1yesECN/STP & STP
Saxo Bank$1000050:1yesMarket maker
Rubix FX$500100:1yesECN/STP
Royal Forex Trading (RFXT)$1000400:1yesECN/STP & Market Maker
Renesource Capital$10100:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & DMA/STP
Real Trade$20500:1yes (60 sec hold minimum)Market maker
Real ECN$100400:1yesECN/STP
Real-Forex$2000200:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & DMA/STP
RBS - Royal Bank of Scotland£150:1yesMarket maker
Questrade$1000200:1yesMarket maker
PhillipCapital UK$1500200:1yesSTP
Pacific Financial Derivatives (PFD-NZ)$1300:1yesECN/STP & STP
PCM Brokers$100400:1yes, scalpers welcomeSTP
PaxForex$10500:1yes, scalpers welcomeSTP + Market maker
OANDA$150:1yes, scalpers welcomeMarket maker
NSFX$300200:1yesECN/STP & STP
Nova FX Trading$1001000:1yesSTP
NewForex$11000:1yesMarket Maker
NAS Broker$11000:1yes, scalpers welcomeDMA/STP & Market maker
MXT Global$100500:1yesECN/STP & STP
MTrading$11000:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & STP
MTI Markets$1001000:1yesECN/STP & STP
M2 Forex$200050:1yes, scalpers welcomeMarket maker
Lucror FX$50500:1yesSTP
London FX$1000100:1yesECN/STP & STP
London Capital Group (LCG)$1300:1yesECN/STP & STP & Market Maker
LiteForex$101000:1yesSTP & DMA/STP
Lider Forex$100200:1yesSTP
LAND FX$300500:1yesECN/STP & STP
KRC (KRCNZ and KRC Group)$200200:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & STP
KGI Ong Capital$100050:1yesSTP
Key To Markets$100500:1yesECN/STP & DMA/STP
Juno Markets$500400:1yesSTP
IV Brokers$100500:1yesECN/STP & STP
InvestTechFX$500500:1yesECN/STP & STP
Investorseurope$100400:1yes (with a scalping account)ECN/STP & DMA/STP
Invast$250100:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP
InterTrader Direct$18000100:1yesECN/STP
Interactive Brokers£50040:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP
IKON Markets$20040:1yesECN/STP & DMA/STP & STP
IKON Global Markets$150500:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & Market maker
IKON Group$100500:1yesECN/STP & STP
IG Markets (UK and Australia)$500400:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & Market maker
IFC Markets$100400:1yesMarket maker
FBS$12000:1yes, scalpers welcomeDMA/STP & STP
ICM - iTrade $500400:1yesMarket maker
IC Markets Forex Rebates$200500:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & STP
IC Markets$200500:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & STP
IamFX$500500:1yes, scalpers welcomeDMA/STP
HiWayFX$201000:1yesECN/STP & STP
Hirose Financial UK$1300:1yes, scalpers welcomeSTP
HighSky Brokers$1200:1yesMarket maker
HeartForex$500200:1yesECN/STP & STP
Hantec Markets$1000200:1yesECN/STP & STP
GO Markets$500300:1yesECN/STP & STP
Goldstein Brokers$100500:1yesDMA/STP
Global Prime Forex$500200:1yesECN/STP
GKFXPRIME$11000:1yesSTP & Market maker
GDMFX$100500:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & STP
GCM Forex$100100:1yesECN/STP & Market maker
GAINSY$10500:1yesECN/STP & STP
GAIN Capital Group$10000050:1yesECN/STP & Market maker
FXTPG$50500:1yesECN/STP & STP
FXTG (ForexTG)$1000500:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & STP & Market maker
FX Solutions (UK and Australia)$250400:1yesMarket maker
FXOptimax$101000:1yes, scalpers welcomeDMA/STP & STP
FxNet$50500:1yesECN/STP & STP
FXFlat€200400:1yesMarket maker
FXFair$11000:1yesECN/STP & DMA/STP
FXDD$200050:1yesMarket maker
FXDD Malta$1200:1yesECN/STP & Market maker
FXCM (UK and Australia)$2000200:1yesSTP
FXCC$100300:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP
FX Next$100200:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP
FP Markets$200500:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & DMA/STP
Fort Financial Services$51000:1yesECN/STP & STP
FormulaFX$100300:1yesECN/STP & STP & Market maker
FW Markets$1500:1yesECN/STP & DMA/STP
Forex Rally$1001000:1yesSTP & Market maker
Forex FS$100500:1yesDMA/STP
Forex Broker Inc$100500:1yesECN/STP & STP$100500:1yesECN/STP & STP$25050:1yesECN/STP & Market maker
Forex4you$11000:1yesDMA/STP & STP & Market maker
FIPFX GLOBAL$200400:1yesSTP & Market maker
FinFX$100200:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & DMA/STP
Finexo€100200:1yesMarket maker
Fidelis$500200:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & DMA/STP
FIBO Group Holdings$300200:1yesECN/STP & Market maker
FIBO Group$300200:1yesECN/STP & Market maker
FeelTrade$1300:1yesECN/STP & STP
FastBrokers$250050:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & Market maker
ETX Capital$100200:1-Market maker
Elxi Markets$100400:1yesDMA/STP
Elit4x UK€100200:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & STP
ELEX - Electronic FX Markets$1000200:1yesECN/STP & DMA/STP
EightCap$100400:1yesECN/STP & STP
Dukascopy Bank SA$100200:1yesECN/STP
DQFX$100500:1yes, scalpers welcomeDMA/STP & STP
Divisa Capital$5000100:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & DMA/STP
Direct FX$250400:1yesDMA/STP
DF Markets$1200:1yesMarket maker
CM Trading$250400:1yesSTP & Market maker
CMS Forex$25050:1yesMarket maker
CMC Markets$1500:1yesMarket maker
Core Liquidity Markets$250500:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & DMA/STP
CIM Bank€500050:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & STP
CFH Clearing$50000100:1yesECN/STP & STP
City Credit Capital UK (CCC)$500200:1yesMarket maker
Caesar Trade$25500:1yesSTP
Bulls Capital Markets$50500:1yesECN/STP & DMA/STP
BTFX€250200:1yesECN/STP & STP
BMFN Arab$1200:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & Market maker
Blackwell Global$2000200:1yesSTP
BlackBull Markets$100500:1yesECN/STP
XM$5888:1yesMarket maker
BCapitalsFX$10400:1yesECN/STP & STP
BANX Trading$1300:1yesSTP & Market maker
Back Bay Markets$500400:1yesECN/STP & STP & Market maker
Atom8£5000100:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & DMA/STP & STP
ATC Brokers$500050:1yesECN/STP & STP
Araxo4x$100400:1yesECN/STP & DMA/STP & Market maker
ALVAST TRADE$100200:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & STP
Alfa Financial$25000100:1yesSTP
AGM Markets$250200:1yesSTP
AFX Capital$20500:1yesECN/STP & DMA/STP & Market Maker
ADS Securities London£1500:1yesECN/STP & STP
Admiral Markets$250500:1yesECN/STP & STP
ActivTrades$100400:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & STP
AAFX Trading$502000:1yesSTP
1BillionForex$5500:1yesECN/STP & STP
VPE Bank$5000100:1yesECN/STP
Velocity Trade$1000100:1yesDMA/STP
Trust Capital$250400:1yes, scalpers welcomeSTP
TrioMarkets$100300:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & STP
Tradize$1001000:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & STP
Titan FX$200500:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & STP
FxPlayer$10050:1yesECN/STP & DMA/STP
TeleTrade (UAE)$1100:1yesSTP & Market maker
Super Hot Forex$200500:1yesECN/STP & STP
Sunbird$1000300:1yesECN/STP & DMA/STP
SimpleFX$1500:1yesSTP & Market maker
SaudiQuote$10000100:1yesECN/STP & STP
Ruizean Trader$200400:1yesECN/STP & STP
Price Markets$500400:1yesECN/STP & Market maker
Pepperstone$200400:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & DMA/STP
Nova Tradex$1001000:1yesMarket maker
NimrodFX$100400:1yesECN/STP & STP
FX Choice$100200:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & Market maker
MFX Broker$11000:1yes, scalpers welcomeECN/STP & Market maker
MB Trading$40050:1yesECN/STP
MahiFX$1100:1yesMarket maker
JustForex$12000:1yesECN/STP & STP & Market make
IHI - Investment House International$1000400:1yesMarket maker
FX Money World$100400:1yesSTP & Market maker
FreshForex1000:1yesECN/STP & STP & Market maker
Forex-Metal$12000:1yesECN/STP & Market maker
Finpro Trading$100200:1yesECN/STP
Fortress Capital$200050:1yes, scalpers welcomeSTP
Euro Pacific Bank$1000100:1yesDMA/STP & Market maker
Esther FX$100500:1yesECN/STP
CFD1000$200400:1yesSTP & Market maker
Capital Trust Markets$1400:1yesDMA/STP & STP
Bulbrokers$100200:1yesECN/STP & STP & Market maker
Azura Markets$250500:1yesDMA/STP
Axiory$500500:1yes, scalpers welcomeDMA/STP
AssetsFX$200200:1yesECN/STP & DMA/STP
Advanced Markets$1100:1yesDMA/STP
AMFX$500400:1yesSTP & Market Maker
Alpari$1500:1yesECN/STP & STP & Market Maker
AccentForex$10500:1yes, scalpers welcomeDMA/STP & Market Maker
4XNetworks$11000:1yesECN/STP & Market Maker
3TG Brokers$300500:1yesECN/STP & STP
RoboForex$11000:1yesECN/STP & DMA/STP & Market maker
Orbex$500500:1yes (ECN accounts only)ECN/STP & Market maker
NordFX$51000:1yesECN/STP & STP
IronFX$500500:1yesECN/STP & STP & Market maker
FxPro$500500:1yesECN/STP & Market maker
FXOpen$1500:1yes (60 sec hold minimum) - Mini & Standard accounts yes - ECN accountsECN/STP & Market maker
FXOpen UK$300100:1yesECN/STP
EXNESS$12000:1yesECN/STP & Market maker
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Forex brokers that control scalping and apply restrictions based on scalping activity

Forex BrokerRule
10Marketsscalping is allowed, but monitored.
ActivTradesmicro-lot trading service may not be compatible with all scalping techniques, and may therefore be temporarily or permanently removed from the concerned accounts after proper notification. Scalpers are welcome to trade on Interbank accounts.
AFX Capitalscalping is allowed on EA scalping accounts.
AGEAthe maximum number of short-term positions (shorter than 5 minutes) a trader can have in a 4-hour period is 10. If a trader closes more than 50 short-term positions or more than 200 total positions in 7 consecutive days, the trader's account will be temporarily prevented from sending new orders into the market.
AJAJ Groupscalping is allowed, but monitored.
AL Trade we consider scalpers somebody who systematically pip hunts below 2-5 pips on average. Since it is difficult to cover such positions in the market, we would need to increase the spreads or apply trading limits for clients with permanent scalping strategies. Accordingly spread and order levels will be increased on your trading account according to Article 3.5 of AL Trade Customer Agreement Annex B.
Alpha Capital Marketsscalping is allowed, but monitored.
C.I.M. Banque we have no problem with scalpers as we do have a huge liquidity. However, above a "5 million transaction", we would prefer to talk to you before to understand exactly how you work.
CMC Markets don't totally restricts, but actively discourages scalping.
CommexFXscalping allowed, but is monitored.
CornerTrader scalping is allowed, but is monitored.
Easy-Forex Time limit for closing positions is 30 seconds.
eToro minimum time to stay in a trade is 5 minutes.
FIBO Groupallows the use of scalping, unless your strategy does not breach trading rules of the company.
Finotec Trading Inc scalping is possible, but not entirely tolerated.
Forex Club Financial Companyscalpers requesting many of quotes without executions will be put you on the bottom of the list and receive lesser priority.
HY Markets scalping is allowed but it is monitored.
ICM Capital scalping allowed, but monitored.
InstaForex P. 3.14.6. Orders that have not more than 2 minutes left before being closed (or the time left before a lock order is executed) can be canceled by the Company.
FXOpen you can scalp but most of your positions should open for at least 1 minute.
IKOFX Scalping techniques less than two minutes are prohibited, all trades are required to be held at least two minutes or longer. Penalty may cause profits and rebates to be forfeited.
Nexsus Financial Marketsscalping is allowed, but is monitored.
NoaFX scalping is allowed on Pro accounts. Scalping is prohibited on Ultra accounts, where scalping is defined as "have a holding period of less than 4 minutes and/or have Take Profit levels of less than 3 pips".
One Financial Marketsscalping is allowed, but it's monitored.
Price Markets scalping is allowed on Dynamic MT4 & ECN accounts only.
Profiforex scalping is allowed, but it's monitored.
Real TradeMarket orders closed in a 60 second period (or before the 5th tick) from the moment of opening an order are subject to cancellation. Orders longer that 1 minute are fine.
SuperForex Scalping is allowed, but monitored.
Windsor Brokers at Windsor we tend to give our client to use the trading strategies that suits their need and if the client trading strategies is considered inappropriate our unprofessional the client is officially advised before taking any action concerning his account.
XForexThere must be at-least 1 pro-mile difference between stop loss and profit target to the current market rate. 2 minutes must pass before trader can close deal.

Forex brokers that don't allow scalping

Forex brokerAllow Scalping Account
Abshire-SmithDMA accounts
ACM Gold no
AGM Forex ECN accounts
AmigaFX no
ATS Markets no
AvaTrade no
BelforFx no
Capital Index no
ContinentalFX no
Deltastock11.4 General terms
Forex CorporateVIP accounts
ForexCT no
ForexYard no
Forex Global Market (FXGM) no
Gallant Capital Markets (GCMFX) no
GCI Financial ECN accounts
InterTrader no no
One Financial Markets no
Plus500 no
Seven Star FX no
Trade12 no
TraderNovo no
Wenn Marketsno
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Many believe that scalping is one of the best, sometimes easiest way, to profit in Forex. 100% of traders at some point tried scalping. Professional traders, however,in their majority won’t consider scalping as their prime Forex strategy, because despite all beliefs, manual scalping is a hard work, while automated scalping is often detected and banned by Forex brokers.