Whenever you trade USDCAD, USDCHF, USDJPY you will find that it always costs $3.00 per 1.00 standard lots. However, these commissions are based on nominal volume (which depends on the base currency of the pair you're trading).
In the case of USDJPY, USD is the first (base) currency so the commissions will always be the same. With EURUSD at a rate of 1.10000, it will cost 1.10000 x $3.00 = $3.30 to trade one standard lot. However, if you trade AUDUSD at a rate of 0.75000, it will only cost 0.75000 x $3.00 = $2.25 per standard lot.
|Spread||From 0 pips||Order Execution||Market|
|Account Currency||USD / EUR||Trading Instruments||
|Available Leverage||1:1000||Maximum Trades||None|
|Minimum deposit||None||Maximum deposit||None|
|Spread||From 0 pips||Commission||$15 per million|
|Spread Type||Variable||Stop Out||40%|
|Minimum Trade Size||0.01 Standard Lots||Minimum Step||0.01 Lots|
|Maximum Trade Size||500 Standard Lots||Trading Hours|
|1:1000||Up to $5,000|
|1:500||Up to $50,000|
|1:400||Up to $60,000|
|1:300||Up to $70,000|
|1:200||Up to $80,000|
|1:150||Up to $100,000|
Note: Leverage is limited to a maximum of 1:200 just prior to high impact news releases for new positions. Leverage will also be limited to 1:200 during periods of extreme market volatility. Already-opened positions are not affected -- only new Buy and Sell orders sent for execution just prior and during to news releases and these extremely volatile conditions.
All Limit and Stop orders that are triggered during a news release are affected by this limitation. These pending orders will only result in the opening of a new position if margin requirements under the reduced leverage are met, otherwise they will be cancelled by the system due to a lack of sufficient margin for execution. Note that any deposit bonuses are excluded from this margin calculation. This is to protect clients and help prevent accounts from attaining negative balances and large losses during moments of high volatility.