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Best US Forex Brokers for 2022

Steven Hatzakis

Written by Steven Hatzakis
Edited by John Bringans
Fact-checked by Joey Shadeck

October 05, 2022

The ForexBrokers.com annual forex broker review (six years running) is the most cited in the industry. With over 50,000 words of research across the site, we spend hundreds of hours testing forex brokers each year. Here's how we test.

Trading forex (currencies) in the United States (US) is popular among fx traders. Before any fx broker can accept US forex traders as clients, they must become registered as Retail Foreign Exchange Dealer (RFED) by the financial regulatory body, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and also regulated by the National Futures Association (NFA) as a Futures Commission Merchant (FCM). The NFA website is nfa.futures.org. We recommend US residents also follow the CFTC on Twitter, @CFTC.

National Futures Association (NFA) logo

The CFTC is a federal regulatory agency that was established by Congress in 1974 with jurisdiction over the commodity futures (derivatives) markets. The same legislation authorized the creation of the registered futures associations, and in 1982 the NFA started as a self-regulatory organization for the US derivatives industry. For a historical breakdown here is a link to the NFA's webpage on Wikipedia.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 65% and 82% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Best US Forex Brokers for 2022

To find the best forex brokers in the USA, we created a list of all CFTC registered brokers, then ranked brokers by their Overall ranking.

Here is our list of the top forex brokers in the United States:

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Best Forex Brokers US Comparison

Compare US registered forex brokers side by side using the forex broker comparison tool or the summary table below. This broker list is sorted by the firm's ForexBrokers.com Overall ranking.

Company Accepts US Residents Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard Minimum Initial Deposit Overall Rating Visit Site
IG logoIG check 0.86 (September 2022) £250.00 5 Stars Visit Site
Interactive Brokers logoInteractive Brokers check 0.6 (Aug 2022) $0 5 Stars Visit Site
TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade check 1.25 pips (September 2022) $0 5 Stars Visit Site
FOREX.com logoFOREX.com check 1.0 (July 2022) $100 5 Stars Visit Site

If you live in the United States, you can read our picks for best U.S. forex brokers, featuring likes, dislikes and a bottom-line summary for each broker.

How to Verify CFTC Registration

To identify if a forex broker is CFTC-registered and regulated by the NFA, the first step is to identify the NFA ID number from the disclosure text at the bottom of the broker's US homepage. For example, here's the key disclosure text from FOREX.com's website:

FOREX.com is a registered FCM and RFED with the CFTC and member of the National Futures Association (NFA # 0339826).

Next, look up the firm on the NFA website to validate the current status of the id number. Here is the official NFA page for FOREX.com.

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2022 Review Methodology

For our 2022 Forex Broker Review we assessed, rated, and ranked 39 international forex brokers over a three-month time period resulting in over 50,000 words of published research.

Each broker was graded on 113 different variables, including our proprietary Trust Score algorithm. This innovative scoring system ranks the level of trustworthiness for each broker based on factors such as licenses, regulation and corporate structure. Read about Trust Score here.

As part of our annual review process, all brokers had the opportunity to provide updates and key milestones and complete an in-depth data profile, which we hand-checked for accuracy.

Ultimately, our rigorous data validation process yields an error rate of less than .1% each year, providing site visitors with quality data they can trust. Learn more about how we test.

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About the Author

Steven Hatzakis
Steven Hatzakis

Steven Hatzakis is the Global Director of Research for ForexBrokers.com. Steven previously served as an Editor for Finance Magnates, where he authored over 1,000 published articles about the online finance industry. A forex industry expert and an active fintech and crypto researcher, Steven advises blockchain companies at the board level and holds a Series III license in the U.S. as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA).


John Bringans
John Bringans

John Bringans is the Senior Editor of ForexBrokers.com. An experienced media professional, John has close to a decade of editorial experience with a background that includes key leadership roles at global newsroom outlets. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from San Francisco State University, and conducts research on forex and the financial services industry while assisting in the production of content.


Joey Shadeck
Joey Shadeck

Joey Shadeck is the Content Strategist and Research Analyst for ForexBrokers.com. He holds dual degrees in Finance and Marketing from Oakland University, and has been an active trader and investor for close to ten years. An industry veteran, Joey obtains and verifies data, conducts research, and analyzes and validates our content.


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