Risk warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 90% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Risk warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 90% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Leverage and Margin Requirements

 On this page, you will find the leverage and margin requirements for ForexTime (FXTM). When trading, you must maintain a certain level of funds in your account (the necessary margin), also known as a good faith deposit. Calculating and understanding your necessary margin requirements beforehand allows you to apply good risk management and avoid any unnecessary margin calls resulting in the closing of a position due to not enough margin in your account.

Kindly note that leverage offered in Forextime (FXTM) is fixed based on the trading instrument and limited with 1:30 maximum. As with any leveraged product, there is a possibility for both increased losses and profits.

Margin requirements on demo accounts are equivalent to those on corresponding live accounts.

Forex:

LeverageInstruments
1:30CADCHF, CADJPY, CHFJPY, EURCAD, EURCHF, EURGBP, EURJPY, EURUSD, GBPCAD, GBPCHF, GBPJPY, GBPUSD, USDCAD, USDCHF, USDJPY
1:20AUDCAD, AUDCHF, AUDNZD, AUDSGD, CHFSGD, EURDKK, EURNOK, EURNZD, EURSEK, EURSGD, GBPNZD, NZDCAD, NZDCHF, NZDSGD, SGDJPY, USDDKK, USDHKD, USDNOK, USDSEK, AUDJPY, AUDUSD, EURAUD, GBPAUD, NZDJPY, NZDUSD, CHFNOK, CHFPLN, EURHKD, EURPLN, EURTRY, GBPDKK, GBPHUF, GBPNOK, GBPPLN, GBPSEK, GBPSGD, HKDJPY, USDCNH, USDCZK, USDHUF, USDMXN, USDPLN, USDSGD, USDTRY, USDZAR

Metals:

LeverageInstruments
1:20XAUEUR, XAUGBP, XAUUSD
1:10XAGEUR, XAGUSD

Indices:

TickerCurrencyLeverage
AUS200AUD1:5
FCHI40EUR
GDAXImEUR
Jap225JPY
ND100mUSD
SP500mUSD
STOX50EUR
UK100GBP
WSt30mUSD
HSI50HKD1:10
SPN35EUR

Commodities:

TickerCurrencyLeverage
BrentUSD1:10
CrudeUSD
NatGasUSD

Shares:

LeverageInstruments
1:5CFD US Shares

Margin requirements for each instrument group

For Standard/ECN/MT5 Accounts

Assuming you open one position (buy 1 lot) on a USD denominated account:

Forex (e.g. EURUSD)

Notional Value = Volume * Contract Size = 1 * 100,000 = 100,000 EUR

Required Margin = Notional Value / Leverage = 100,000 / 30 = 3,333.33 EUR * 1.16885 (EURUSD rate) = 3,896.16 USD

Metals (e.g. XAUUSD)

Notional Value = Volume * Contract Size * Open Price = 1 * 100 * 1,265.00 = 126,500 USD

Required Margin = Notional Value / Leverage = 126,500 / 20 = 6,325 USD

Indices (e.g. UK100)

Notional Value = Volume * Contract Size * Open Price = 1 * 10 * 7,480.0 = 74,800 GBP

Required Margin = Notional Value / Leverage = 74,800 / 5 = 14,960 GBP * 1.32281 (GBPUSD rate) = 19,789.24 USD

Commodities (e.g. Crude)

Notional Value = Volume * Contract Size * Open Price = 1 * 1,000 * 72.00 = 72,000 USD

Required Margin = Notional Value / Leverage = 72,000 / 10 = 7,200 USD

Shares (e.g. #AAPL)

Notional Value = Volume * Contract Size * Open Price = 1 * 100 * 185.00 = 18,500 USD

Required Margin = Notional Value / Leverage = 18,500 / 5 = 3,700 USD

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