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Leverage and Margin Requirements

On this page, you will find the margin requirements for 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. Margin requirements on demo accounts are equivalent to those on corresponding live accounts.

On Standard, Advantage and Advantage Plus Trading Accounts (MT4 & MT5)

Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Notional Value (NGN)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 50 0000 - 45 0000 - 40 0000 - 18 000 00020000.05
50 001 - 200 00045 001 - 180 00040 001 - 150 00018 000 001 - 63 000 00010000.1
200 001 - 2 000 000180 001 - 1 800 000150 001 - 1 500 00063 000 001 - 630 000 0005000.2
2 000 001 - 6 000 0001 800 001 - 5 300 0001 500 001 - 4 600 000630 000 001 - 1 890 000 0002000.5
6 000 001 - 8 000 0005 300 001 - 7 000 0004 600 001 - 6 100 0001 890 000 001 - 2 520 000 0001001
More than 8 000 001More than 7 000 001More than 6 100 001More than 2 520 000 001254
Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Notional Value (NGN)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 500 0000 - 440 0000 - 380 0000 - 157 500 0001:5000.2
500 001 - 1 000 000440 001 - 900 000380 001 - 760 000157 500 001 - 315 000 0001:2000.5
1 000 001 - 5 000 000900 001 - 4 400 000760 001 - 3 800 000315 000 001 - 1 575 000 0001:1001
More than 5 000 001More than 4 400 001More than 3 800 001More than 1 575 000 0011:254
Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Notional Value (NGN)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 300 0000 - 270 0000 - 230 0000 - 94 500 0001:2000.5
300 001 - 3 000 000270 001 - 2 700 000230 001 - 2 300 00094 500 001 - 945 000 0001:1001
More than 3 000 001More than 2 700 001More than 2 300 001More than 945 000 0011:254
Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Notional Value (NGN)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 400 0000 - 350 0000 - 300 0000 - 126 000 0001:5000.2
400 001 - 700 000350 001 - 600 000300 001 - 500 000126 000 001 - 220 500 0001:2000.5
700 001 - 1 000 000600 001 - 900 000500 001 - 750 000220 500 001 - 315 000 0001:1001
1 000 001 - 4 000 000900 001 - 3 500 000750 001 - 3 000 000315 000 001 - 1 260 000 0001:502
More than 4 000 001More than 3 500 001More than 3 000 001More than 1 260 000 0011:254
Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Notional Value (NGN)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 1 0000 - 9000 - 7500 - 315 0001:1001
1 001 - 2 000901 - 1 800751 - 1 500315 001 - 630 0001:502
2 001 - 4 0001 801 - 3 6001 501 - 3 000630 001 - 1 260 0001:1010
4 001 - 8 0003 601 - 7 2003 001 - 6 0001 260 001 - 2 520 0001:520
8 001 - 13 3307 201 - 12 0006 001 - 10 0002 520 001 - 4 200 0001:333
13 331 - 20 00012 001 - 18 00010 001 - 15 0004 200 001 - 6 300 0001:250
More than 20 001More than 18 001More than 15 001More than 6 300 0011:1100
Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Notional Value (NGN)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 500 - 450 - 400 - 16 0001:1001
51 - 8045 - 7541 - 6016 001 - 25 0001:502
81 - 13076 - 12061 - 10025 001 - 41 0001:1010
131 - 260121 - 235101 - 20041 001 - 82 0001:520
261 - 430236 - 390201 - 32582 001 - 136 0001:333
431 - 650391 - 585326 - 490136 001 - 205 0001:250
More than 651More than 586More than 491More than 205 0011:1100
Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Notional Value (NGN)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 100 - 90 - 80 - 3 2001:1001
11 - 2510 - 239 - 194 200 - 8 0001:502
26 - 5024 - 4520 - 388 001 - 16 0001:1010
51 - 10046 - 9039 - 7516 001 - 31 0001:520
101 - 16591 - 15076 - 12531 001 - 52 0001:333
166 - 250151 - 225126 - 19052 001 - 80 0001:250
More than 251More than 256More than 191More than 80 0011:1100
Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Notional Value (NGN)Leverage OfferedFloating Margin, %
0 - 300 - 250 - 220 - 10,8001:1010
31 - 6026 - 5023 - 4410,801 - 21,6001:520
61 - 12051 - 10045 - 8921,601 - 43,2001:333
121 - 180101 - 15090 - 13343,201 - 64,8001:250
More than 181More than 151More than 134More than 64,8011:1100

FX MAJORS

Notional value (USD)0 - 200 000200 001 - 2 000 0002 000 001 - 6 000 0006 000 001 - 8 000 000More than 8 000 001
Notional value (EUR)0 - 180 000180 001 - 1 800 0001 800 001 - 5 300 0005 300 001 - 7 000 000More than 7 000 001
Notional value (GBP)0 - 150 000150 001 - 1 500 0001 500 001 - 4 600 0004 600 001 - 6 100 000More than 6 100 001
Notional Value (NGN)0 - 63 000 00063 000 001 - 630 000 000630 000 001 - 1 890 000 0001 890 000 001 - 2 520 000 000More than 2 520 000 001
Leverage Offered *1:10001:5001:2001:1001:25
Floating Margin, %0.10.20.514

FX MINORS

Notional value (USD)0 - 500 000500 001 - 1 000 0001 000 001 - 5 000 000More than 5 000 001
Notional value (EUR)0 - 440 000440 001 - 900 000900 001 - 4 400 000More than 4 400 001
Notional value (GBP)0 - 380 000380 001 - 760 000760 001 - 3 800 000More than 3 800 001
Notional Value (NGN)0 - 157 500 000157 500 001 - 315 000 000315 000 001 - 1 575 000 000More than 1 575 000 001
Leverage Offered *1:5001:2001:1001:25
Floating Margin, %0.20.514

FX EXOTICS

Notional value (USD)0 - 300 000300 001 - 3 000 000More than 3 000 001
Notional value (EUR)0 - 270 000270 001 - 2 700 000More than 2 700 001
Notional value (GBP)0 - 230 000230 001 - 2 300 000More than 2 300 001
Notional Value (NGN)0 - 94 500 00094 500 001 - 945 000 000More than 945 000 001
Leverage Offered *1:2001:1001:25
Floating Margin, %0.514

SPOT METALS

Notional value (USD)0 - 400 000400 001  - 700 000700 001 - 1 000 0001 000 001  - 4 000 000More than 4 000 001
Notional value (EUR)0 - 350 000350 001 - 600 000600 001 - 900 000900 001 - 3 500 000More than 3 500 001
Notional value (GBP)0 - 300 000300 001 - 500 000500 001 - 750 000750 001 - 3 000 000More than 3 000 001
Notional Value (NGN)0 - 126 000 000126 000 001 - 220 500 000220 500 001 - 315 000 000315 000 001 - 1 260 000 000More than 1 260 000 001
Leverage Offered *1:5001:2001:1001:501:25
Floating Margin, %0.20.5124

BTCUSD

Notional value (USD)0 - 1 0001 001 - 2 0002 001 - 4 0004 001 - 8 0008 001 - 13 33013 331 - 20 000More than 20 001
Notional value (EUR)0 - 900901 - 1 8001 801 - 3 6003 601 - 7 2007 201 - 12 00012 001 - 18 000More than 18 001
Notional value (GBP)0 - 750751 - 1 5001 501 - 3 0003 001 - 6 0006 001 - 10 00010 001 - 15 000More than 15 001
Notional Value (NGN)0 - 315 000315 001 - 630 000630 001 - 1 260 0001 260 001 - 2 520 0002 520 001 - 4 200 0004 200 001 - 6 300 000More than 6 300 001
Leverage Offered *1:1001:501:101:51:31:21:1
Floating Margin, %1210203350100

ETHUSD

Notional value (USD)0 - 5051 - 8081 - 130131 - 260261 - 430431 - 650More than 651
Notional value (EUR)0 - 4546 - 7576 - 120121 - 235236 - 390391 - 585More than 586
Notional value (GBP)0 - 4041 - 6061 - 100101 - 200201 - 325326 - 490More than 491
Notional Value (NGN)0 - 16 00016 001 - 25 00025 001 - 41 00041 001 - 82 00082 001 - 136 000136 001 - 205 000More than 205 001
Leverage Offered *1:1001:501:101:51:31:21:1
Floating Margin, %1210203350100

LTCUSD

Notional value (USD)0 - 1010 - 2525 - 5050 - 100100 - 165165 - 250More than 250
Notional value (EUR)0 - 910 - 2324 - 4546 - 9091 - 150151 - 225More than 256
Notional value (GBP)0 - 89 - 1920 - 3839 - 7576 - 125126 - 190More than 191
Notional Value (NGN)0 - 3 2003 201 - 8 0008 001 - 16 00016 001 - 31 00031 001 - 52 00052 001 - 80 000More than 80 001
Leverage Offered *1:1001:501:101:51:31:21:1
Floating Margin, %1210203350100

RPLUSD

Notional value (USD)0 - 3031 - 6061 - 120121 - 180More than 181
Notional value (EUR)0 - 2526 - 5051 - 100101 - 150More than 151
Notional value (GBP)0 - 2223 - 4445 - 8990 - 133More than 134
Notional Value (NGN)0 - 10,80010,801 - 21,60021,601 - 43,20043,201 - 64,800More than 64,801
Leverage Offered1:101:51:31:21:1
Floating Margin, %10203350100

Please Note:

*NOK and SEK pairs are provided with a maximum leverage of 1:50 for volumes with a notional value of up to 5,000,000 / 4,000,000 / 3,300,000 / 1,575,000,000 USD/ EUR/ GBP/ NGN. For volumes above 5,000,000 / 4,000,000 / 3,300,000 / 1,575,000,000 USD / EUR/ GBP/ NGN, the leverage for NOK and SEK pairs is fixed at 1:25.

*HKD pairs are provided with a maximum leverage of 1:25 for volumes with a notional value of up to 500,000 / 400,000 / 330,000 / 157,500,000 USD/EUR/GBP / NGN. For volumes above 500,000 / 400,000 / 330,000 / 157,500,000 USD/EUR/GBP NGN, the leverage for HKD pairs is fixed at 1:10.

*TRY, CZK and ZAR pairs on all account types have a fixed leverage of 1:3, 1:5 and 1:25 respectively.

*Micro Accounts have a fixed leverage 1:1000 for FX Majors, 1:500 for FX Minors, 1:50 for FX Exotics and 1:500 for Spot Metals.

Please note that the leverage offered for EURCNH and USDCNH currency pairs is outlined in the table below:

Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Notional value (NGN)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 2 000 0000 - 1 600 0000 - 1 300 0000 - 630 000 0001:502
2 000 001 - 4 000 0001 600 001 - 3 200 0001 300 001 - 2 700 000630 000 001 - 1 260 000 0001:254
More than 4 000 001More than 3 200 001More than 2 700 001More than 1 260 000 0011:1010

*Please note that the leverage offered for RUB currency pairs is outlined in the table below:

Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Notional value (NGN)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 500 0000 - 400 0000 - 360 0000 - 190 000 0001:1000.01
500 001 - 1 000 000400 001 - 800 000360 001 - 720 000190 000 001 - 381 000 0001:500.02
1 000 001 - 2 000 000800 001 - 1 600 000720 001 - 1 450 000381 000 001 - 762 000 0001:250.04
2 000 001 - 7 000 0001 600 001 - 5 800 0001 450 001 - 5 100 000762 000 001 - 2 668 000 0001:100.1
More than 7 000 001More than 5 800 001More than 5 100 001More than 1 668 000 0011:11
Notional value (USD)0 - 2 000 0002 000 001 - 4 000 000More than 4 000 001
Notional value (EUR)0 - 1 600 0001 600 001 - 3 200 000More than 3 200 001
Notional value (GBP)0 - 1 300 0001 300 001 - 2 700 000More than 2 700 001
Notional value (NGN)0 - 630 000 000630 000 001 - 1 260 000 000More than 1 260 000 001
Leverage Offered *1:501:251:10
Floating Margin, %2410
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Calculating Forex Margin Requirements with Flexible Leverage

For Standard/Advantage/AdvantagePlus Accounts

Step 1

Assume you open Position #1 Buy 1 lots GBPUSD 1.4584 for a USD Denominated Account.

The notional value is: 1 * 100 000 * 1.4584 = 145 840 USD. Since the notional value of 145 840 USD is not above 200 000 USD, the Leverage offered is 1:1000.

Margin is: 145 840 / 1000 = 145.84 USD.

Step 2

You open position # 2 Buy 5 lots EURUSD 1.3175.

The notional value is: 5 * 100 000 * 1.3175 = 658 750 USD.

The aggregate notional value of Position #1 and Position #2 is:

145 840 (for position # 1) + 658 750 (for position # 2) = 804 590.00 USD.

In this case, the aggregate notional value of open positions is above 200 000 USD, but under 2 000 000 USD.

Thus, a leverage of 1:1000 is provided for the first 200 000 USD, and a leverage of 1:500 for the remaining 604 590 USD.

Margin is: 200 000 / 1000 + 604 590 / 500 = 1 409.18 USD.

Step 3

Assume you open Position #3 Buy 10 lots GBPUSD 1.4590.

The notional value is: 10 * 100 000 * 1.4590 = 1 459 000 USD.

The aggregate notional value of all three positions is:

145 840 (for position # 1) + 658 750 (for position # 2) + 1 459 000 (for position # 3) = 2 263 590 USD.

Now the aggregate notional value of open positions is above 2 000 000 USD, but under 6 000 000 USD.

Thus, a leverage of 1:1000 is provided for the first 200 000 USD, a leverage of 1:500 for the next 1 800 000 USD, a leverage 1:200 for the remaining amount.

Margin is: 200 000 / 1000 + 1 800 000 / 500 + 263 590 / 200 = 5 117.95 USD.

Step 4

Assume you open Position #4 Buy 30 lots EURUSD 1.3164.

The notional value is: 30 * 100 000 * 1.3164 = 3 949 200.00 USD.

The aggregate notional value of all four positions is:

145 840 (for position # 1) + 658 750 (for position # 2) + 1 459 000 (for position # 3) + 3 949 200 (for position # 4) = 6 212 790.00 USD.

Now the aggregate notional value of open positions is above 6 000 000 USD, but less than 8 000 000 USD.

Thus, a leverage of 1:1000 is provided for the first 200 000 USD, a leverage of 1:500 for the next 1 800 000 USD, leverage 1:200 for the next 4 000 000 and leverage 1:100 for the remaining amount.

Margin is: 200 000 / 1000 + 1 800 000 / 500 + 4 000 000 / 200 + 212 790 / 100 = 25 927.90 USD

Step 5

Assume you open Position #5 Buy 20 lots EURUSD 1.3188

The notional value is: 20 * 100 000 * 1.3188 = 2 637 600.00 USD.

The aggregate notional value of all five positions is:

145 840 (for position # 1) + 658 750 (for position # 2) + 1 459 000 (for position # 3) + 3 949 200 (for position # 4) + 2 637 600 (for position # 5) = 8 850 390.00 USD.

Thus, a leverage of 1:1000 is provided for the first 200 000 USD, a leverage of 1:500 for the next 1 800 000 USD, a leverage 1:200 for the next 4 000 000, a leverage 1:100 for the next 2 000 000 and a leverage of 1:25 for the remaining amount.

Margin is: 200 000 / 1000 + 1 800 000 / 500 + 4 000 000 / 200 + 2 000 000 / 100 + 850 390 / 25 = 77 815.60 USD

Step 6

Let's suppose you close position #3 (Buy 10 lots GBPUSD 1.4590)

The notional value is: 1 459 000 USD.

The aggregate notional value of all four positions is (taking into account the third position having been closed):

145 840 (for position # 1) + 658 750 (for position # 2) + 3 949 200 (for position # 4) + 2 637 600 (for position # 5) = 7 391 390.00 USD.

When Position #3 was closed, the total notional value also decreases which leads to a decrease in the margin requirements. The part exceeding 8 000 000 USD is removed first and with it the 1:25 leverage.

Margin is: 200 000 / 1000 + 1 800 000 / 500 + 4 000 000 / 200 + 1 391 390 / 100 = 37 713.90 USD

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