Risk warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 66% 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. 66% 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.

What is Stop Out? Forex Basics

Forex Educational Video Series

Author: Andreas Thalassinos (BSc, MSc, MSTA, CFTe, MFTA), Head of Education at FXTM.

What is Stop Out in Forex trading?

Now that you know what Margin Call and Free Margin are, it’s time to find out what Stop Out means. This is the point at which the broker starts closing the least-profitable open positions, in order to free up more margin. Every broker sets their own Stop Out level, and at FXTM you can see exactly at what point Stop Out would be triggered for each account in the Trading Accounts Overview section of the website. Let’s take FXTM’s Standard Account as an example. This account has a Stop Out level of 20% and a Margin Call of %40%, which means that once a trader reaches 40% of his Margin Level, he will receive a Margin Call. If the trader, then, doesn’t start closing his least-profitable positions and experiences further losses that bring him down to 20%, FXTM will start closing these positions for him because of Stop Out.

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Risk Warning: There is a high level of risk involved with trading leveraged products such as forex and CFDs. You should not risk more than you can afford to lose, it is possible that you may lose more than your initial investment. You should not trade unless you fully understand the true extent of your exposure to the risk of loss. When trading, you must always take into consideration your level of experience. If the risks involved seem unclear to you, please seek independent financial advice.

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