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Leverage and Margin Requirements

 On this page, you will find the leverage and 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.

As a responsible broker, we determine your leverage (expressed as a ratio of transaction size relative to your buying power) according to your level of knowledge and experience in trading, which is evaluated by the Appropriateness Assessment.

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

On Standard, ECN and ECN Zero Trading Accounts

Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 2 000 0000 - 1 800 0000 - 1 500 0003000.3
2 000 000 - 6 000 0001 800 000 - 5 300 0001 500 000 - 4 600 0002000.5
6 000 000 - 8 000 0005 300 000 - 7 000 0004 600 000 - 6 100 0001001
More than 8 000 000More than 7 000 000More than 6 100 000254
Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 500 0000 - 440 0000 - 380 0003000.3
500 000 - 1 000 000440 000 - 900 000380 000 - 760 0002000.5
1 000 000 - 5 000 000900 000 - 4 400 000760 000 - 3 800 0001001
More than 5 000 000More than 4 400 000More than 3 800 000254
Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 300 0000 - 270 0000 - 230 0002000.5
300 000 - 3 000 000270 000 - 2 700 000230 000 - 2 300 0001001
More than 3 000 000More than 2 700 000More than 2 300 000254
Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 400 0000 - 350 0000 - 300 0003000.3
400 000  - 700 000350 000 - 600 000300 000 - 500 0002000.5
700 000 - 1 000 000600 000 - 900 000500 000 - 750 0001001
1 000 000  - 4 000 000900 000 - 3 500 000750 000 - 3 000 000502
More than 4 000 000More than 3 500 000More than 3 000 000254

On FXTM Pro MT4 Trading Accounts

Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 5 000 0000 - 4 000 0000 - 3 300 0002000.5
5 000 000 - 20 000 0004 000 000 - 15 500 0003 300 000 - 13 300 0001001
20 000 000 - 25 000 00015 500 000 - 19 500 00013 300 000 - 16 700 000502
More than 25 000 000More than 19 500 000More than 16 700 000254
Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 3 000 0000 - 2 700 0000 - 2 000 0002000.5
3 000 000 - 15 000 0002 700 000 - 11 600 0002 000 000 - 10 000 0001001
15 000 000 - 20 000 00011 600 000 - 15 500 00010 000 000 - 13 300 000502
More than 20 000 000More than 15 500 000More than 13 300 000254
Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 3 000 0000 - 2 700 0000 - 2 000 0001001
3 000 000 - 7 000 0002 700 000 - 5 400 0002 000 000 - 4 700 000502
More than 7 000 000More than 5 400 000More than 4 700 000254
Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 2 500 0000 - 2 000 0000 - 1 700 0002000.5
2 500 000 - 5 000 0002 000 000 - 4 000 0001 700 000 - 3 300 0001001
5 000 000 - 10 000 0004 000 000 - 7 700 0003 300 000 - 6 700 000502
More than 10 000 000More than 7 700 000More than 6 700 000254

On FXTM Pro MT5 Trading Accounts

Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 6 000 0000 - 5 300 0000 - 4 600 000 2000.5
6 000 000 - 8 000 0005 300 000 - 7 000 0004 600 000 - 6 100 0001001
More than 8 000 000More than 7 000 000More than 6 100 000254
Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 1 000 0000 - 9 00 0000 - 760 0002000.5
1 000 000 - 5 000 000900 000 - 4 400 000760 000 - 3 800 0001001
More than 5 000 000More than 4 400 000More than 3 800 000254
Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 3 000 0000 - 2 700 0000 - 2 300 0002000.5
300 000 - 3 000 000270 000 - 2 700 000230 000 - 2 300 0001001
More than 3 000 000More than 2 700 000More than 2 300 000254
Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 700 0000 - 600 0000 - 500 0002000.5
700 000 - 1 000 000600 000- 900 000500 000 - 750 0001001
1 000 000 - 4 000 000900000 - 3 500 000750 000 - 3 000 000502
More than 4 000 000More than 3 500 000More than 3 000 000254

Please Note:

*If positions are opened, closed, or modified on forex currency pairs on a Standard.MT4 or Cent.MT4 account in the hour before the trading session ends on Friday, the leverage will be fixed at 1:100. Before the beginning of the next trading session, the leverage will be reset based on the total volume of open positions on the account.

*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 USD/ EUR/ GBP. For volumes above 5,000,000 / 4,000,000 / 3,300,000 USD / EUR/ GBP, 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 USD/EUR/GBP. For volumes above 500,000 / 400,000 / 330,000 USD/EUR/GBP, the leverage for HKD pairs is fixed at 1:10.

*Please note that TRY, CZK and ZAR pairs have a fixed leverage: 1:5 for TRY and CZK, 1:25 for ZAR pairs.

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

Notional value (USD)Notional value (EUR)Notional value (GBP)Leverage Offered *Floating Margin, %
0 - 2 000 0000 - 1 600 0000 - 1 300 000502
2 000 000 - 4 000 0001 600 000 - 3 200 0001 300 000 - 2 700 000254
More than 4 000 000More than 3 200 000More than 2 700 0001010
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Calculating Forex Margin Requirements with Flexible Leverage

Step 1

Position #1 buy 10 lots EURUSD at 1.23758

Notional value: 10 * 100,000 * 1.23758 = 1,237,580 USD

Margin: 1,237,580 / 300 = 4,125.27 USD

Step 2

Position #2 buy 10 lots GBPUSD at 1.41581

Notional value: 10 * 100,000 * 1.41581 = 1,415,810 USD

Aggregate notional value: 1,237,580 + 1,415,810 = 2,653,390 USD

Margin: 2,000,000 / 300 + 653,390 / 200 = 6,666.67 + 3,266.95 = 9,933.62 USD

Step 3

Position #3 buy 30 lots EURUSD at 1.41629

Notional value: 30 * 100,000 * 1.41629 = 4,248,870 USD

Aggregate notional value: 1,237,580 + 1,415,810 + 4,248,870 = 6,902,260 USD

Margin: 2,000,000 / 300 + 4,000,000 / 200 + 902,260 / 100 = 6,666.67 + 20,000 + 9,022.60 = 35,689.27 USD

Step 4

Position #4 buy 30 lots EURUSD at 1.23690

Notional value: 30 * 100,000 * 1.23690 = 3,710,700 USD

Aggregate notional value: 1,237,580 + 1,415,810 + 4,248,870 + 3,710,700 = 10,612,960 USD

Margin: 2,000,000 / 300 + 4,000,000 / 200 + 2,000,000 / 100 + 2,612,960 / 25 = 6,666.67 + 20,000 + 20,000 + 104,518.40 = 151,185.07 USD

Step 5

Close position #3 (buy 30 lots EURUSD at 1.41629)

Aggregate notional value: 1,237,580 (position #1) + 1,415,810 (position #2) + 3,710,700 (positions #4) = 6,364,090 USD

Margin: 2,000,000 / 300 + 4,000,000 / 200 + 364,090 / 100 = 6,666.67 + 20,000 + 3,640.90 = 30,307.57 USD