CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74% 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.
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.
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.
|1:30||CADCHF, CADJPY, CHFJPY, EURCAD, EURCHF, EURGBP, EURJPY, EURUSD, GBPCAD, GBPCHF, GBPJPY, GBPUSD, USDCAD, USDCHF, USDJPY|
|1:20||AUDCAD, 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, GBPDKK, GBPHUF, GBPNOK, GBPPLN, GBPSEK, GBPSGD, HKDJPY, USDCNH, USDHUF, USDMXN, USDPLN, USDSGD, USDZAR|
*Please note that TRY and CZK pairs have a fixed leverage of 1:3 for TRY and 1:5 for CZK pairs.
|1:20||XAUEUR, XAUGBP, XAUUSD|
|1:5||CFD US Shares|
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