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.

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, 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.

Metals:

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

Indices:

TickerCurrencyLeverage
AUS200AUD1:5
FCHI40EUR
GDAXImEUR
Jap225JPY
ND100mUSD
SP500mUSD
STOX50EUR
UK100GBP
WSt30mUSD
HSI50HKD1:10
SPN35EUR
Nifty50_mUSD
CHNA50_mUSD
Wst30_mUSD1:0.5
SPX500_mUSD1:50

Commodities:

TickerCurrencyLeverage
BrentUSD1:10
CrudeUSD
NatGasUSD

Shares:

LeverageInstruments
1:5CFD US Shares
*You can find more information in regards to the Leverage and Margin requirements of Professional Clients here.

Margin requirements for each instrument group

For Standard/Advantage/AdvantagePlus 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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