The margin requirement for CFDs is variable and depends on two factors: (1) the chosen account leverage and (2) the contract value of the CFD. The initial margin is determined at the time the position is opened. This margin can be derived by multiplying the price level of the index or commodity with its point value (see our contract specifications table). This total is the contract value to which the leverage is applied. Then the total is converted into the account’s currency (with the current exchange rate).
|Select||Acc Equity €||Max Leverage||Margin %||Close-out Level|
|50,001 - 100,000||1:200||0.5||30%|
|100,001 - 250,000||1:100||1||30%|
|> 250,000||Upon Request||100%|
Please find below the maximum leverages for retail customers under ESMA regulation
|Major Indices*||Max Leverage 1:20||Margin 5%||Close-out Level 50%|
|Non-Major Indices||Max Leverage 1:10||Margin 10%||Close-out Level 50%|
|Financials||Max Leverage 1:5||Margin 20%||Close-out Level 50%|
*The margin on BRA50 contract is fixed and is not affected by your account leverage. If your account is subject to ESMA margin requirements the margin for BRA50 is 2.000 BRL.
Please note that for customers carrying larger net positions on the above instruments, we reserve the right to multiply the above margin requirements as follows:
|100-250 LOTS||> 250 LOTS|
|10-25 LOTS||> 25 LOTS|
(*) Applicable 1 hour before the closing.
ActivTrades reserves the right to change margins at any times following market conditions.
Please note, different margins apply to institutional clients.
Margins are calculated mark-to-market. The margins presented on this page are for information purposes only and based on the closing prices of the previous trading day.