Indices & Financials Margins

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%
* UK100, Fra40, Ger30, UsaInd, Usa500, UsaTec, Jp225, Euro50

Please find below the maximum leverages for Professional customers

Indices

Symbol Leverage according to position (lots)
BRA50 0-100 lots 100-200 lots >200 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  
ITA40 0-25 lots 25-50 lots >50 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  
USATEC 0-50 lots 50-100 lots >100 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  
GER30 0-40 lots 40-80 lots >80 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  
ESP35 0-25 lots 25-50 lots >50 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  
FRA40 0-50 lots 50-100 lots >100 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  
GERTEC 0-25 lots 25-50 lots >50 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  
EURO50 0-50 lots 50-100 lots >100 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  
JP225 0-50 lots 50-100 lots >100 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  
NETH25 0-25 lots 25-50 lots >50 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  
USARUS 0-50 lots 50-100 lots >100 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  
SWI20 0-25 lots 25-50 lots >50 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  
USA500 0-50 lots 50-100 lots >100 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  
UK100 0-50 lots 50-100 lots >100 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  
USAIND 0-50 lots 50-100 lots >100 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  
Symbol Leverage according to position (lots)
USAVIX 0-100 lots 100-200 lots 200-1000 lots >1000 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50
EUBTP 0-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-200 lots >200 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50
USATB 0-100 lots 100-200 lots >200 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  
USDIND 0-100 lots 100-200 lots >200 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  
EUBUND 0-100 lots 100-200 lots >200 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  
EUBBL 0-100 lots 100-200 lots >200 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  
EUSTZ 0-100 lots 100-200 lots >200 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100  

Close-out level for Professional client accounts is set at 30%

Please find below the Used Margin thresholds for customers with ActivTrader platform. If the used margin in client’s accounts exceeds the thresholds set below, the respective coefficient will be applied to the leverage for each of the trading instruments, for the part of the position exceeding the threshold itself.

Used Margin EUR Coefficient
150k – 300k 0.5
>300k 0.25

Used Margin USD and CHF Coefficient
180k – 360k 0.5
>360k 0.25

Used Margin GBP Coefficient
130k – 260k 0.5
>260k 0.25

Example:

A client with EUR account and leverage 1:400 has Long position for 340 lots EURUSD.

Margin requirement for this position is 140 000 EUR

  • 50 000 EUR for the first 200 lots with 1:400 leverage
  • 50 000 EUR for the next 100 lots with 1:200 leverage
  • 40 000 EUR for the final 40 lots with 1:100 leverage

The next trade Buy 20 lots EURUSD will consume 30 000 EUR margin

  • 10 000 EUR for the first 10 lots – bringing the Used margin to 150 000 EUR
  • 20 000 EUR for the next 10 lots – leverage 1:50 (coefficient 0.5 applied to 1:100 leverage)

A client can have positions in different instruments that again bring the used margin above the thresholds
specified.

A client with EUR account and leverage 1:400 has Long position for 90 lots Ger30 (at price 11000)
and Short position in GOLD for 100 lots (at price 1380).

Total used margin requirement is 140 000 EUR

  • 27 500 EUR for Long position for the first 40 lots in Ger30 at 1:400 leverage
  • 55 000 EUR for Long position for the next 40 lots in Ger30 at 1:200 leverage
  • 27 500 EUR for Long position for the final 10 lots in Ger30 at 1:100 leverage
  • 34 500 USD Short position in GOLD for 100 lots at 1:400 leverage (30 000 EUR at EURUSD = 1.1500)

The next trade Buy 80 lots EURUSD will consume 30 000 EUR margin

  • 10 000 EUR for the first 40 lots at leverage 1:400 – bringing the Used margin to 150 000 EUR
  • 20 000 EUR for the next 40 lots – leverage 1:200 (coefficient 0.5 applied to 1:400 leverage)

If a client has more than 1 account, the Used margin thresholds are reduced proportionately to the number of
accounts. Thus a client with 2 accounts in EUR will have Used margin EUR threshold for each of the accounts reduced
by half.

ActivTrader Platform will display the exact margin requirement for each position that clients intend to open.

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
≤ 50,000 1:400 0.25 30%
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%
* UK100, Fra40, Ger30, UsaInd, Usa500, UsaTec, Jp225, Euro50
Indices
Point Value
Tick Value
Margin Requirement
Hedged
Max Leverage
BRA50
0.2 BRL
1 BRL
150 BRL*
15 BRL*
-
ESP35
10 EUR
10 EUR
- EUR
- EUR
1:200
EURO50
10 EUR
10 EUR
- EUR
- EUR
1:200
FRA40
10 EUR
5 EUR
- EUR
- EUR
1:400
GERTEC
10 EUR
5 EUR
- EUR
- EUR
1:100
GER30
25 EUR
12.5 EUR
- EUR
- EUR
1:400
ITA40
5 EUR
25 EUR
- EUR
- EUR
1:200
JP225
5 USD
25 USD
- USD
- USD
1:200
NETH25
200 EUR
10 EUR
- EUR
- EUR
1:200
SWI20
10 CHF
10 CHF
- CHF
- CHF
1:200
UK100
10 GBP
5 GBP
- GBP
- GBP
1:400
USA500
50 USD
12.5 USD
- USD
- USD
1:400
USAIND
5 USD
5 USD
- USD
- USD
1:400
USARUS
50 USD
5 USD
- USD
- USD
1:400
USATEC
20 USD
5 USD
- USD
- USD
1:400
Indices
Point Value
Tick Value
Margin Requirement
Hedged
Max Leverage
EUBUND
1000 EUR
10 EUR
- EUR
- EUR
1:400
EUBBL
1000 EUR
10 EUR
- EUR
- EUR
1:400
EUSTZ
1000 EUR
5 EUR
- EUR
- EUR
1:400
EUBTP
1000 EUR
10 EUR
- EUR
- EUR
1:100
USATB
1000 USD
31.25 USD
- USD
- USD
1:400
USDIND
1000 USD
5 USD
- USD
- USD
1:400
USAVIX
200 USD
10 USD
- USD
- USD
1:100

*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 2.200 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:

Intraday:

100-250 LOTS > 250 LOTS
X2 X4

Overnight(*):

10-25 LOTS > 25 LOTS
X2 X4

(*) 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.

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