Commodities Margins

Forward Metals

Symbol Leverage according to position (lots)
COPPERMMMYY 0-5 lots 5-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50
Symbol Leverage according to position (lots)
GASOLMMMYY 0-5 lots 5-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50
LCRUDEMMMYY 0-10 lots 10-50 lots 50-150 lots >150 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50
BRENTMMMYY 0-10 lots 10-50 lots 50-150 lots >150 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50
NGASMMMYY 0-10 lots 10-250 lots >250 lots  
1:100 1:50 1:25  
Symbol Leverage according to position (lots)
LCRUDE 0-10 lots 10-50 lots 50-150 lots >150 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50
BRENT 0-10 lots 10-50 lots 50-150 lots >150 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50
Symbol Leverage according to position (lots)
CORNMMMYY 0-50 lots 50-150 lots 150-300 lots >300 lots
1:200 1:100 1:50 1:25
SOYBNSMMMYY 0-50 lots 50-150 lots 150-300 lots >300 lots
1:200 1:100 1:50 1:25
WHEATMMMYY 0-50 lots 50-150 lots 150-300 lots >300 lots
1:200 1:100 1:50 1:25

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

Maintaining Positions for Spot Commodities

Spot commodity contracts are subject to overnight swap rates. The overnight swap rate is dependent on the ratio of the difference in price of second nearby month and first nearby month of the futures contract for the relative commodity versus the number of days between the first nearby month and the previous first nearby month. ActivTrades will apply the swap rates to positions in Spot commodity contracts left overnight using the above ratio and apply markup in consideration of markup applied by its liquidity providers.

For the actual size of the swap rates applied for Spot commodity contract on any given day, please check the symbol specification in your trading account.

 

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.

 

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The unprecedented market moves and low liquidity in Crude Oil in recent days has the potential to generate increased volatility and turbulence in the financial markets.

With this in mind, and with the usual aim of protecting our clients, ActivTrades will temporarily reduce the maximum leverage from 1:100 to 1:25 for the following instruments (and their Spread betting equivalents) with immediate effect and until further notice:

LCRUDE

BRENT

The new maximum leverage will affect only newly opened positions.

Additionally, to further mitigate risk, if the price of the instrument falls below $10, we will set the instrument to close only.

If the price falls below $3, we will liquidate any open positions at the best available market price and as a result, the current maturity of the instrument will expire earlier than its normal expiration date.

As soon as is possible (and presumably, at the open of the next trading session) we will launch the next available maturity.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our support team. 

 

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%

 

Symbols
Point Value
Tick Values
Margin Requirement
Hedged
Max Leverage
COPPERMMMYY
250 USD
12.5 USD
- USD
- USD
1:50
Symbols
Point Value
Tick Values
Margin Requirement
Hedged
Max Leverage
GASOLMMMYY
42,000 USD
4.2 USD
- USD
- USD
1:50
LCRUDEMMMYY
1,000 USD
10 USD
- USD
- USD
1:100
BRENTMMMYY
1,000 USD
10 USD
- USD
- USD
1:100
NGASMMMYY
10,000 USD
10 USD
- USD
- USD
1:50
Symbols
Point Value
Tick Values
Margin Requirement
Hedged
Max Leverage
LCRUDE
1,000 USD
10 USD
- USD
- USD
1:100
BRENT
1,000 USD
10 USD
- USD
- USD
1:100
Symbols
Point Value
Tick Values
Margin Requirement
Hedged
Max Leverage
CORNMMMYY
50 USD
12.5 USD
- USD
- USD
1:100
SOYBNSMMMYY
50 USD
12.5 USD
- USD
- USD
1:100
WHEATMMMYY
50 USD
12.5 USD
- USD
- USD
1:100
Symbols
Point Value
Tick Values
Margin Requirement
Hedged
Max Leverage
COCOAMMMYY
10 USD
10 USD
- USD
- USD
1:100
COFFEEMMMYY
375 USD
18.75 USD
- USD
- USD
1:50
COTTONMMMYY
500 USD
5 USD
- USD
- USD
1:50
OJMMMYY
150 USD
7.5 USD
- USD
- USD
1:50
SUGARMMMYY
1,120 USD
11.2 USD
- USD
- USD
1:50

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

Maintaining Positions for Spot Commodities

Spot commodity contracts are subject to overnight swap rates. The overnight swap rate is dependent on the ratio of the difference in price of second nearby month and first nearby month of the futures contract for the relative commodity versus the number of days between the first nearby month and the previous first nearby month. ActivTrades will apply the swap rates to positions in Spot commodity contracts left overnight using the above ratio and apply markup in consideration of markup applied by its liquidity providers.

For the actual size of the swap rates applied for Spot commodity contract on any given day, please check the symbol specification in your trading account.

 

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 in this page are for information purposes only and based
on the closing prices of the previous trading day.

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The unprecedented market moves and low liquidity in Crude Oil in recent days has the potential to generate increased volatility and turbulence in the financial markets.

With this in mind, and with the usual aim of protecting our clients, ActivTrades will temporarily reduce the maximum leverage from 1:100 to 1:25 for the following instruments (and their Spread betting equivalents) with immediate effect and until further notice:

LCRUDE

BRENT

The new maximum leverage will affect only newly opened positions.

Additionally, to further mitigate risk, if the price of the instrument falls below $10, we will set the instrument to close only.

If the price falls below $3, we will liquidate any open positions at the best available market price and as a result, the current maturity of the instrument will expire earlier than its normal expiration date.

As soon as is possible (and presumably, at the open of the next trading session) we will launch the next available maturity.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our support team. 

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