Commodities Margins

Please find below the maximum leverages for retail customers under ESMA regulation

Commodities Max Leverage 1:10 Margin 10% Close-out Level 50%

Please find below the maximum leverages for Professional customers

Metals

Symbol Leverage according to position (lots)
COPPER 0-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50
Symbol Leverage according to position (lots)
GASOL 0-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50
LCRUDE 0-20 lots 20-50 lots 50-150 lots >150 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50
NGAS 0-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50
Symbol Leverage according to position (lots)
CORN 0-20 lots 20-50 lots 50-150 lots >150 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50
SOYBNS 0-20 lots 20-50 lots 50-150 lots >150 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50
WHEAT 0-20 lots 20-50 lots 50-150 lots >150 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50

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

Commodities Max Leverage 1:10 Margin 10% Close-out Level 50%
Symbols
Point Value
Tick Values
Margin Requirement
Hedged
Max Leverage
COPPER
250 USD
12.5 USD
- USD
- USD
1:50
Symbols
Point Value
Tick Values
Margin Requirement
Hedged
Max Leverage
GASOL
42,000 USD
4.2 USD
- USD
- USD
1:50
LCRUDE
1,000 USD
10 USD
- USD
- USD
1:100
NGAS
10,000 USD
10 USD
- USD
- USD
1:50
Symbols
Point Value
Tick Values
Margin Requirement
Hedged
Max Leverage
CORN
50 USD
12.5 USD
- USD
- USD
1:100
SOYBNS
50 USD
12.5 USD
- USD
- USD
1:100
WHEAT
50 USD
12.5 USD
- USD
- USD
1:100
Symbols
Point Value
Tick Values
Margin Requirement
Hedged
Max Leverage
COCOA
10 USD
10 USD
- USD
- USD
1:100
COFFEE
375 USD
18.75 USD
- USD
- USD
1:50
COTTON
500 USD
5 USD
- USD
- USD
1:50
OJ
150 USD
7.5 USD
- USD
- USD
1:50
SUGAR
1,120 USD
11.2 USD
- USD
- USD
1:50

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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