CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 78% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Commodities Margins

Forward Metals

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

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
300k – 600k 0.5
>600k 0.25

Used Margin USD and CHF Coefficient
360k – 720k 0.5
>720k 0.25

Used Margin GBP Coefficient
260k – 520k 0.5
>520k 0.25

Example:

A client with EUR account and leverage 1:200 has Long position for 420 lots EURUSD.

Margin requirement for this position is 290 000 EUR

  • 150 000 EUR for the first 300 lots with 1:200 leverage
  • 100 000 EUR for the next 100 lots with 1:100 leverage
  • 40 000 EUR for the final 20 lots with 1:50 leverage

The next trade Buy 20 lots EURUSD will consume 70 000 EUR margin

  • 10 000 EUR for the first 5 lots – bringing the Used margin to 300 000 EUR
  • 60 000 EUR for the next 15 lots – leverage 1:25 (coefficient 0.5 applied to 1:50 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 1:200 has Long position for 120 lots Ger30 (at price 13000)
and Short position in GOLD for 40 lots (at price 1770).

Total used margin requirement is 290 000 EUR

  • 130 000 EUR for Long position for the first 80 lots in Ger30 at 1:200 leverage
  • 130 000 EUR for Long position for the final 40 lots in Ger30 at 1:100 leverage
  • 35 400 USD Short position in GOLD for 40 lots at 1:200 leverage (30 000 EUR at EURUSD = 1.1800)

The next trade Buy 40 lots EURUSD will consume 30 000 EUR margin

  • 10 000 EUR for the first 20 lots at leverage 1:200 – bringing the Used margin to 300 000 EUR
  • 20 000 EUR for the next 20 lots – leverage 1:100 (coefficient 0.5 applied to 1:200 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
0 - 100,000 1:200 0.5 50%
100,001 - 250,000 1:100 1 50%
> 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
1:50
BRENTMMMYY
1,000 USD
10 USD
- USD
- USD
1:50
NGASMMMYY
10,000 USD
10 USD
- USD
- USD
1:50
DIESELMMMYY
100 USD
25 USD
- USD
- USD
1:25
Symbols
Point Value
Tick Values
Margin Requirement
Hedged
Max Leverage
LCRUDE
1,000 USD
10 USD
- USD
- USD
1:50
BRENT
1,000 USD
10 USD
- USD
- USD
1:50
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 50%

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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