Forex Margins

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

Major FX pairs Max Leverage 1:30 Margin 3.33% Close-out Level 50%
Non-major FX pairs Max Leverage 1:20 Margin 5% Close-out Level 50%
Gold Max Leverage 1:20 Margin 5% Close-out Level 50%
Silver Max Leverage 1:10 Margin 10% Close-out Level 50%

Please find below the maximum leverages for Professional customers

Majors

Symbol Leverage according to position (lots)
CADCHF 0-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50  
CADJPY 0-100 lots 100-200 lots >200 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
CHFJPY 0-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50  
EURCAD 0-100 lots 100-200 lots >200 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
EURCHF 0-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50  
EURGBP 0-200 lots 200-300 lots >300 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
EURJPY 0-200 lots 200-300 lots >300 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
EURUSD 0-200 lots 200-300 lots >300 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
GBPCAD 0-100 lots 100-200 lots >200 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
GBPCHF 0-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50  
GBPJPY 0-100 lots 100-200 lots >200 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
GBPUSD 0-200 lots 200-300 lots >300 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
USDCAD 0-200 lots 200-300 lots >300 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
USDCHF 0-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50  
USDJPY 0-200 lots 200-300 lots >300 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
Symbol Leverage according to position (lots)
AUDCAD 0-100 lots 100-200 lots >200 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
AUDCHF 0-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
AUDJPY 0-100 lots 100-200 lots >200 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
AUDNZD 0-100 lots 100-200 lots >200 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
AUDUSD 0-100 lots 100-200 lots >200 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
EURAUD 0-100 lots 100-200 lots >200 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
EURNZD 0-75 lots 75-150 lots >150 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
EURSGD 0-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots  
1:100 1:50 1:25 1:12.5  
GBPAUD 0-100 lots 100-200 lots >200 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
GBPNZD 0-75 lots 75-150 lots >150 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
NZDCAD 0-75 lots 75-150 lots >150 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
NZDCHF 0-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots  
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50  
NZDJPY 0-75 lots 75-150 lots >150 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
NZDUSD 0-75 lots 75-150 lots >150 lots    
1:400 1:200 1:100    
SGDJPY 0-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots  
1:100 1:50 1:25 1:12.5  
USDSGD 0-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots  
1:100 1:50 1:25 1:12.5  
Symbol Leverage according to position (lots)
EURHUF 0-5 lots 5-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50 1:25
EURNOK 0-5 lots 5-10 lots 10-25 lots >25 lots  
1:100 1:50 1:25 1:12.5  
EURPLN 0-5 lots 5-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50 1:25
EURSEK 0-5 lots 5-10 lots 10-25 lots >25 lots  
1:100 1:50 1:25 1:12.5  
EURTRY 0-5 lots 5-10 lots 10-25 lots >25 lots  
1:100 1:50 1:25 1:12.5  
TRYJPY 0-5 lots 5-10 lots 10-25 lots >25 lots  
1:100 1:50 1:25 1:12.5  
USDBRL 0-5 lots 5-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50 1:25
USDCNH 0-5 lots 5-10 lots 10-25 lots >25 lots  
1:100 1:50 1:25 1:12.5  
USDHUF 0-5 lots 5-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50 1:25
USDMXN 0-5 lots 5-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50 1:25
USDNOK 0-5 lots 5-10 lots 10-25 lots >25 lots  
1:100 1:50 1:25 1:12.5  
USDPLN 0-5 lots 5-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50 1:25
USDRUB 0-5 lots 5-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50 1:25
USDSEK 0-5 lots 5-10 lots 10-25 lots >25 lots  
1:100 1:50 1:25 1:12.5  
USDTRY 0-5 lots 5-10 lots 10-25 lots >25 lots  
1:100 1:50 1:25 1:12.5  
USDZAR 0-5 lots 5-10 lots 10-25 lots 25-100 lots >100 lots
1:400 1:200 1:100 1:50 1:25

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.

Please click on your credit (Equity) to see the required margin height for the maximum permitted leverage.

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%

Some restrictions may apply.

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

Major FX pairs Max Leverage 1:30 Margin 3.33% Close-out Level 50%
Non-major FX pairs Max Leverage 1:20 Margin 5% Close-out Level 50%
Gold Max Leverage 1:20 Margin 5% Close-out Level 50%
Silver Max Leverage 1:10 Margin 10% Close-out Level 50%
Symbol
Lot Size
PIP Values
Margin Requirement / Lot
Margin Requirement / Lot
Margin Requirement / Lot
Margin Requirement / Lot
Hedged Margin
Max Leverage
CADCHF
100,000 CAD
10 CHF
1,000 CAD
2,000 CAD
4,000 CAD
-
100 CAD
1:100
CADJPY
100,000 CAD
1,000 JPY
250 CAD
500 CAD
1,000 CAD
-
25 CAD
1:400
CHFJPY
100,000 CHF
1,000 JPY
1,000 CHF
2,000 CHF
4,000 CHF
-
100 CHF
1:100
EURCAD
100,000 EUR
10 CAD
250 EUR
500 EUR
1,000 EUR
-
25 EUR
1:400
EURCHF
100,000 EUR
10 CHF
1,000 EUR
2,000 EUR
4,000 EUR
-
100 EUR
1:100
EURGBP
100,000 EUR
10 GBP
250 EUR
500 EUR
1,000 EUR
-
25 EUR
1:400
EURJPY
100,000 EUR
1,000 JPY
250 EUR
500 EUR
1,000 EUR
-
25 EUR
1:400
EURUSD
100,000 EUR
10 USD
250 EUR
500 EUR
1,000 EUR
-
25 EUR
1:400
GBPCAD
100,000 GBP
10 CAD
250 GBP
500 GBP
1,000 GBP
-
25 GBP
1:400
GBPCHF
100,000 GBP
10 CHF
1,000 GBP
2,000 GBP
4,000 GBP
-
100 GBP
1:100
GBPJPY
100,000 GBP
1,000 JPY
250 GBP
500 GBP
1,000 GBP
-
25 GBP
1:400
GBPUSD
100,000 GBP
10 USD
250 GBP
500 GBP
1,000 GBP
-
25 GBP
1:400
USDCAD
100,000 USD
10 CAD
250 USD
500 USD
1,000 USD
-
25 USD
1:400
USDCHF
100,000 USD
10 CHF
1,000 USD
2,000 USD
4,000 USD
-
100 USD
1:100
USDJPY
100,000 USD
1,000 JPY
250 USD
500 USD
1,000 USD
-
25 USD
1:400
Symbol
Lot Size
PIP Values
Margin Requirement / Lot
Margin Requirement / Lot
Margin Requirement / Lot
Margin Requirement / Lot
Hedged Margin
Max Leverage
AUDCAD
100,000 AUD
10 CAD
250 AUD
500 AUD
1,000 AUD
-
25 AUD
1:400
AUDCHF
100,000 AUD
10 CHF
1,000 AUD
2,000 AUD
4,000 AUD
-
100 AUD
1:100
AUDJPY
100,000 AUD
1,000 JPY
250 AUD
500 AUD
1,000 AUD
-
25 AUD
1:400
AUDNZD
100,000 AUD
10 NZD
250 AUD
500 AUD
1,000 AUD
-
25 AUD
1:400
AUDUSD
100,000 AUD
10 USD
250 AUD
500 AUD
1,000 AUD
-
25 AUD
1:400
EURAUD
100,000 EUR
10 AUD
250 EUR
500 EUR
1,000 EUR
-
25 EUR
1:400
EURNZD
100,000 EUR
10 NZD
250 EUR
500 EUR
1,000 EUR
-
25 EUR
1:400
EURSGD
100,000 EUR
10 SGD
4,000 EUR
8,000 EUR
16,000 EUR
-
400 EUR
1:25
GBPAUD
100,000 GBP
10 AUD
250 GBP
500 GBP
1,000 GBP
-
25 GBP
1:400
GBPNZD
100,000 GBP
10 NZD
250 GBP
500 GBP
1,000 GBP
-
25 GBP
1:400
NZDCAD
100,000 NZD
10 CAD
250 NZD
500 NZD
1,000 NZD
-
25 NZD
1:400
NZDCHF
100,000 NZD
10 CHF
1,000 NZD
2,000 NZD
4,000 NZD
-
100 NZD
1:100
NZDJPY
100,000 NZD
1,000 JPY
250 NZD
500 NZD
1,000 NZD
-
25 NZD
1:400
NZDUSD
100,000 NZD
10 USD
250 NZD
500 NZD
1,000 NZD
-
25 NZD
1:400
SGDJPY
100,000 SGD
1,000 JPY
4,000 SGD
8,000 SGD
16,000 SGD
-
400 SGD
1:25
USDSGD
100,000 USD
10 SGD
4,000 SGD
8,000 SGD
16,000 SGD
-
400 SGD
1:25
Symbol
Lot Size
PIP Values
Margin Requirement / Lot
Margin Requirement / Lot
Margin Requirement / Lot
Margin Requirement / Lot
Hedged Margin
Max Leverage
EURHUF
100,000 EUR
1,000 HUF
1250 EUR
2,500 EUR
5,000 EUR
-
125 EUR
1:80
EURNOK
100,000 EUR
10 NOK
4,000 EUR
8,000 EUR
16,000 EUR
-
400 EUR
1:25
EURPLN
100,000 EUR
10 PLN
1250 EUR
2,500 EUR
5,000 EUR
-
125 EUR
1:80
EURSEK
100,000 EUR
10SEK
4,000 EUR
8,000 EUR
16,000 EUR
-
400 EUR
1:25
EURTRY
100,000 EUR
10 TRY
2,500 EUR
5000 EUR
10,000 EUR
-
250 EUR
1:40
TRYJPY
100,000 TRY
1,000 JPY
2,500 TRY
5000 TRY
10,000 TRY
-
250 TRY
1:40
USDBRL
100,000 USD
10 BRL
250 USD
500 USD
1,000 USD
-
25 USD
1:80
USDCNH
100,000 USD
10 CNH
4,000 USD
8,000 USD
16,000 USD
-
400 USD
1:25
USDHUF
100,000 USD
1,000 HUF
1250 USD
2,500 USD
5,000 USD
-
125 USD
1:80
USDMXN
100,000 USD
10 MXN
1,000 USD
2,000 USD
4,000 USD
-
100 USD
1:100
USDNOK
100,000 USD
10 NOK
4,000 USD
8,000 USD
16,000 USD
-
400 USD
1:25
USDPLN
100,000 USD
10 PLN
1250 USD
2,500 USD
5,000 USD
-
125 USD
1:80
USDRUB
100,000 USD
10 RUB
1,250 USD
2,500 USD
5,000 USD
-
125 USD
1:80
USDSEK
100,000 USD
10 SEK
4,000 USD
8,000 USD
16,000 USD
-
400 USD
1:25
USDTRY
100,000 USD
10 TRY
2,500 USD
5000 USD
10,000 USD
-
125 USD
1:40
USDZAR
100,000 USD
10 ZAR
1250 USD
2,500 USD
5,000 USD
-
125 USD
1:80
Symbol
Lot Size
PIP Values
Margin Requirement
Margin Requirement
Margin Requirement
Margin Requirement
Hedged Margin
Max Leverage
GOLD
100 oz
1 USD
Margin Requirement/ lot = current market price *0.25
Margin Requirement/ lot = current market price *0.5
Margin Requirement/ lot = current market price *1
-
10% of standard margin
1:400
SILVER
5,000 oz
5 USD
Margin Requirement/ lot = current market price *12.5
Margin Requirement/ lot = current market price *25
Margin Requirement/ lot = current market price *50
-
10% of standard margin
1:400

With leverage, you can capture higher returns for smaller market movements. It increases your buying power because you need less capital to trade. Thus, increasing leverage increases risk. The high degree of leverage available may as well work against you. Before deciding to invest in Forex you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience and your capability to take risk.

If during an open trade, the net worth of the account reaches the “margin close out level” of the required margins, positions in excess would be automatically closed. Please note that in the case of a margin close out the most unprofitable position will be closed first.

Please note that for MT4 accounts the required margin for hedged positions is 10%.

The following currency pairs are subject to a greater margin requirement:

USDZAR, EURHUF, USDHUF, EURPLN, USDPLN, USDRUB, USDBRL: the permitted leverage is 1/5th of the standard margin on your account. For example, an account with leverage of 1:400 provides 1:80 leverage on the noted currency pairs.

EURTRY, TRYJPY, USDTRY: the permitted leverage is 1/10th of the standard margin on your account. For example, an account with leverage of 1:400 provides 1:40 leverage on the noted currency pairs.

EURNOK, USDNOK, EURSEK, USDSEK, USDCNH, SGDJPY, USDSGD, EURSGD: the permitted leverage is 1/16 of the standard margin on your account. For example, an account with leverage of 1:400 provides a 1:25 leverage on the noted currency pairs.

EURCHF, AUDCHF, CHFJPY, CADCHF, GBPCHF, USDMXN, USDCHF and NZDCHF: the permitted leverage is 1/4 of the standard margin on your account. For example, an account with leverage of 1:400 provides a 1:100 leverage on the noted currency pairs.

The pair USD/CNH is not traded 24 hours. Trading hours are from 02:30 until 23:00 CET

The pair USD/RUB is not traded 24 hours. Trading hours are from 09:00 until 17:00 CET

The pair USD/BRL is not traded 24 hours. Trading hours are from 13:05 until 21:55 CET

The maximum leverage applied to each of the client´s accounts is based on the client´s total equity on all the accounts.

 

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Example of an Automatic Tradeout

You have €10,000 equity in your trading account and an open short EUR position against the USD of 20 lots (€2,000,000) at 1.4848. The Tradeout level of your account is set by ActivTrades as 30% and your maximum permissible leverage at 1:200. Therefore your margin requirement for this trade is the full €10,000 of your equity.

The market unfortunately rises to 1.4898/1.4900, at this level your position is losing $10,400 (52 pips X $200 pip value) or €6,979.90. Your free equity now stands at €3,020.10. If the market rises one more pip to 1.4899/1.4901 then your losses would increase to €7,113.60 and your balance decrease to €2,886.40. At this point you no longer hold the minimum of 30% equity of your margin requirement and your position is closed out at 1.4901. Your remaining equity balance falls to €2,886.40.