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Margin Requirements

The table contains the maximum leverage sizes for all account types and additional margin requirements, depending on the account balance. For Stock CFDs special margin requirements are set.

Account Type Max. leverage
(Min. Margin)
Beginner (NetTradeX), Micro (MetaTrader 4 and 5) 1:400 (0.25%)
Standard, PAMM (Deposit < 50 000 USD |50 000 EUR | 5 000 000 JPY) 1:200 (0.5%)
Standard, PAMM (Deposit 50 000 - 100 000 USD | 50 000 - 100 000 EUR | 5 000 000 - 10 000 000 JPY) 1:100 (1%)
Standard, PAMM (Deposit > 100 000 USD |100 000 EUR | 10 000 000 JPY) 1:50 (2%)

In order to avoid any client liabilities towards the company, the company has a right to close client’s one or several positions. Closing is performed when the margin level (ratio of the equity, i.e. account balance taking into account profit/loss of the open positions, to the margin) drops to 10%. In this case the first position to close will be the most unprofitable one for the client. This situation is called "stop-out/short margin". For NetTradeX accounts a client can request (by email to the Back office) to set short margin level higher than 10%. In addition, equity level (in the account balance currency) can be set, so as when reaching it, all open positions automatically are closed.

When the total volume of open positions equals to or exceeds 20 000 000.00 USD, the maximum possible leverage equals to 1:20 (margin 5%). Learn more about What is Leverage in Forex and What is Leverage in Crypto Trading.

At weekends and holidays margin requirements may be increased twice with prior notification. This means that in case of an account with 1:100 leverage (1% margin) the leverage for calculations may change to 1:50 (2% margin). The client must change his opened position according to the increased margin requirements by the end of the trading session. If the client fails to do so, the company has a right, but not an obligation to reduce the client’s position on its own at closing prices of trading. Moreover, the company decides which of the client’s positions should be reduced or closed.

If an account has buy and sell positions of equal volumes opened on the same financial instrument in lock mode, the total margin of these two positions equals to the margin of one position. The margin for opening two locked positions is 50% of the margin for opening two unlocked positions. Thus, when opening a new locked position the margin does not increase. On NetTradeX accounts in case of absence of a free margin position locking is possible within the limits of account equity.

Leverage for trading Stock CFDs is 1:20 (margin 5%) for MetaTrader 4 and 5 accounts, and NetTradeX accounts with a leverage less than 1:20, have a leverage for Stock CFDs equal to the trading account leverage.

For some instruments with a risk of high volatility fixed margin is set that does not depend on the account leverage for MetaTrader 4 and 5 accounts. In NetTradeX the margin requirement is 1:20 if the account leverage is equal to or higher than 1:20 and corresponds to the account leverage if it is less than 1:20 .

You can learn about the size of margin requirements for a specific instrument on the page of trading conditions of the instrument.

For calculating the margin for any offered instrument you can use our Margin Calculator.

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