Specifications

Here you will find all the execution and leverage information you need regarding our 3 main trading platforms.

Forex Leverage

FxPro uses a dynamic forex leverage model on the MT4 and MT5 platforms, which automatically adapts to clients trading positions. As the volume per Instrument of a client increases, the maximum leverage offered decreases accordingly; as per the following table.

This is done per trading instrument, so if a client has positions open across multiple instruments, the leverage will be calculated separately on each forex symbol. For example, if a trader has 300 lots Buy on USDJPY, and then starts trading EURUSD, his/her margin requirement for EURUSD, will not be affected by the existing USDJPY positions.

The sum of the positions is calculated in the following way. Consider a trader has 300 lots Buy and 200 Lots Sell. To calculate the required margin, one would take the side with the largest volume (sum). In this example, the side with the largest exposure is the 300 Buy, and as such, 300 would be the value used in calculating the required margin. Furthermore, a trader with 6 positions of 50 lots Buy (or Sell), and a trader of a single position of 300 lots Buy (or Sell), would require the same margin; given their accounts have identical leverage settings.

Open Lots Maximum Leverage
0-100 Max 1:500*
>100-200 Max 1:200*
>200-300 Max 1:100*
>300-500 Max 1:50*
500+ Max 1:33*

* or trader leverage, whichever is less

 

Please note, that if the account leverage is less than the value table provided, then the account leverage will be considered instead.

Example 1
Client Account Leverage – 1:100

Consider a USD account with 300 Buy lots USDJPY.
in this example, the account leverage is less than or equal to all relevant values in the Leverage Monitor table, so the margin required would be unaffected.

Lots Maximum
Leverage
Applicable
Leverage
Margin
0-100 1:500 1:100 100 (lots) * 100,000 / 100 (leverage) = 100,000 USD (margin)
100-200 1:200 1:100 100 (lots) * 100,000 / 100 (leverage) = 100,000 USD (margin)
200-300 1:100 1:100 100 (lots) * 100,000 / 100 (leverage) = 100,000 USD (margin)
      Total Required Margin: 300,000 USD
Example 2
Account Leverage – 1:500

Consider a USD account with 250 Buy lots USDJPY.
In this example, the account leverage is more than or equal to values in the Leverage Monitor table, so the margin required would be calculated as follows:

Lots Maximum
Leverage
Applicable
Leverage
Margin
0-100 1:500 1:500 100 (lots) * 100,000 / 500 (leverage) = 20,000 USD (margin)
100-200 1:200 1:200 100 (lots) * 100,000 / 200 (leverage) = 50,000 USD (margin)
200-300 1:100 1:100 50 (lots) * 100,000 / 100 (leverage) = 50,000 USD (margin)
      Total Required Margin: 120,000 USD
Example 3

Now consider that the same trader also opens a position of 300 Lots EURUSD Buy (or Sell);
with the EURUSD rate at 1.40000.

Lots Maximum
Leverage
Applicable
Leverage
Margin
0-100 1:500 1:500 100 (lots) * 100,000 / 500 (leverage) = 20,000 EUR (margin)
100-200 1:200 1:200 100 (lots) * 100,000 / 200 (leverage) = 50,000 EUR (margin)
200-300 1:100 1:100 100 (lots) * 100,000 / 100 (leverage) = 100,000 EUR (margin)
      Total Required Margin: 170,000 EUR * 1.4 (rate) = 238,000 USD

So the trader would require 120,000 USD margin for USDJPY and 238,000 USD margin for EURUSD, thus giving a total margin of 358,000 USD for both positions.

Metals Margin Requirements

FxPro uses a dynamic leverage model on the MT4 and MT5 platforms for trading precious metals, which automatically adapts to clients' trading positions. As the trading volume per Instrument of a client increases, the maximum leverage offered decreases accordingly; as per the following table.

Again, this is done per Trading Instrument, so if a client has positions open across multiple Instruments, the leverage will be calculated separately on each symbol. For example, if a trader has a position in Silver and then starts trading Gold, his/her margin requirement for Gold will not be affected by the existing Silver positions.

Open
Lots
Margin
Requirement
Maximum
Leverage
0-50 0.50% 1:200
>50 1% 1:100
Example 1 Metals

Consider a USD account with 1 Buy (or Sell) lot of Gold at spot price of 1.500 USD.

Lots Margin
Requirement
Margin Margin USD
1 0.50% 0.5% (margin req.) * 100 (oz) * 1 (lots) * 1500 (price of gold spot) $750.00
1   Total Margin Required (1 Lot Gold) $750.00
Example 2 Metals

Consider a USD account with 100 Buy (or Sell) lots of Gold at spot price of 1.500 USD.

Lots Margin
Requirement
Margin Margin USD
50 0.50% 0.5% (margin req.) * 100 (oz) * 50 (lots) * 1500 (price of gold spot) $37,500.00
50 1% 1% (margin req.) * 100 (oz) * 50 (lots) * 1500 (price of gold spot) $75,000.00
100   Total Margin Required (100 lots Gold) $112,500.00
Example 3 Metals

Consider a USD account with 150 Buy (or Sell) lots of Gold at spot price of 1.500 USD.

Lots Margin
Requirement
Margin Margin USD
50 0.50% 0.5% (margin req.) * 100 (oz) * 50 (lots) * 1500 (price of gold spot) $37,500.00
100 1% 1% (margin req.) * 100 (oz) * 100 (lots) * 1500 (price of gold spot) $150,000.00
150   Total Margin Required (150 Lots Gold) $187,500.00

Futures Margin Requirements

FxPro uses a dynamic leverage model on the MT4 and MT5 platforms for trading futures, which automatically adapts to clients' trading positions. As the trading volume per Instrument of a client increases, the maximum leverage offered decreases accordingly; as per the following table.

Open Lots Margin
Requirement
0-50 2%
>50-100 4%
>100-150 10%
>150-300 16%
>300 20%
Example 1 Futures

Consider a USD account with 10 Buy (or Sell) lots of Dow Jones Futures

Lots Margin Requirement Opening Price Margin
10 2% 16500 10(Lots) * 5($) * 16500 (Opening Price) * 2%(margin req.) = 16,500 USD
Example 2 Futures

Consider a USD account with 250 Lots of Nasdaq Futures

Lots Margin Requirement Opening Price Margin
50 2% 4273 50 (Lots)* 20($) * 4273 (Opening Price) * 2% (margin req.)= 85,460 USD
51-100 4% 4273 50 (Lots) * 20($) * 4273 (Opening Price) * 4% (margin req.)= 170,920 USD
101-150 10% 4273 50 (Lots) * 20($) * 4273 (Opening Price) * 10% (margin req.)= 427,300 USD
151-250 16% 4273 100 (Lots) * 20($) * 4273 (Opening Price) * 16% (margin req.)= 1,367,360 USD
      Total Margin Required = 2,051,040 USD
Example 3 Futures

Consider a USD account with 50 Buy lots of Nasdaq Futures, and wants to trade 250 Sell lots of Nasdaq Futures ; Margin required will be computed on the 250 Sell lots, i.e. Total Margin Required = 2,051,040 USD.

Energy Futures / Spot Margin Requirements

FxPro uses a dynamic leverage model for trading future energies, which automatically adapts to clients' trading positions. As the trading volume per Instrument of a client increases, the maximum leverage offered decreases accordingly; as per the following table.

Open Lots Margin
Requirement
0-20 1.00%
>20-100 2.50%
>100 5.00%
Example 1 Future Energies

Consider a USD account with 10 Buy (or Sell) lots of US Light Sweet Crude Oil

Lots Margin Requirement Opening Price Margin
10 1% 47.15 10(Lots) *1000 (Contract Size) * 47.15 (Opening Price) * 1%(margin req.) = 4,715.00 USD
Example 2 Future Energies

Consider a USD account with 100 Lots of UK Brent Oil Futures

Lots Margin Requirement Opening Price Margin
0-20 1% 52.75 20 (Lots) *1000 (Contract Size) * 52.75 (Opening Price) * 1%(margin req.)= 10,550.00 USD
>20-100 2.5% 52.75 80 (Lots) *1000 (Contract Size) * 52.75 (Opening Price) * 2.5%(margin req.)= 105,500.00 USD
      Total Margin Required = 116,050.00 USD

Indices Margin Requirements

FxPro uses a dynamic leverage model for indices, which automatically adapts to clients' trading positions. As the amount of indices of a client increases, the leverage offered decreases accordingly; as per the following table.

Margin Requirement 0.20% 0.50% 0.75% 1.00% 1.50% 2% 4% 10% 16% 20% (for greater than)
US30, AUS200, Swiss20, UK100, USNDAQ100, Germany30, USSPX500 25 25 - 50 100 300 750 1,000 1,250 3,500
Japan225, Finland25, Spain35, Holland25, Sweden30, Euro50, France40 - 25 25 50 100 300 750 1,000 1,250 3,500
France120, HongKong50, Nordic40, Polland20, Portugal20, UKMid250, Denmark20, Belgium20, Germany50, GerTech30, Norway25 - - 50 50 100 300 750 1,000 1,250 3,500
ChinaHShar - - - 100 100 300 750 1,000 1,250 3,500
ChinaA50, Greece25, Hungary12 - - - - - 500 750 1,000 1,250 3,500
Consider a USD account with 325 Lots of Nasdaq Spot
Units Size Range Margin Requirement Leverage Opening Price Margin (Units*Margin Required*OpeningPrice) Margin Margin CCY
25 0-25 0.2% 500.0 4225.00 25*0.20%*4225 211.25 USD
25 26-50 0.5% 200.0 4225.00 25*0.50%*4225 528.13 USD
50 51-100 1.0% 100.0 4225.00 50*1%*4225 2,112.50 USD
100 101-200 1.5% 66.7 4225.00 100*1.5%*4225 6,337.50 USD
125 201-500 2.0% 50.0 4225.00 125*2%*4225 10,562.50 USD
        Total Margin Required = 19,751.88 (USD)
Consider a USD account with 278 Lots of #Spain35 EURUSD rate 1.0921
Units Size Range Margin Requirement Leverage Opening Price Margin (Units*Margin Required*OpeningPrice) Margin Margin CCY
25 0-25 0.5% 200.0 8621.00 25*0.5%*8621 1,077.63 EUR
25 26-50 0.75% 133.3 8621.00 25*0.75%*8621 1,616.44 EUR
50 51-100 1.0% 100.0 8621.00 50*1%*8621 4,310.50 EUR
100 101-200 1.5% 66.7 8621.00 100*1.5%*8621 12,931.50 EUR
78 201-500 2.0% 50.0 8621.00 78*2%*8621 13,448.76 EUR
        Total Margin Required = 33,384.82 (EUR)
        Total Margin Required in USD = 36,459.56 (EURUSD = 1.0921)
Consider a USD account with 2375 Lots of #Denmark20 USDDKK rate 6.8335
Units Size Range Margin Requirement Leverage Opening Price Margin (Units*Margin Required*OpeningPrice) Margin Margin CCY
50 0-50 0.75% 133.3 955.00 50*0.75%*955 358.13 DKK
50 51-100 1.0% 100.0 955.00 50*1.0%*955 477.50 DKK
100 101-200 1.5% 66.7 955.00 100*1.5%*955 1,432.50 DKK
300 201-500 2.0% 50.0 955.00 300*2%*955 5,730.00 DKK
750 501-1250 4.0% 25.0 955.00 750*4%*955 28,650.00 DKK
1000 1251-2250 10.0% 10.0 955.00 1000*10%*955 95,500.00 DKK
125 2251-3500 16.0% 6.3 955.00 125*16%*955 19,100.00 DKK
        Total Margin Required = 151,248.13 (DKK)
        Total Margin Required in USD = 22,133.33 (USDDKK = 6.8335)
Consider a USD account with 1319 Lots of #ChinaHshares USDHKD rate 7.911
Units Size Range Margin Requirement Leverage Opening Price Margin (Units*Margin Required*OpeningPrice) Margin Margin CCY
100 0-100 1.0% 100.0 8018.00 100*1.0%*8018 8,018.00 HKD
100 101-200 1.5% 66.7 8018.00 100*1.5%*8018 12,027.00 HKD
300 201-500 2.0% 50.0 8018.00 300*2%*8018 48,108.00 HKD
750 501-1250 4.0% 25.0 8018.00 750*4%*8018 240,540.00 HKD
        Total Margin Required = 364,017.20 (HKD)
        Total Margin Required in USD = 46,014.06 (USDHKD = 7.9110)
Consider a USD account with 5500 Lots of #Hungary12 USDHUF rate 285.0
Units Size Range Margin Requirement Leverage Opening Price Margin (Units*Margin Required*OpeningPrice) Margin Margin CCY
500 0-500 2.0% 50.0 23900.00 500*2%*23900 239,000.00 HUF
750 501-1250 4.0% 25.0 23900.00 750*4%*23900 717,000.00 HUF
1000 1251-2250 10.0% 10.0 23900.00 1000*10%*23900 2,390,000.00 HUF
1250 2251-3500 16.0% 6.3 23900.00 1250*16%*23900 4,780,000.00 HUF
2000 3500- 20.0% 5.0 23900.00 2000*20%*23900 9,560,000.00 HUF
        Total Margin Required = 17,686,000.00 (HUF)
        Total Margin Required in USD = 62,056.14 (USDHUF = 285.0)

Shares Margin Requirements

As in forex trading, FxPro uses a dynamic leverage model for trading shares, which automatically adapts to clients' trading positions. As the amount of shares of a client increases, the maximum leverage offered decreases accordingly; as per the following table.

Margin Requirement 4.00 % 8.00 % 15.00 % 60.00 %
French Shares < 20,000 < 100,000 < 800,000 800,000+
German Shares < 20,000 < 100,000 < 500,000 500,000+
UK Shares < 2,000 < 10,000 < 50,000 50,000+
US Shares < 20,000 < 100,000 < 500,000 500,000+
Example 1 French Shares

Consider a EUR account with 19,000 Buy (or Sell) AirFrance Shares (French Shares)

No. of Shares Margin Requirement Opening Price Margin
19,000 4.0% 7.0 19,000(Shares) * 7.0 (Opening Price) * 4.0%(margin req.) = 5320 EUR
Example 2 German Shares

Consider a EUR account with 130,000 Buy (or Sell) Adidas Shares (German Shares)

No. of Shares Margin Requirement Opening Price Margin
20,000 4.0% 82.05 20,000 (Shares) * 82.05 (Opening Price) * 4.0%(margin req.)= 65,640.00 EUR
20,000-100,000 8.0% 82.05 80,000 (Shares) * 82.05 (Opening Price) * 8.0%(margin req.)= 525,120.00 EUR
100,000-130,000 15.00% 82.05 30,000 (Shares) * 82.05 (Opening Price) * 15%(margin req.)= 369,225.00 EUR
      Total Margin Required = 959,985.00 EUR
Example 3 UK Shares

Consider a EUR account with 55,000 Buy (or Sell) Tesco Shares (UK Shares)

No. of Shares Margin Requirement Opening Price Margin
2,000 4.0% 1.8 2,000 (Shares) * 1.8 (Opening Price) * 4.0% (margin req.) = 144.00 GBP
2,000-10,000 8.0% 1.8 8,000 (Shares) * 1.8 (Opening Price) * 8.0% (margin req.) = 1,152.00 GBP
10,000-50,000 15.00% 1.8 40,000 (Shares) * 1.8 (Opening Price) * 15% (margin req.) = 10,800.00 GBP
50,000-55,000 60.00% 1.8 5,000 (Shares) * 1.8 (Opening Price) * 60% (margin req.) = 5,400.00 GBP
      Total Margin Required: 17,496 GBP / 0.7 (EURGBP rate) = 24,994 EUR
Example 4 US Shares

Consider a EUR account with 90,000 Buy (or Sell) Apple Shares (US Shares)

No. of Shares Margin Requirement Opening Price Margin
20,000 4.0% 122 20,000 (Shares) * 122 (Opening Price) * 4.0% (margin req.)= 97,600.00 USD
20,000-90,000 8.0% 122 70,000 (Shares) * 122 (Opening Price) * 8.0% (margin req.)= 683,200.00 USD
      Total Margin Required: 780,800 USD / 1.4 (EURUSD rate) = 557,714 EUR
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