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Margin requirements and leverage rules

You can use any amount of leverage, ranging from 1:10 to 1:1000*, when trading on the forex market through OFTFX. This provides you with the freedom to choose the trading strategies that suit your deposit size. OFTFX leverage depends on the type of trading account and the volume of funds it contains. Margin requirements increase when the funds available in a client's account increase. This is due to the increasing costs of hedging open orders. As a result, leverage is changing as well.

Closing a hedging order during the period of increased margin requirements is treated as opening a new transaction. This will result in the withholding of additional margin corresponding to the amount of the closed transaction involved in hedging. The margin is calculated based on the increased margin requirements and is distributed proportionally among the open transactions that involve the hedged financial instrument.

Maximum leverage

Equity, USD Maximum forex leverage
Cent, Mini, Classic
0 - 999 1:1000
1000 - 4999 1:500
5000 - 9999 1:200
10000 or more 1:100

Please note. Implementation of any change in the value of financial leverage may take some time and require repeated authorization in the terminal and/or reboot to refresh the parameters displayed therein, depending on the value of the leverage.

Different margin requirements may be offered to different currency pairs. You may read more here.

Leverage rules for Classic,PRO and VIP accounts on weekends and holidays

In accordance with the Client Agreement, margin requirements may change before weekends and holidays.

From Friday 19:00 GMT+1 (three hours before the forex market closes) to Sunday 23:00 GMT (two hours after the forex market opens), the margin requirements for new positions to be opened within the aforesaid time period are calculated based on a maximum leverage of 1:100.

Within two hours after market opening (by Sunday 23:00 GMT+1), the margin on positions opened during the period of increased margin requirements is recalculated based on the amount of funds in the account and the leverage chosen by the client.

This rule was introduced to reduce the potential losses our clients may incur in the event of a price gap at market opening.

This rule also applies on holidays and an update will be published in News prior to the adjustment in leverage.

See further information regarding the change in margin requirements here.