Know your trading conditions
Trading conditions should be seen carefully and should be used to the advantage. Please contact us if you need any help in understanding this.
- Minimum lot and step
- Standard contract
- Locked (hedged) margin
- Lock protection
- Trading BTC/USD
- Margin call level
- Stop Out (Margin cut) level
- Gap level
Minimum lot and step
In trading terminals, minimum lot and stop are equivalent to 0.0001 for cent account but you are required to select 0.01 as there is no native support for cent account in MT platforms. For classic accounts minimum lot is 0.01 and minimum step is 0.01.
Standard contract for forex is about 100 000 currency items. Leverage from 1 to 100 is most common in forex trading. While registering the account clients might choose 1:500 as the leverage in order to achieve the minimum capital requirements. In this case the leverage value for cents account would mean minimum capital of 2$ cents and for classes accounts it will be 2$.
In cent accounts, all the volumes are 100 times smaller. Which means, 1 USD cent= 0.01 USD.
Leverage differs relying on the equity of the trading account you hold.
OFTFX reserves the right to reduce leverage up to 1:50.
|From $0 to $10 000||1:1000|
|From $10 000 to $100 000||1:500|
|From $100 000 to $250 000||1:200|
|From $250 000 and more||1:100|
Margins are used for the funds available on balance for opening of new orders and supports through the complete process of forex trading.
The closure will not be denied if in case lock protection gets triggered by stop loss or take profit and hence stop loss and take profit will be set to zero.
It's not permitted
1. To close the Orders that enable the net position or net profit to increase two hours prior to the symbol breaks and the market closes on Friday. With decreased leverage-1:100 for Forex and 1:40 for commodities, new positions can be opened during this time.
2. To close the Orders that will result in a rise in net position or net margin one hour prior to the major news (marked in our economic calendar as '!!! ') is released, which is expected to raise market volatility. With decreased leverage-1:100 for Forex and 1:40 for commodities-new positions can be opened during this time.
Locked (hedged) margin
Locked (hedged) margin is the margin for two opposite (locked) positions to be opened and held on the same instrument.. The margin to open and hold two locked positions is equal to zero.
Swaps are automatically implemented during rollover (when an order is carried on to the next calendar day) also on Wednesday through Thursday the swaps are tripled. As per the national interests rates the swap changes throughout the time. Please keep a note that swap will be applied by terminal time at 23:00 if a trading account is on our liquidity aggregator in MarketPlace.
Swaps are tripled from Thursday to Friday for currency pairs with CAD and RUB.
Lock protection is a feature that denies the locked position closure in case it leads to the margin decrease.In such an event you will receive the "Not enough margin" message and these commands can then be closed with the "Multiply close by" function.
If Stop Loss or Take Profit causes Lock Protection, then this closure will also be refused and Stop Loss or Take Profit set at zero.
Provision refers to trading accounts where orders are conducted on MarketPlace, our own liquidity aggregator.
It's a bitcoin exchange traded product and exchange trading principles apply. All the client orders are sent as limit orders to the Bitcoin exchange and put in the pool of liquidity. The limit order is only executed in the event that orders can be matched within the exchange with another participant in the market, meaning that OFTFX will not guarantee complete order execution and order may be partly executed.Unfortunately, MT5 technology does not help partial execution of orders creating potential deviation from the actual execution and execution of the MT5 terminal. In case the order is partially executed, the remaining portion will be shown as pending order for the remaining part of the unexecuted amount in OFTFX platforms or OFTFX Mobile application, where the partial execution can not be shown in MT5. We strongly recommend monitoring the execution of orders or trading for BTC / USD instruments via OFTFX ' proprietary Web Trading terminal or Mobile application where the executed number is shown properly.
Margin call level
The appropriate margin level for Forex operation is a ratio of the balance total and the floating profit minus floating loss. During holidays and weekends margin call rises for an account with leverage 1:100 it rises to a value of 100% and for accounts with higher leverage the value rises to 500%. The broker is entitled to prohibit the opening / closing of Forex orders and the lowering of the Margin to the call point one or two hours before the closing of the market, as well as the active hedging positions.
Stop Out (Margin cut) level
Is the reached margin level which simply stops the trading event due to the high risk of negative balance. Then, orders are forcefully closed before margin level is up. Please notice that our company uses Stop Out level to reduce negative balance risks for customers.
A client should not use the stop out level as risk management strategy and instead of this stop loss orders must be used. Also please keep a note that when pending orders reach stop out or credit stop out level if the trading account is on marketplace liquidity aggregator then all the pending orders will be cancelled. You can find stop out levels and margin call levels in the parameter table of respective accounts.
is a criterion of gap mode activation.If the price difference for a given instrument is equal to or greater than one spread, then the difference mode is invoked. By the dealer it is used for the automatic order (both take profit and stop loss are executed at the gap price).Activation continues on the second tick after disabled gap mode.
When orders are executed on their own liquidity aggregator Market place, then in this case gap mode does not apply on trading accounts. Hence pending orders, including Take Profit and Stop Loss, will be executed by market price, so that slippage can even be only 1 pip. Until the sum is not checked by the liquidity provider, market and pending orders such as stor loss and take profit can not be executed.
If a pending order has been put with Take Profit or / and Stop Loss and the market price has jumped above the order price, and the Take Benefit / Stop Loss price is in the gap level, this order will be opened by gap price and then closed by market price with statement [closed / gap]. With one spread the end result of this order would be negative.