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Forex Leverage

Please be aware that leverage can dramatically amplify both your profits and losses. Trading foreign exchange with a high or even moderate level of leverage may not be suitable for all investors.

The trading leverage is set to a maximum of 50:1 for US accounts.

Below are examples that demonstrate 50:1 leverage based on different lot sizes.

Base Currency (MAJORS) Margin* per 10k lot size Margin* per 100k lot size
USD 200 USD 2,000 USD
NZD 180 USD 1,800 USD
CHF 240 USD 2,400 USD
CAD 240 USD 2,400 USD
EUR 280 USD 2,800 USD
AUD 240 USD 2,400 USD
GBP 340 USD 3,400 USD

 

Base Currency (EXOTICS) Margin* per 10k lot size Margin* per 100k lot size
EUR 720 USD 7,200 USD
NOK 100 USD 1,000 USD
SEK 100 USD 1,000 USD
SGD 800 USD 8,000 USD
USD 500 USD 5,000 USD
ZAR 200 USD 2,000 USD

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*Margins provided as an example to demonstrate application of leverage.  Actual margins may vary depending on current exchange rates and forex dealer merchant.  Contact our office for more information.