Margin Requirements

Margin requirements determine the amounts of funds that clients should have available in their trading accounts as collateral for maintaining open positions. TeleTrade’s margin requirements are fixed for MT5 accounts, and floating for certain groups of financial instruments in MT4 accounts. Fixed margin requirements are those that don’t change with respect to the size of positions. Floating margin requirements are those that change (‘float’) as the size of the position in an instrument that has floating leverage changes, as per the table below. Please note that floating margin requirements apply to the entire group of financial instruments, and they override the leverage of the trading accounts in all cases when they apply. E.g. a client who operates a trading account with 1:100 leverage, will be able to open US$ 2 mln position in any currency pairs with a 1% margin requirement, while the next US$ 5 mln position in currency pairs will be opened with an increased margin requirement of 2%, and subsequent US$ 3 mln in positions will require margin of 4% etc. At the same time, margin requirements for any positions opened by this client in Metals, Energies or Indices will not be affected by the size of the client’s exposure to currency pairs, and will only take into account respective exposures to Metals, Energies or Indices as the case may be.

Floating Margin Requirements
for MT4 Accounts

USD Exposure Standard Lots USD (1 lot = 100,000 currency units) Max. Leverage Applied Floating Margin
0 - 2,000,000 0 - 19.99 1:100  1%
2,000,000 - 7,000,000 20 - 69.99 1:50 2%
7,000,000 - 10,000,000 70 - 99.99 1:25 4%
Over 10 million Over 100 lots 1:10 10%
       
USD Exposure XAUUSD Lots @ 1340 per oz (1 lot = 100 oz) Max. Leverage Applied Floating Margin
0 - 5,000,000 0 ~37.5 1:100 1.00%
5,000,000 - 10,000,000 ~37.5 - ~75 1:50 2.00%
Over 10 million Over 75 1:25 4.00%
USD Exposure WTI. Lots @ 65 per bbl (1 lot = 1,000 bbl) Max. Leverage Applied Floating Margin
0 - 1,000,000 0 - ~15 1:100 1.00%
1,000,000 - 5,000,000 ~15 - ~76 1:50 2.00%
5,000,000 - 10,000,000 ~76 - ~149 1:25 4.00%
Over 10 million Over ~149 1:10 10.00%
USD Exposure US30 Lots @ 26200 per index (1 lot = 10 indices) Max. Leverage Applied Floating Margin
0 - 1,000,000 0 - ~3.82 1:100 1.00%
1,000,000 - 2,000,000 ~3.83 - ~7.63 1:50 2.00%
2,000,000 - 5,000,000 ~7.64 - ~19.1 1:25 4.00%
Over 5 million Over ~19.2 1:10 10.00%
USD Exposure Cocoa US Lots @2621 (1 lot = 20 tonnes) Max. Leverage Applied Floating Margin
0 - 1,000,000 0 - ~19.07 1:100 1.00%
1,000,000 - 5,000,000 ~19.07 - ~95.38 1:50 2.00%
5,000,000 - 10,000,000 ~95.38 - ~190.77 1:25 4.00%
Over 10 million Over ~190.77 1:10 10.00%

Important - Please Note

Floating margin requirements only apply to the financial instrument types as per the above table. Examples given above assume margin percentage of 100% for an instrument. CFDs on Stocks and Cryptocurrencies have fixed margin requirements as per Trading Conditions.


Customers who do not have the status of a professional client can only trade CFDs with the following margin conditions depending on the underlying instrument:


  • not less than 3.33% (leverage up to 1:30) for FX pairs composed of a combination of USD, EUR, JPY, GBP, CAD, CHF
  • not less than 5% (leverage up to 1:20) for all other FX pairs, gold, and for UK 100; France 40; Germany 40; Wall Street 30; US Tech 100; NASDAQ Composite, US 500; Japan 225; Australia 200; Europe 50 indices
  • not less than 10% (leverage up to 1:10) for all other commodities and all other equity indexes not listed above
  • not less than 20% (leverage up to 1:5) for individual stocks, ETFs and other reference values
  • not less than 50% (leverage up to 1:2) for cryptocurrencies


Clients who have the status of ERC* can trade CFDs with the following margin conditions depending on the underlying instrument:

  • 1% (leverage 1:100) for all currency pairs, major equity indices (AUS200., EUR50, FRA40, GER30, J225, NASDAQ100, UK100, US30, US500, USTech100), and gold;
  • 10% (leverage 1:10) for commodities other than gold, and non-major equity indices;
  • 20% (leverage 1:5) for individual stocks, ETFs and other reference values;
  • 50% (leverage 1:2) for CFDs on cryptocurrencies


*The status of Experienced Retail Clients (ERC) can only be assigned to retail clients legally residing in the Republic of Poland and who meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria can be found here.

 

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Risk Warning: Trading Forex and CFDs on margin carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 64.90% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Prior to trading, you should take into consideration your level of experience and financial situation. TeleTrade Europe strives to provide you with all the necessary information and protective measures, but, if the risks seem still unclear to you, please seek independent advice.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 64.90% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
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