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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 1:500 leverage, will be able to open US$ 1 mln position in any currency pairs with a 0.2% margin requirement, while the next US$ 1 mln position in currency pairs will be opened with an increased margin requirement of 0.5%, and subsequent US$ 2 mln in positions will require margin of 1% 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 Standart Lots USD (Lot = 100,000) Max Leverage Applied Floating Margin
0 - 1,000,000 0 - 9.99 1:500 0.20%
1,000,000 - 2,000,000 10 - 19.99 1:200 0.50%
2,000,000 - 4,000,000 20 - 39.99 1:100 1.00%
4,000,000 - 10,000,000 40 - 99.99 1:50 2.00%
Over 10 mil Over 100 lots 1:25 4.00%
USD Exposure Contracts XAUUSD @ 1340 per oz (1 contract = 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 mil Over 75 1:25 4.00%
USD Exposure Contracts USCrude @ 65 per bbl (1 contract = 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 mil Over ~149 1:10 10.00%
USD Exposure Contracts US30 @26200 (1 contract = 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 mil Over ~19.2 1:10 10.00%

Important - Please Note

Floating margin requirements only apply to the financial instrument types as per the above table. CFDs on Stocks, ETFs and Cryptocurrencies have fixed margin requirements as per Trading Conditions.

Customers who do not have the status of a professional market participant can trade only with the following margin conditions:

  • 3.33% (leverage 1:30) for FX pairs composed of USD, EUR, JPY, GBP, CAD, CHF
  • 5% (leverage 1:20) for all other FX pairs, gold, and for UK 100; France 40; Germany 30; Wall Street 30; US Tech 100; US 500; Japan 225; Australia 200; Europe 50 indices
  • 10% (leverage 1:10) for all other commodities and ETFs
  • 20% (leverage 1:5) for individual stocks
  • 50% (leverage 1:2) for cryptocurrencies


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