Litecoin is an open-source decentralized digital currency created in 2011, a fork from the Bitcoin core client. Because of the close relationship between the two, many have described Litecoin as being the Silver to Bitcoin’s gold.
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The LTC/USD has variable spreads that will widen and narrow subject to market conditions.
Max Contract Size
The maximum number of contracts per click (trade) for LTC/USD is 1000.
Minimum Pip Cost (Value)
LTC/USD has a minimum value of 0.01 USD per point (Your per point value may be different if your account is denominated in a different currency. Please refer to the Simple Dealing Rates Window in Trading Station for this value).
The pip/point location is shown below. Each 0.01 price movement on LTC/USD is 1 pip/point.
Number of FXCM Contracts equal to one Litecoin
1 FXCM LTC/USD contracts are currently equivalent to one Litecoin.
LTC/USD Margin Requirements are updated shortly after market open (Sunday 18:00 ET) and then updated daily between 17:00 ET to 18:00 ET.
LTC/USD is leveraged at 2:1 and the new margin requirement will be the equivalent of a quarter of the notional value of 1 contract at 5pm EST.
For E.G if the LTC/USD rate is 36.00 between 17:00 ET to 18:00 ET, the Margin Requirement for one contract will be updated to $18 USD
LTC/USD is a volatile instrument and in the event that there is a significant intraday market move, margin requirements may be updated intraday
LTC/USD does have an overnight funding charge (Displayed as Rollover in the Trading Station Platform).
The current overnight funding rate is 0% (annually) for short positions and -25% (annually) for long positions and is 3x on Fridays.
FXCM allows long and short trading on all our trading catalog. However due to the high volatility and low liquidity when trading crypto currencies, there may be instances where new positions are unable to be opened on Litecoin (LTC/USD). During any period in which LTC/USD has a trading restriction applied, any market orders or triggered pending entry orders will be rejected and deleted. Pop ups will appear on your screen informing of the reason for the rejection.
Any restrictions are temporary and will only impact your ability to enter trades.
You will still be able to close open positions.
Stops and Limits are currently only able to be set at a maximum of 50% of the rate.
There is no minimum stop distance.