Leverage and Margin
TRADING ON LEVERAGE
You can trade Forex and CFDs on leverage. This can allow you to take advantage of even the smallest moves in the market. When you trade with FXCM, your trades are executed using borrowed money. For example, 100:1 leverage allows you to trade with $10,000 in the market by setting aside only $100 as a security deposit. Remember, higher leverage can amplify your losses.
All new accounts are defaulted to up to 1000:1 leverage. Accounts that are funded in excess of 5,000 CCY will be moved to a leverage of up to 400:1 and accounts in excess of 50,000 CCY will be moved to a leverage of up to 100:1 on FX and 200:1 on CFD's. The leverage on your account will then be adjusted based on the equity in your account. FXCM reserves the final right, in its sole discretion, to change your leverage settings.
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