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, 30:1 leverage on a major forex pair like GBP/USD allows you to trade with £10,000 in the market by setting aside only around £334 as a security deposit.
FXCM UK offers different leverage for different tradeable instruments.
- 30:1 leverage restriction for major currency pairs
- 20:1 for non-major currency pairs, gold and major indices
- 10:1 for commodities other than gold and non-major equity indices
- 2:1 for cryptocurrencies
- 5:1 for individual equities and other reference values
To view up to date Margin Requirement please click here.
Cryptocurrency products are only available to Professional and Eligible Counterparty Clients.