Margin Requirements

What is margin? Margin can be thought of as a good faith deposit required to maintain open positions. This is not a fee or a transaction cost, it is simply a portion of your account equity set aside and allocated as a margin deposit. You can keep track of your Used and Usable margin in the Accounts Window of the Trading Station.

VideoAccounts Window (1:07)

What are FXCM Margin Requirements?

Forex margin requirements at FXCM LTD vary depending on account type. Up-to-date requirements are displayed in the “Simplified Dealing Rates” window of the Trading Station by currency pair.

Margin Requirements example

When is Margin Updated?

Margin requirements are updated each month on the last Friday. Scheduled updates are on the following dates:

  • 29 April, 2016
  • 27 May, 2016
  • 25 June, 2016
  • 29 July, 2016
  • 26 August, 2016
  • 23 September, 2016

Margin / Leverage FAQs

1 Leverage: Leverage is a double-edged sword and can dramatically amplify your profits. It can also just as dramatically amplify your losses. Trading foreign exchange with any level of leverage may not be suitable for all investors.

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