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Margin requirements for trading accounts

Our margin requirements show how much money you need to have on your trading account to maintain open positions. At Alpari, the margin requirements are the same for each account type1, although the list of available trading instruments varies for different accounts. You can get up-to-date information about all available instruments on the trading conditions page.

FX Majors

Notional
value, USD
Notional
value, EUR
Notional
value, GLD
Leverage appliedFloating margin
0–5,000,0000–5,000,0000–5,000,0001:10000.1%
5,000,0007,000,0005,000,0007,000,0005,000,0007,000,0001:5000.2%
7,000,00012,000,0007,000,00012,000,0007,000,00012,000,0001:2000.5%
12,000,00015,000,00012,000,00015,000,00012,000,00015,000,0001:1001%
Over 15,000,000Over 15,000,000Over 15,000,0001:254%

FX Minors

Notional
value, USD
Notional
value, EUR
Notional
value, GLD
Leverage appliedFloating margin
0–3,500,0000–3,500,0000–3,500,0001:10000.1%
3,500,0007,000,0003,500,0007,000,0003,500,0007,000,0001:5000.2%
7,000,00010,000,0007,000,00010,000,0007,000,00010,000,0001:2000.5%
10,000,00015,000,00010,000,00015,000,00010,000,00015,000,0001:1001%
Over 15,000,000Over 15,000,000Over 15,000,0001:254%

FX Exotics

Notional
value, USD
Notional
value, EUR
Notional
value, GLD
Leverage appliedFloating margin
0–2,500,0000–2,500,0000–2,500,0001:5000.2%
2,500,0003,500,0002,500,0003,500,0002,500,0003,500,0001:2000.5%
3,500,0005,000,0003,500,0005,000,0003,500,0005,000,0001:1001%
Over 5,000,000Over 5,000,000Over 5,000,0001:254%

FX RUB

Notional
value, USD
Notional
value, EUR
Notional
value, GLD
Leverage appliedFloating margin
0–2,500,0000–2,500,0000–2,500,0001:1001%
2,500,0003,500,0002,500,0003,500,0002,500,0003,500,0001:502%
3,500,0005,000,0003,500,0005,000,0003,500,0005,000,0001:254%
Over 5,000,000Over 5,000,000Over 5,000,0001:1010%

Spot Metals

Notional
value, USD
Notional
value, EUR
Notional
value, GLD
Leverage appliedFloating margin
0–3,500,0000–3,500,0000–3,500,0001:5000.2%
3,500,0005,000,0003,500,0005,000,0003,500,0005,000,0001:2000.5%
5,000,00010,000,0005,000,00010,000,0005,000,00010,000,0001:1001%
10,000,00015,000,00010,000,00015,000,00010,000,00015,000,0001:502%
Over 15,000,000Over 15,000,000Over 15,000,0001:254%

FX Special

Notional
value, USD
Notional
value, EUR
Notional
value, GLD
Leverage appliedFloating margin
Any position volumeAny position volumeAny position volume1:502%

Cross Metals

Notional
value, USD
Notional
value, EUR
Notional
value, GLD
Leverage appliedFloating margin
Any position volumeAny position volumeAny position volume1:502%

Commodity CFDs

SymbolNameMargin, %
BRNUK Brent (Spot)3
NGUS Natural Gas (Spot)4
WTIUS Crude (Spot)3

Stock Index CFDs

SymbolNameMargin, %
CAC 40France 403
ASX 200Australia 2002
DAX 30Germany 303
FTSE 100UK 1003
HSI 50Hong Kong 503
IBEX 35Spain 353
NIKK 225Japan 2252
NQ 100US Tech 1002
SPX 500US SPX 5001.5
STOXX 50Europe 503

Cryptocurrency CFDs

Notional
value, USD
Notional
value, EUR
Notional
value, GLD
Floating margin
0–50,0000–50,0000–40,00010%
50,000100,00050,000100,00040,00080,00025%
Over 100,000Over 100,000Over 80,00050%

Attention:

  • On nano.mt4 accounts, the leverage is fixed and can be adjusted from myAlpari in the Account Overview section. The margin requirements are calculated according to the amount of leverage used.
  • To keep your open positions from being closed involuntarily, you must make sure your account equity does not drop below the margin requirements.
  • Margin requirements on demo accounts are the same as on live accounts.
  • The notional value of open positions on your account is calculated separately for each group of trading instruments (FX Majors, FX Minors, FX Exotics, FX Special, Spot Metals). In other words, when looking at the table, you should read "Notional Value" as the total notional value of open positions on instruments in the selected group, not as the total notional value of all open positions on your account. Opening or closing a position on an instrument in one group will have no effect on the leverage applied to positions in other instrument groups.
  • The range of available leverage is from 1:1 to 1:1000 for all account types except for Nano accounts.
  • CFDs for futures are indicative and are not provided for trading on standard.mt4 and pamm.standard.mt4 accounts.

Please Note:

  1. Except for nano.mt4 accounts.
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