Margin Requirements

The following Margin requirements information is provided according to Dukascopy Bank SA. It assists traders to calculate the minimum required equity in order to open a specific trading order for currency pairs, metals, indexes, etc.

It is important to notice that Margin requirement is calculated as per the quote currency of a trading pair, while this amount it may be converted to the trading account’s base currency (if it is a different one). The required margin depends on the trading account’s leverage, while traders should be aware that certain trading instruments and pairs (e.g. Indexes, Oil, Gold, etc) may have fixed Margin upon opening a position.

Other Brokers change their margin requirements for keep positions open over weekends. Traders should clarify Margin and Leverage settings for their trading account with the respective Forex Broker they opened their trading account.

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