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Minimum Margin Requirement by Currency Pair

 

Currency Pair MMR Currency Pair MMR Currency Pair MMR Currency Pair MMR
EUR/USD 2% USD/CAD 2% SGD/JPY 5% XAU/USD 1%
USD/JPY 2% AUD/NZD 2% USD/SEK 2% NZD/USD 2%
USD/CHF 2% GBP/CAD 2% EUR/NOK 2% CHF/JPY 2%
EUR/GBP 2% EUR/NZD 2% EUR/DKK 2% CAD/JPY 2%
EUR/JPY 2% AUD/CHF 2% XAG/USD 1% AUD/JPY 2%
EUR/CHF 2% NZD/CAD 2% XAU/GBP 1% NZD/JPY 2%
GBP/USD 2% USD/HKD 10% XAU/CHF 1% GBP/JPY 2%
GBP/CHF 2% NZD/CHF 2% EUR/SEK 2% XAU/AUD 1%
EUR/AUD 2% CAD/CHF 2% XAU/EUR 1% USD/NOK 2%
GBP/AUD 2% USD/SGD 5% EUR/CAD 2% AUD/CAD 2%
GBP/NZD 2% AUD/USD 2% USD/DKK 2%

Spot Metals FAQs


What are the symbols for spot gold and silver?

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The symbol for spot gold is XAU/USD and silver is XAG/USD.


What are the trading hours for spot gold and silver?

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Spot gold and silver trading is available 23 hours a day from 6pm ET Sunday through 5pm ET Friday. Trading is closed from 5pm to 6pm ET daily; however, you may place new working orders, or edit and cancel existing working orders. Spot gold and silver trading also follow CME holiday closures.


What is the minimum lot size for spot gold and silver?

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The minimum lot size for gold is 1 oz. and 50 oz. for silver.


How is margin calculated for spot gold and silver?

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Normal margin on spot metals is 1:1, or 100% of the contract value.


Is there a limit to the amount of gold or silver I can hold in my account?

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The maximum position a client may hold at any given time is 3,000 oz. for spot gold and 100,000 oz. for spot silver.


Can I hold positions over the weekend and major holidays?

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Yes.


Is there an expiry date on spot gold and silver contracts?

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There is no expiry date when trading spot gold and silver. As long as you maintain the required margin, your position will remain open until you choose to close it. As with forex positions, open gold and silver positions automatically roll forward to the next day's value date following the close of NY trading at 1700 ET.