Margin Requirements

Margin requirements vary by product.
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View Margins for Different Account Types & Markets:

FX Products for CAD Based Accounts

Currency Pair MMR Currency Pair MMR Currency Pair MMR
AUD/CAD 3% AUD/CHF 6% AUD/CNH 28%
AUD/JPY 6% AUD/NOK 6% AUD/NZD 6%
AUD/PLN 28% AUD/SGD 13% AUD/USD 4.70%
CAD/CHF 3% CAD/JPY 3% CAD/NOK 3%
CAD/PLN 25% CHF/HUF 28% CHF/JPY 6%
CHF/NOK 6% CHF/PLN 28% CNH/JPY 28%
EUR/AUD 6% EUR/CAD 3% EUR/CHF 6%
EUR/CNH 28% EUR/CZK 28% EUR/DKK 28%
EUR/GBP 6% EUR/HKD** 20% EUR/HUF 28%
EUR/JPY 6% EUR/MXN 6% EUR/NOK 6%
EUR/NZD 6% EUR/PLN 28% EUR/RON 28%
EUR/RUB 28% EUR/SEK 6% EUR/SGD 13%
EUR/TRY 28% EUR/USD 4.70% EUR/ZAR 28%
GBP/AUD 6% GBP/CAD 3% GBP/CHF 6%
GBP/DKK 28% GBP/HKD** 20% GBP/JPY 6%
GBP/MXN 6% GBP/NOK 6% GBP/NZD 6%
GBP/PLN 28% GBP/SEK 6% GBP/SGD 13%
GBP/USD 4.70% GBP/ZAR 28% HKD/JPY** 20%
NOK/DKK 28% NOK/JPY 6% NOK/SEK 6%
NZD/CAD 3% NZD/CHF 6% NZD/JPY 6%
NZD/USD 4.70% SGD/HKD** 20% SGD/JPY 13%
TRY/JPY 28% USD/CAD 1.70% USD/CHF 4.70%
USD/CNH* 26.7% USD/CZK 26.7% USD/DKK 26.7%
USD/HUF 26.7% USD/ILS 26.7% USD/JPY 4.70%
USD/MXN 4.70% USD/NOK 4.70% USD/PLN 26.7%
USD/RON 26.7% USD/RUB 26.7% USD/SEK 4.70%
USD/SGD 11.7% USD/THB 26.7% USD/TRY 26.7%
USD/HKD** 20% USD/ZAR 27.4% ZAR/JPY 28%
*Variable by volume over $1M

FX Products for USD Based Accounts

Currency Pair MMR Currency Pair MMR Currency Pair MMR
AUD/CAD 4.70% AUD/CHF 6% AUD/CNH 28%
AUD/JPY 6% AUD/NOK 6.60% AUD/NZD 6%
AUD/PLN 28% AUD/SGD 13% AUD/USD 3%
CAD/CHF 4.70% CAD/JPY 4.70% CAD/NOK 5.10%
CAD/PLN 26.7% CHF/HUF 28% CHF/JPY 6%
CHF/NOK 6.60% CHF/PLN 28% CNH/JPY 28%
EUR/AUD 6% EUR/CAD 4.70% EUR/CHF 6%
EUR/CNH 28% EUR/CZK 28% EUR/DKK 28%
EUR/GBP 6% EUR/HKD** 20% EUR/HUF 28%
EUR/JPY 6% EUR/MXN 7.70% EUR/NOK 6.60%
EUR/NZD 6% EUR/PLN 28% EUR/RON 28%
EUR/RUB 28% EUR/SEK 6% EUR/SGD 13%
EUR/TRY 28% EUR/USD 3% EUR/ZAR 28%
GBP/AUD 6% GBP/CAD 4.70% GBP/CHF 6%
GBP/DKK 28% GBP/HKD** 20% GBP/JPY 6%
GBP/MXN 7.70% GBP/NOK 6.60% GBP/NZD 6%
GBP/PLN 28% GBP/SEK 6% GBP/SGD 13%
GBP/USD 3% GBP/ZAR 28% HKD/JPY** 20%
NOK/DKK 28.6% NOK/JPY 6.60% NOK/SEK 6.60%
NZD/CAD 4.70% NZD/CHF 6% NZD/JPY 6%
NZD/USD 3% SGD/HKD** 20% SGD/JPY 13%
TRY/JPY 28% USD/CAD 1.70% USD/CHF 3%
USD/CNH* 25% USD/CZK 25% USD/DKK 25%
USD/HUF 25% USD/ILS 25% USD/JPY 3%
USD/MXN 4.70% USD/NOK 3.60% USD/PLN 25%
USD/RON 25% USD/RUB 25% USD/SEK 3%
USD/SGD 10% USD/THB 25% USD/TRY 25%
USD/HKD** 20% USD/ZAR 25% ZAR/JPY 28%
*Variable by volume over $1M

Commodities for CAD Based Accounts

Market Name MMR Market Name MMR Market Name MMR
Corn 11% Cotton 11% Heating OIL 10%
US Natural Gas 28% Soybean 7.50% Sugar 8.50%
WHEAT 14% UK CRUDE OIL 10.5% US CRUDE OIL 11%
Coffee 10% NY Cocoa 6% Copper 8%
PALLADIUM 16.50% PLATINUM 9% XAU/AUD 23%
XAU/CHF 23% XAU/EUR 23% XAU/GBP 23%
XAU/JPY 23% XAU/USD 21.7% XAG/USD 21.7%

Commodities for USD Based Accounts

Market Name MMR Market Name MMR Market Name MMR
Corn 11% Cotton 11% Heating OIL 10%
US Natural Gas 28% Soybean 7.50% Sugar 8.50%
WHEAT 14% UK CRUDE OIL 10.5% US CRUDE OIL 11%
Coffee 10% NY Cocoa 6% Copper 8%
PALLADIUM 16.50% PLATINUM 9% XAU/AUD 23%
XAU/CHF 23% XAU/EUR 23% XAU/GBP 23%
XAU/JPY 23% XAU/USD 20% XAG/USD 20%

Indices for CAD / USD Based Accounts

Market Name MMR Market Name MMR Market Name MMR
Australia 200 15% CBOE UK250 15% China 50 15%
EuroStocks 50 15% France 40 15% GERMANY 40 15%
Hong Kong 50 15% Italy 40 15% Japan 225 15%
Netherlands 25 15% Singapore Index 15% Spain 35 15%
Switzerland 20 15% UK 100 15% US Small Cap 2000 15%
US SP 500 10% US Tech 100 10% Wall Street 10%

Stocks for CAD / USD Based Accounts

Market Name Spread Commission per trade CAD Margin From
US Stocks Market $0 30%
UK Stocks Market $0 30%
EU Stocks Market $0 30%

**MMR on MetaTrader could be higher. Tiered margining is in place for larger position sizes on FOREX.com trading platforms, please refer to Market Information in the trading platform for more information.

Open positions are required to be fully margined at all times. There are no margin calls in forex trading. If a customer’s account balance falls below required 100% maintenance margin, all open positions are subject to automatic liquidation. Liquidations are handled in the following manner: the net open position with the greatest unrealized loss is closed first, followed by the next largest losing position and so on, until the maintenance margin requirement is satisfied or exceeded. Depending on the size and unrealized P&L of the open positions, customers risk having ALL open positions liquidated in order to meet the minimum margin requirement and incurring losses greater than the initial required margin.

To minimize the risk of liquidation, you should make sure your account is funded in excess of your required margin and that you actively manage your positions using limit and stop orders.

Margin requirements are subject to change without notice, at the sole discretion of FOREX.com.

Please note that very large individual positions are subject to additional margin. This will typically apply to positions of $50m or more on currency pairs, indices and major commodities, and positions of $2.5m or more on minor commodities.

Should you have a position that is subject to an additional margin requirement we will contact you to make arrangements to cover it. This increased margin requirement will continue to apply at Gain’s discretion, until the position size decreases and remains materially below the threshold for a sustained period. Partially closing the position will not automatically reduce your margin requirement.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: You can now trade commission free stock CFDs through December 31, 2023. We will waive any applicable commissions on stock CFD trades placed during this time period. After that, our reduced commissions as listed in the commission table above will be in effect going forward.

If you have any questions about margin on large positions please contact us.