Margin Requirements

Margin requirements vary by product and base account.


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 13% AUD/SGD 13% AUD/USD 4.9%
CAD/CHF 3% CAD/JPY 3% CAD/NOK 3%
CAD/PLN 10% CHF/HUF 13% CHF/JPY 6%
CHF/NOK 6% CHF/PLN 13% CNH/JPY 28%
EUR/AUD 6% EUR/CAD 3% EUR/CHF 6%
EUR/CNH 28% EUR/CZK 13% EUR/DKK 13%
EUR/GBP 6% EUR/HKD 13% EUR/HUF 13%
EUR/JPY 6% EUR/MXN 6% EUR/NOK 6%
EUR/NZD 6% EUR/PLN 13% EUR/RON 28%
EUR/RUB 28% EUR/SEK 6% EUR/SGD 13%
EUR/TRY 28% EUR/USD 4.9% EUR/ZAR 28%
GBP/AUD 6% GBP/CAD 3% GBP/CHF 6%
GBP/DKK 13% GBP/HKD 13% GBP/JPY 6%
GBP/MXN 6% GBP/NOK 6% GBP/NZD 6%
GBP/PLN 13% GBP/SEK 6% GBP/SGD 13%
GBP/USD 4.9% GBP/ZAR 28% HKD/JPY 13%
NOK/DKK 13% NOK/JPY 6% NOK/SEK 6%
NZD/CAD 3% NZD/CHF 6% NZD/JPY 6%
NZD/USD 4.9% SGD/HKD 20% SGD/JPY 13%
TRY/JPY 28% USD/CAD 1.9% USD/CHF 4.9%
USD/CNH* 26.9% USD/CZK 11.9% USD/DKK 11.9%
USD/HUF 11.9% USD/ILS 4.9% USD/JPY 4.9%
USD/MXN 4.9% USD/NOK 4.9% USD/PLN 11.9%
USD/RON 26.9% USD/RUB 26.9% USD/SEK 4.9%
USD/SGD 11.9% USD/THB 26.9% USD/TRY 26.9%
USD/HKD 11.9% USD/ZAR 26.9% 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 4.9% AUD/CHF 6% AUD/CNH 28%
AUD/JPY 6% AUD/NOK 6% AUD/NZD 6%
AUD/PLN 13% AUD/SGD 13% AUD/USD 3%
CAD/CHF 4.9% CAD/JPY 4.9% CAD/NOK 4.9%
CAD/PLN 11.9% CHF/HUF 13% CHF/JPY 6%
CHF/NOK 6% CHF/PLN 13% CNH/JPY 28%
EUR/AUD 6% EUR/CAD 4.9% EUR/CHF 6%
EUR/CNH 28% EUR/CZK 13% EUR/DKK 13%
EUR/GBP 6% EUR/HKD 13% EUR/HUF 13%
EUR/JPY 6% EUR/MXN 6.5% EUR/NOK 6%
EUR/NZD 6% EUR/PLN 13% 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 4.9% GBP/CHF 6%
GBP/DKK 13% GBP/HKD 13% GBP/JPY 6%
GBP/MXN 6.5% GBP/NOK 6% GBP/NZD 6%
GBP/PLN 13% GBP/SEK 6% GBP/SGD 13%
GBP/USD 3% GBP/ZAR 28% HKD/JPY 13%
NOK/DKK 13% NOK/JPY 6% NOK/SEK 6%
NZD/CAD 4.9% NZD/CHF 6% NZD/JPY 6%
NZD/USD 3% SGD/HKD 20% SGD/JPY 13%
TRY/JPY 28% USD/CAD 1.9% USD/CHF 3%
USD/CNH* 25% USD/CZK 10% USD/DKK 10%
USD/HUF 10% USD/ILS 3% USD/JPY 3%
USD/MXN 3.5% USD/NOK 3% USD/PLN 10%
USD/RON 25% USD/RUB 25% USD/SEK 3%
USD/SGD 10% USD/THB 25% USD/TRY 25%
USD/HKD 10% 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 5% Cotton 8% Heating OIL 7%
US Natual Gas 6.5% Soybean 6% Sugar 9%
WHEAT 8% UK CRUDE OIL 6% US CRUDE OIL 8%
Coffee 7% NY Cocoa 12% Copper 6%
PALLADIUM 9% PLATINUM 5% XAU/AUD 23%
XAU/CHF 23% XAU/EUR 23% XAU/GBP 23%
XAU/JPY 23% XAU/USD 22.5% XAG/USD 22.5%

Commodities for USD Based Accounts
Market Name MMR Market Name MMR Market Name MMR
Corn 5% Cotton 8% Heating OIL 7%
US Natual Gas 6.5% Soybean 6% Sugar 9%
WHEAT 8% UK CRUDE OIL 6% US CRUDE OIL 8%
Coffee 7% NY Cocoa 12% Copper 6%
PALLADIUM 9% PLATINUM 5% XAU/AUD 23%
XAU/CHF 23% XAU/EUR 23% XAU/GBP 23%
XAU/JPY 23% XAU/USD 22.5% XAG/USD 22.5%

Indices for CAD Based Accounts
Market Name MMR Market Name MMR Market Name MMR
Australia 200 15% EuroStoxx 50 15% France 40 15%
GERMANY 30 15% Hong Kong 50 15% Japan 225 15%
US SP 500 7% US Tech 100 10% UK 100 15%
Wall Street 6.5% China 50 15% Italy 40 15%
Netherlands 25 15% US Small Cap 2000 15% Singapore Index 15%
Spain 35 15% Switzerland 20 15%

Indices for USD Based Accounts
Market Name MMR Market Name MMR Market Name MMR
Australia 200 15% EuroStoxx 50 15% France 40 15%
GERMANY 30 15% Hong Kong 50 15% Japan 225 15%
US SP 500 7% US Tech 100 10% UK 100 15%
Wall Street 6.5% China 50 15% Italy 40 15%
Netherlands 25 15% US Small Cap 2000 15% Singapore Index 15%
Spain 35 15% Switzerland 20 15%

Equities for CAD Based and USD Based Accounts
Market Name MMR Market Name MMR Market Name MMR
58.com Inc CFD 30% Accsys Technologies CFD 50% Achaogen Inc CFD 30%
Advanced Drainage Systems CFD 30% Advanced Micro Devices CFD 30% Agios Pharmaceuticals CFD 30%
Alarm.com CFD 30% Alibaba Group Holding CFD 20% Alliance Pharma CFD 50%
Alliance Resource Partners CFD 20% Alphabet Inc A CFD 20% Altice USA CFD 30%
Altitude Group CFD 50% Amazon.com CFD 20% AMC Entertainment CFD 30%
American Eqty Invsmt Life Hldg Co CFD 30% Amigo Holdings CFD 50% Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF CFD 30%
Anglo American CFD 30% Antofagasta CFD 30% Apple Inc CFD 20%
Applied Industrial Tech CFD 30% ARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF CFD 50% ARK Web x.0 ETF CFD 30%
ARKK - ARK Innovation ETF CFD 30% Ashtead Group CFD 30% Astrazeneca Plc (LSE) CFD 30%
Asure Software CFD 30% Atara Biotherapeutics inc CFD 30% Atlassian Corp PLC CFD 30%
Avast CFD 50% Avaya Holdings Corp CFD 30% Aviva CFD 30%
BAE Systems CFD 30% Banc Of California Inc CFD 30% Bank Of America CFD 20%
Baozun Inc CFD 30% Barclays (UK) CFD 30% Barratt Developments CFD 30%
Barrick Gold Corp CFD 30% Bausch Health Cos Inc CFD 30% BBVA Banco Frances SA (ADR) CFD 30%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class A CFD 50% BHP Billiton (LSE) CFD 30% Biohaven Pharmaceutical CFD 30%
Boeing Co CFD 20% Boise Cascade Co CFD 30% BP CFD 30%
British American Tob-SP ADR CFD 20% BT Group CFD 30% BT Group PLC ADR CFD 50%
Burberry CFD 30% Canada Goose Holdings Inc CFD 30% Canopy Growth Corp (USD) CFD 30%
Capita Group CFD 30% Capitaland CFD 50% Carbonite Inc CFD 30%
Centrica CFD 30% Century Com Inc CFD 30% Chart Industries INC CFD 30%
Cheetah Mobile INC CFD 30% Commerzbank CFD 30% CommScope Holding Co Inc CFD 30%
Consol Energy Inc CFD 30% Corcept Therapeutics Inc CFD 30% CoreCivic Inc CFD 30%
Creo Medical CFD 50% Daimler AG CFD 30% DBS Group Holdings CFD 50%
Delivery Hero AG CFD 30% Descartes Systems Group Inc CFD 50% Deutsche Bank AG (EUR) CFD 30%
Dixons Carphone PLC CFD 30% Easyjet CFD 30% Empresa Distribuidora CFD 50%
Endava Plc CFD 50% Endocyte Inc CFD 30% Energen CFD 20%
Entegris Inc CFD 30% Experian plc CFD 30% Facebook CFD 30%
Fanhua Inc CFD 30% FibroGen CFD 30% Floor & Decor Holdings CFD 30%
ForeScout Technologies Inc CFD 30% Forterra PLC CFD 50% Fresnillo CFD 30%
G4S plc CFD 30% Garrett Motion Inc CFD 30% Genel Energy CFD 50%
Georgia Capital PLC CFD 50% Gilead Sciences CFD 20% Glaxosmithkline CFD 30%
Glencore PLC CFD 30% Global X Robotics Artificial Intelligence ETF CFD 20% Goldman Sachs CFD 20%
Green Dot Corp CFD 30% Green Sky Inc CFD 30% Gym Group Plc CFD 50%
Hapag Lloyd AG CFD 30% HarbourVest Global Private Equity Ltd CFD 50% Heron Therapeutics CFD 30%
HSBC Holdings (LSE) CFD 30% Hutchinson China Meditech-ADR CFD 50% IG Group Holdings CFD 50%
IntegraFin Holdings plc CFD 50% Intel Corp CFD 30% Invesco Aerospace Defense ETF CFD 50%
Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc CFD 30% iQIYI Inc CFD 30% Iridium Communications Inc CFD 30%
iShares Gold Producers UCITS ETF CFD 50% iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia ETF CFD 30% iShares TecDAX UCITS DE ETF CFD 50%
Isra Vision AG CFD 30% ITV CFD 30% Jupiter European Oppo Trust PLC CFD 50%
Kadant Inc CFD 30% Keppel Corp CFD 50% KLX Energy Services CFD 30%
Kraneshares CSI China Internet CFD 30% Las Vegas Sands CFD 30% Laureate Educ Inc CFD 30%
Legal And General CFD 30% Linde AG CFD 30% Lloyds Banking Group CFD 30%
Lonmin CFD 50% Lufthansa AG CFD 30% Marks and Spencer CFD 30%
Mastercard CFD 20% Maxwell Technologies CFD 30% Meridian Bancorp CFD 30%
Micron Tech CFD 30% Microsoft Corp CFD 20% Moelis and Company CFD 30%
MongoDB Inc CFD 30% Monsanto Company CFD 30% National Beverage Corp CFD 30%
National Grid CFD 30% Netflix CFD 30% Newmont Mining Corp (USD) CFD 20%
Next CFD 30% Nio INC CFD 30% Norbord Inc CFD 50%
Nutrien Ltd CFD 20% Nvidia Corp CFD 30% Okta Inc CFD 30%
Orbotech Ltd CFD 30% Ormat Technologies CFD 30% Overseas-Chinese Banking Corp CFD 50%
Overstock.com Inc CFD 30% Paragon AG CFD 50% Paylocity Holding Corp CFD 30%
Penumbra Inc CFD 30% Pershing Square Holdings Ltd (GBP) CFD 50% Perspecta Inc CFD 30%
Petrofac CFD 30% Pinduoduo Inc CFD 30% Piper Jaffray Companies CFD 30%
Pivotal Software CFD 30% Platform Spec Products Corp CFD 30% Premier Inc CFD 20%
Premier Oil CFD 50% ProShares Ultra Dow30 CFD 20% Proshs Ultra Shrt Rusl 2000 CFD 20%
Provident Financial CFD 50% Quilter Plc CFD 30% Randgold Resources CFD 30%
RBS Group (LSE) CFD 30% Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF CFD 30% RingCentral Inc CFD 30%
Rio Tinto (LSE) CFD 30% Rolls Royce CFD 30% Royal Dutch Shell B CFD 30%
Royal Mail CFD 30% Sabre Insurance Group PLC CFD 50% Sailpoint Tech Hldgs CFD 30%
Sainsbury CFD 30% Savannah Petroleum PLC CFD 50% Sea Ltd CFD 30%
Secure Income Reit Plc CFD 50% SendGrid Inc CFD 30% Shire plc CFD 30%
Siemens (GER) CFD 30% Sogou Inc CFD 20% SPDR Gold Trust (US) CFD 20%
Spotify Technology SA CFD 30% STAG Industrial Inc CFD 30% Standard Chartered (LSE) CFD 30%
Stitch Fix Inc CFD 30% Sumo Group PLC CFD 50% Tarsus Group plc CFD 50%
Taylor Wimpey CFD 50% Telefonica Brasil-ADR CFD 30% Telephone and Data Systems CFD 30%
Tesco CFD 30% Tesla Motors CFD 30% Tilray Inc CFD 30%
Toronto Dominion Bank CFD 20% Tritax Eurobox Plc CFD 50% Tullow Oil CFD 30%
Twitter CFD 30% Two Harbors Investment Corp CFD 20% United Overseas Bank CFD 50%
United States Oil Fund CFD 20% US Concrete Inc CFD 30% VanEck Vectors Gold Miners CFD 20%
VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners CFD 30% Versarien Plc CFD 50% Vestas Wind Systems DE CFD 50%
Visa CFD 20% Vishay Intertechnology Inc CFD 20% VIVO Energy CFD 50%
Vodafone Group (LSE) CFD 30% VOYA Finanacial CFD 30% Walt Disney Co CFD 20%
Western Digital Corp CFD 20% Wildhourse Resource Development CFD 30% Wilmar International Ltd CFD 50%
WM Morrison Supermarkets CFD 30% Wyndham Hotels & Resorts CFD 30% Wynn Resorts CFD 30%
Zscaler Inc CFD 30% ZTO Express CFD 30% Zumiez INC CFD 30%
Zuora Inc CFD 30%


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.

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