Margin Requirements

Margin requirements vary by currency pair.
Currency Pair MMR Currency Pair MMR Currency Pair MMR
AUD/CAD 3% AUD/CHF 3% AUD/JPY 4%
AUD/NZD 3% AUD/USD 3% CAD/CHF 3%
CAD/JPY 4% CHF/JPY 4% EUR/AUD 3%
EUR/CAD 2% EUR/CHF 3% EUR/CZK 10%
EUR/DKK 10% EUR/GBP 5% EUR/HUF 5%
EUR/JPY 4% EUR/NOK 3% EUR/NZD 3%
EUR/PLN 5% EUR/SEK 3% EUR/TRY 5%
EUR/USD 2% GBP/AUD 5% GBP/CAD 5%
GBP/CHF 5% GBP/JPY 5% GBP/NZD 5%
GBP/USD 5% NZD/CAD 3% NZD/CHF 3%
NZD/JPY 4% NZD/USD 3% SGD/JPY 5%
USD/CAD 2% USD/CHF 3% USD/CZK 10%
USD/CNH 10% USD/DKK 10% USD/HKD* 10%
USD/HUF 5% USD/JPY 4% USD/MXN 8%
USD/NOK 3% USD/PLN 5% USD/RUB 20%
USD/SEK 3% USD/SGD 5% USD/TRY 5%
USD/ZAR 5% ZAR/JPY 5% XAU/USD* 100%
XAG/USD* 100%
*Not available on MetaTrader

Open positions are required to be fully margined at all times. FOREX.com does not engage in margin calls; you are responsible for monitoring your account and maintaining 100% of required margin at all times to support your open positions. To help limit your trading losses and ensure that your losses never exceed your account balance, our systems monitor your margin in near real-time and will automatically close out your open positions if your account equity falls below the 100% margin requirement. While our 100% margin requirement and near real-time margin system is designed to limit your trading losses and help ensure that total losses never exceed your total account balance, you do risk incurring losses greater than your account balance, especially during periods of extreme market volatility. While it is not FOREX.com’s policy to hold clients responsible for modest negative balances, we do reserve the right to hold clients responsible for large debit balances and when special circumstances apply. For this reason, we strongly encourage you to manage your use of leverage carefully. Increasing leverage increases risk.

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.

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 FOREX.com’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.