Qualifying Trade Requirements

A Qualifying Trade for each market is equal to the volume stated in the following table. Any combination of opening and closing trades, in any markets, can be used to meet qualifying trade requirements. For example, opening and closing a standard lot FX trade equals 200,000 in volume. Further examples can be found below the table.


Market Volume Required Unit Type
All currency pairs (excl HKD) 200 Micro Lots


Market Volume Required Unit Type
Copper 100,000 Pounds
Palladium 200 Troy Ounces
Platinum 200 Troy Ounces
Spot Silver (all XAG pairs) 10,000 Ounces
Spot Gold (all XAU pairs) 200 Ounces


Market Volume Required Unit Type
CORN 50,000 Bushel
COTTON 350,000 Pounds
HTGOIL 100,000 Gallons
Sugar 1,500,000 Pounds
Soybean 20,000 Bushel
UKOIL 5,000 Barrel
USOIL 5,000 Barrel
Wheat 50,000 Bushel


Market Volume Required Unit Type
AUS200 50 Contract
ESTX50 50 Contract
FRA40 50 Contract
GER40 20 Contract
HK50 60 Contract
JPN225 2,000 Contract
JPN226 50 Contract
JPN227 50,000 million British Thermal Units (mmBTU)
SPX500 100 Contract
UK100 20 Contract
US30 10 Contract

Example: The example below represents a customer’s trade activity in fulfilling a 25 Qualifying Trade requirement.

Example Qualifying Trades

Market Volume Required Volume Traded Qualifying Trades Earned
EUR/USD 200,000 2,100,000 10.5
XAG/USD 10,000 160,000 16
USOIL 5,000 30,000 6
Corn 50,000 430,000 8.6
SPX500 100 440 4.4
Total Qualifying Trades Earned 26.5