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.

Currencies

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

Metals

Market Volume Required Unit Type
Copper 100,000 Pounds
Palladium 200 Troy Ounces
Platinum 400 Troy Ounces
Spot Silver (all XAG pairs) 15,000 Ounces
Spot Gold (all XAU pairs) 200 Ounces

Commodities

Market Volume Required Unit Type
CORN 60,000 Bushel
COTTON 350,000 Pounds
HTGOIL 100,000 Gallons
Sugar 1,500,000 Pounds
Soybean 20,000 Bushel
UKOIL 4,000 Barrel
USOIL 4,000 Barrel
Wheat 50,000 Bushel
Coffee 150,000 Pounds
Cocoa 150 Metric Tons
Natural Gas 40,000 million British Thermal Units (mmBTU)

Indices

Market Volume Required Unit Type
AUS200 3 Contract
ESTX50 8 Contract
FRA40 5 Contract
GER40 1 Contract
HK50 3 Contract
JPN225 2 Contract
SPX500 2 Contract
UK100 4 Contract
US30 2 Contract
US Tech 100 1.5 Contract
China 50 30 Contract
Netherlands 25 5 Contract
Singapore Index 15 Contract
Spain 35 4 Contract
Switzerland 20 3 Contract
US Small Cap 2000 4 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 15,000 240,000 16
USOIL 4,000 30,000 6
Corn 60,000 516,000 8.6
SPX500 2 8.8 4.4
Total Qualifying Trades Earned 26.5