Margin and Leverage at Trading.com
Trade with leverage ranging from 1:1 - 30:1.
1:1 up to 30:1
depending on instrument
Real-time risk exposure
No changes in margin
overnight or at weekends
Margin – What you need to know
Margin is expressed as the percentage of the full amount of the position. For example, if the margin requirement is 10% (i.e. leverage of 1:10) and you open a position of $10,000, the amount you will need to deposit is $1000.
The amount of money available in your account to open new positions with is the free margin. For example, if your equity (total amount of money in your trading account, incl. profits and losses) is $11,000, and your open positions require $1,000 (called used margin), you will have $10,000 at your disposal for opening new positions.
Leverage – What you need to know
Leverage goes hand in hand with margin: To trade with leverage, first of all you need to have an initial margin (i.e. minimum deposit) in your trading account. Leverage then allows you to trade larger positions than the amount of your initial margin.
The leverage at Trading.com ranges from a ratio of 1:1 to 30:1. For example, if you have $1,000 in your trading account and you wish to use $500 of it to open a position on the EUR/USD currency pair, your leverage ratio will be 30:1. This means that you would be able to hold a position worth $15,000.
The stop-out level refers to the equity level at which your open positions get automatically closed. For Trading.com trading accounts held by retail clients the stop-out level is 50% of the margin requirements of your open positions.