Margin and Account Leverage

What is my margin requirement?

Your margin requirement is the cash deposit that you require to maintain your existing exposure. When you place a trade you must have sufficient available equity to cover the margin costs, or requirement of that position. The margin requirement level must be maintained over and above any profit or losses on your account. 

Margin requirements vary by product and range from 0.20% to 5%. Please refer to the Markets section of our website to see the most up to date information about all our products, including margin requirements.

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How do I calculate my margin requirement?

Margin requirements are calculated per position and it is important you understand the applicable margin requirement before you execute a trade.

Margin requirements are calculated as follows:

(Lots *contract size)*margin rate = margin requirement

EURUSD:

Contract Size: 100,000

Volume: 1 lot

Price: 1.1264

Margin Rate: 0.25%

(1 lot*100,000)*0.25% = $250

USDJPY:

Contract Size: 100,000

Volume: 1 lot

Price: 103.430

Margin Rate: 0.25%

(1 lot*100,000)*0.25% = $250

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From 1 January 2017 the margin requirement on our FX products on our FX products (including Bullion) will be calculated using the base currency price rather than USD as is currently done.

The calculation will be as follows:

Lots * Contract Size (in base currency) * Margin requirement

The rate will then be converted to USD using the prevailing market rate.

For the avoidance of doubt, the base currency is the first currency appearing in any currency pair quotation.

Please see the examples below that explain the new calculation.

Example 1: Base currency is not USD

Order: Buy 1 lot NZDCAD
Base currency: NZD
Contract Size: 100 000
NZDUSD rate: 0.7088
Margin requirement (1 lot): 0.4%

1 * 100 000 NZD * 0.4% = NZD 400

Margin requirement = NZD 400 * 0.7088 = USD 283.52

Example 2: Base currency is USD

Order: Buy 1 lot USDJPY
Base currency: USD
Contract Size: 100 000
Margin requirement (1 lot): 0.25%

1 * 100 000 USD * 0.25% = USD 250

Margin requirement = USD 250

 

How do I calculate my Equity Margin Ratio (E/M) for a Margin Call?

The EM ratio is calculated as follows:

Free Equity (Cash Balance + Credit +/– Floating P&L)/Margin)*100

Floating loss is ≥ (Balance + Credit) – (liquidation level x margin)

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What happens if my margin requirement falls below the required level?

Positions will be closed automatically (liquidated) when the Equity/Margin (EM) ratio of your account reaches the predetermined liquidation level. Please refer to our Liquidation Procedures for more information.

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WILL I RECEIVE MARGIN CALL NOTIFICATIONS?

For standard accounts, you will receive a margin call email when the equity level on your account falls below 100% of the margin requirement.

However, please note that you are responsible at all times for maintaining adequate margin in your account and you should not rely solely on us to monitor your account or advise you of the requirement to deposit funds. One Financial Markets will not be held liable for losses resulting from non-receipt of margin call emails.

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What is the leverage on my account?

Account leverage is dependent on the product. Please refer to the markets page of our website to see our current leverage / margin requirements. You may reduce the leverage on your account but it cannot be increased. Please contact our dealing desk at dealers@ofmarkets.com for further assistance.

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Contracts for Difference (CFDs) and margined FX are leveraged products which carry a high degree of risk to your capital. Prices may move rapidly against you and may result in you losing more than your initial deposit. CFDs and FX may not be suitable for all investors and you should fully understand the risks involved before opening an account. Please read the Risk Warning Notice on our website.

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