CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 70.96% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

What is margin?

Margin can be thought of as a good faith deposit required to maintain open positions. This is not a fee or a transaction cost, it is simply a portion of your account equity set aside and allocated as a margin deposit. Margin requirements (per 1k lot for FX and 1 Contract for CFDs) are determined by taking a percentage of the notional trade size plus a small cushion. A cushion is added to help alleviate daily/weekly fluctuations.

Margin requirements may differ depending on account type and can be viewed in the dealing rates and create order windows on the trading station or by clicking here.

Up-to-date margin requirements are displayed in the "Simplified Dealing Rates" window of the Trading Platform by instrument.

You can read more about margin and how it works at https://www.fxcm.com/uk/insights/what-is-margin/. Please be advised that trading on margin carries a significant risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors.

Trading on margin can both positively and negatively affect your trading experience as both profits and losses can be dramatically amplified.