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Margin Requirements

Why trade on margin?

Trading on Margin (Trading with Leverage) is a common attraction of the forex market. It allows you to open trades that are larger than the capital…

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…

Why does FXCM encourage lower leverage?

When you use excessive leverage, a few losing trades can quickly offset many winning trades. To clearly see how this can happen, consider the following…

What are the forex margin requirements for FXCM?

Forex margin requirements at FXCM vary depending on account type. Up-to-date requirements are displayed in the “Simplified Dealing Rates”…

Where can I view FXCM's up-to-date margin requirements?

You can view up-to-date margin requirements listed by currency pair in the MMR column of the "Simple Dealing Rates" window within the platform.…

What are the CFD margin requirements for FXCM?

FXCM CFD margin rates for each instrument are displayed in the dealing rates window on the Trading Station and in the Product Guide. …