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  • Oil - 50:1
  • Bitcoin - 10:1

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Leverage

How does it work?

Leverage is one of the key components behind trading Forex. It is expressed as a ratio and works directly in hand with the margin which is set by FP Markets. FP Markets’ standard leverage on accounts is 100:1 and therefore if you opt to have greater leverage e.g. 200:1 the margin required to open and hold a Margin FX contract drops (in this case by half). For this reason margin based trading can be an attractive tool for clients to gain greater exposure to the Forex market. Of course in additional to greater profit potential, you will also face the risk of losing more so it is important to assess your personal risk appetite.

At FP Markets we have specific leverage bands in place to assist in determining the leverage a client is allowed on their trading account. The below table is there to guide you on


See an example of

how Leverage works

Example: Trader A - 10k

Example: Trader A

Example: Trader A has $5000 USD – If Trader A has an account leverage of 10:1 and they wish to use $1000 on one trade as margin, they will have exposure of $10,000 in base currency ($1000) = 10 x $1000 = $10,000 (trade value).

Example: Trader B - 100k

Example: Trader B

Example: Trader B has $5000 USD – If Trader B has an account leverage of 100:1 and they wish to use $1000 on one trade as margin, they will have exposure of $100,000 in base currency ($1000) = 100 x $1000 = $100,000 (trade value).


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MT4 Leverage Conditions

Leverage Minimum Deposit Maximum Equity Balance
500 : 1 $500 $10,000
400 : 1 $500 $25,000
300 : 1 $500 $50,000
200 : 1 $500 $100,000
100 : 1 $200 $100,000+
50 : 1 $200 $100,000+
25 : 1 $200 $100,000+
1 : 1 $200 $100,000+

How to check your

leverage in MT4

To check what leverage you are currently permitted simply go the navigator and click on ‘Accounts’ and then hover over your account number. You should then see the image below which shows your leverage and base currency.

Leverage

MT4 Maximum

Leverage by Product

Product Maximum Leverage
FX 1:500
Precious Metal 1:500
Index (excluding China50) 1:100
Oil 1:100
China50 1:50
Bitcoin 1:10

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GER30 11592.95 Buy11595.35Sell
AUS200 5833.00 Buy5834.30Sell
XAUUSD 1228.40 Buy1228.55Sell
XAGUSD 14.7340 Buy14.7480Sell
WTI 71.41 Buy71.46Sell
Bitcoin 6349.86 Buy6411.86Sell
US500 2760.38 Buy2761.18Sell
DJ30 24283.60 Buy24289.40Sell
NAS100 6774.80 Buy6776.90Sell
CHINA50 10999.00 Buy11013.00Sell
UK100 7024.45 Buy7025.45Sell
GER30 11592.95 Buy11595.35Sell
JP225 22237.95 Buy22249.05Sell
EURUSD 1.15891 Buy1.15892Sell
GBPUSD 1.31487 Buy1.31490Sell
USDJPY 111.780 Buy111.782Sell
USDCHF 0.98752 Buy0.98757Sell
AUDUSD 0.71440 Buy0.71441Sell
NZDUSD 0.65532 Buy0.65538Sell

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