Leverage Types

Account Leverage


 

Each trading account has certain leverage defined at the time of creation. However, when entering a trade, the actual leverage may differ because the different symbols can have different leverages.

For example, while the most at the time you can get 1:500 leverage for major currency pairs, the brokers offer much lower leverage for highly volatile pairs, stocks, precious metal and cryptocurrencies (1:10 - 1:50). 

In such cases, account leverage is treated as an upper limit.

If the symbol's leverage is smaller than account leverage, then the symbol’s leverage will be applied, if the symbol's leverage is bigger - the account leverage prevails.

Different volumes of the same symbol can have different leverages depending on the volume

Forex
Metals
Crypto
Energies
Indices
Stocks CFD

Forex Majors Leverage Tiers

Equity (USD) Leverage
0 499.99 2,000
500 4,999.99 1,000
5,000 19,999.99​ 500
20,000 99,999.99​ 200
100,000 Unlimited 100

Forex Minors Leverage Tiers

Equity (USD) Leverage
0 499.99 2,000
500 4,999.99 1,000
5,000 19,999.99​ 500
20,000 99,999.99​ 200
100,000 Unlimited 100

Forex Exotic Leverage Tiers

Equity (USD) Leverage
Any amount 200

FX pairs
Margin Requirement =
Lot Volume x Contract Size / Leverage x Margin

Metals
Margin Requirement =
Lot Volume x Contract Size x Market Price /Leverage x Margin Percentage / 100

Cryptocurrencies CFD, Energies CFD, Stock CFD, Index Future CFDs
Margin Requirement =
Lot Volume x Contract Size x Market Price x MarginPercentage / 100

Contract size & margin percentage for each instrument can be seen on MT4 market watch specification

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