Margin Requirements

Please review this page to learn about Forex and CFD Margin Requirements.

  • Customer must maintain the Minimum Margin Requirement on their Open Positions at all times.

  • Markets.com has the right to liquidate any or all Open Positions whenever the Minimum Margin Requirement is not maintained.

  • Margin requirements are subject to change at any time. In order to prevent any confusion, Markets.com, at its best effort, will inform customers about any projected changes on Margin Requirements by email and via the messaging system of the trading platform at least a week before changes are implemented.

Margin Requirement Levels

Margin requirements are calculated by dividing the true dollar value of a position by the maximum leverage allowed for that trading instrument.

Example A:

35,000 EURUSD position at 1.4000

35,000 x 1.4000 (dollar value of 1 Euro)/200(maximum leverage) = $245

 

Example B:

What is the margin requirement of 1,400,000 USD/JPY position?

Answer:

1,400,000 has a 0.5% margin requirement (200:1 leverage) which equals: $7,000

Margin Calls
  • Customers will be warned by the trading platform, at 100% margin level, that they are getting close to automatic liquidation. Customers will only get an automatic margin call notification if they are logged into their trading platform. Therefore, customers are advised to log into their trading platform on a regular basis to ensure they monitor their Equity and any relevant notifications accordingly. Markets.com may also alert Customers by phone-call and/or by email that they are getting close to automatic trade liquidation of their positions. The Customer will be advised to deposit additional funds into their account or instructed to reduce/close out current open positions.
  • Customers are also warned that the moment their margin level falls below 20%, the platform will automatically liquidate their positions. This will be done without further reference to the Customer. Once an account reaches a Margin Call warning level, it is possible that the margin level could increase above 100%. Should this happen the Margin Call process will reset. If the Margin Call Warning levels are reached again, the Margin Call process will start again. Closure of positions will be done on the basis of best execution prices available to Markets.com at that time.
  • Customers are responsible for placing their own Stop Loss Orders to minimize losses.
  • In addition, Markets.com may, from time to time and at our best effort, contact Customer and request that Customer deposit additional Collateral to secure Customer’s obligations to Markets.com. Any call for additional margin shall not be deemed precedent for future calls nor future waiver of liquidation rights by Markets.com.
HIGH RISK INVESTMENT WARNING: Trading Foreign Exchange (Forex) and Contracts for Differences (CFD’s) is highly speculative, carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. You may sustain a loss of some or all of your invested capital, therefore, you should not speculate with capital that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with trading on margin. Please click here to read full risk warning. Markets.com is a trading name of Safecap Investments Ltd, a Financial Services Company authorized and regulated by the Cyprus Securities Exchange Commission (CySEC) under license no. 092/08. Safecap Investments Ltd is located at Treppides Tower, 6th Floor Kafkasou 9, Aglantzia P.O.Box 26522 CY2112, Nicosia, Cyprus.
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HIGH RISK INVESTMENT WARNING: Trading Foreign Exchange (Forex) and Contracts for Differences (CFD’s) is highly speculative, carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. You may sustain a loss of some or all of your invested capital, therefore, you should not speculate with capital that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with trading on margin. Please click here to read full risk warning. is powered by HighMoon International Inc., a Belize limited liability company licensed by the International Financial Services Commission (IFSC) with license no. IFSC/60/298/TS/14 whose registered office is at No.35 New Road, P.O. Box 1708, Belize City, Belize, C.A.
Restricted Jurisdictions: We do not establish accounts to residents of certain jurisdictions including Canada and USA. For further details please see Terms & Conditions.
RISK WARNING: Trading Foreign Exchange (Forex) and Contracts for Differences (CFD’s) on margin is highly speculative, carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Before deciding to trade FX/CFDs offered by Markets.com you should carefully consider your objectives, financial situation, needs and level of experience. By trading, you may sustain a loss of some or all of your invested capital. You should be aware of all the risks associated with trading on margin and read and consider the Financial Services Guide, Product Disclosure Statement (Forex and CFDs), Terms and Conditions and General Disclaimer. STA Global Investments Pty Ltd, trading as Markets.com is a fully licensed Australian based company (ACN 158 641 064) Australian Financial Services License (number 424008).
Restricted Jurisdictions: We do not establish accounts to residents of certain jurisdictions including Canada and USA. For further details please see Terms & Conditions.