Please be informed of the changes to the margin requirements for CFD instruments (Metals, Indices, Commodities, Bonds, Cryptopairs, Portfolios and Equities) that will come into effect from October 1, 2018. The changes will apply to all locked positions (positions of equal volume for the same instrument opened in a different direction), as well as partially locked positions.
The new margin requirement for CFD instruments will be now 50% of the nominal margin for the hedged volume, however, we still won’t charge margin for the opening of the opposite position of the same volume on one financial instrument. According to the previous 0% margin requirement, the opening of the opposite position completely nullified the margin of the aggregate position.
This decision was made due to the changes in market conditions and liquidity providers’ terms of service.
The above mentioned changes will affect both existing and new positions on all types of accounts in the MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 trading platforms.
Please take this information into your consideration and, if necessary, take appropriate measures to ensure the necessary margin level on your locked positions, if any, according to the new margin requirements.