Leverage and Margin Requirements

Leverage and Margin Requirements

On this page, you will find the margin requirements for 4xincome. When trading, you must maintain a certain level of funds in your account (the necessary margin), also known as a good faith deposit. Calculating and understanding your necessary margin requirements beforehand allows you to apply good risk management and avoid any unnecessary margin calls resulting in the closing of a position due to not enough margin in your account. Margin requirements on demo accounts are equivalent to those on corresponding live accounts.

On Standard, ECN, ECN Zero Trading Accounts

Notional value (USD) Notional value (EUR) Notional value (GBP) Notional Value (NGN) Leverage Offered 12 Floating Margin, %
0 – 200 000 0 – 180 000 0 – 150 000 0 – 63 000 000 1:1000 0.1
200 000 – 2 000 000 180 000 – 1 800 000 150 000 – 1 500 000 63 000 000 – 630 000 000 1:500 0.2
2 000 000 – 6 000 000 1 800 000 – 5 300 000 1 500 000 – 4 600 000 630 000 000 – 1 890 000 000 1:200 0.5
6 000 000 – 8 000 000 5 300 000 – 7 000 000 4 600 000 – 6 100 000 1 890 000 000 – 2 520 000 000 1:100 1
More than 8 000 000 More than 7 000 000 More than 6 100 000 More than 2 520 000 000 1:25 4
Notional value (USD) Notional value (EUR) Notional value (GBP) Notional Value (NGN) Leverage Offered 12 Floating Margin, %
0 – 500 000 0 – 440 000 0 – 380 000 0 – 157 500 000 1:500 0.2
500 000 – 1 000 000 440 000 – 900 000 380 000 – 760 000 157 500 000 – 315 000 000 1:200 0.5
1 000 000 – 5 000 000 900 000 – 4 400 000 760 000 – 3 800 000 315 000 000 – 1 575 000 000 1:100 1
More than 5 000 000 More than 4 400 000 More than 3 800 000 More than 1 575 000 000 1:25 4

* NOK and SEK pairs are provided with a maximum leverage of 1:50 for volumes with a notional value of up to 5,000,000 / 4,000,000 / 3,300,000 / 1,575,000,000 USD/ EUR/ GBP/ NGN. For volumes above 5,000,000 / 4,000,000 / 3,300,000 / 1,575,000,000 USD / EUR/ GBP/ NGN, the leverage for NOK and SEK pairs is fixed at 1:25.

* HKD pairs are provided with a maximum leverage of 1:25 for volumes with a notional value of up to 500,000 / 400,000 / 330,000 / 157,500,000 USD/EUR/GBP / NGN. For volumes above 500,000 / 400,000 / 330,000 / 157,500,000 USD/EUR/GBP NGN, the leverage for HKD pairs is fixed at 1:10.

*Please note that TRY, CZK and ZAR pairs have a fixed leverage of 1:25.

Notional value (USD) Notional value (EUR) Notional value (GBP) Notional Value (NGN) Leverage Offered 12 Floating Margin, %
0 – 300 000 0 – 270 000 0 – 230 000 0 – 94 500 000 1:200 0.5
300 000 – 3 000 000 270 000 – 2 700 000 230 000 – 2 300 000 94 500 000 – 945 000 000 1:100 1
More than 3 000 000 More than 2 700 000 More than 2 300 000 More than 945 000 000 1:25 4

* NOK and SEK pairs are provided with a maximum leverage of 1:50 for volumes with a notional value of up to 5,000,000 / 4,000,000 / 3,300,000 / 1,575,000,000 USD/ EUR/ GBP/ NGN. For volumes above 5,000,000 / 4,000,000 / 3,300,000 / 1,575,000,000 USD / EUR/ GBP/ NGN, the leverage for NOK and SEK pairs is fixed at 1:25.

* HKD pairs are provided with a maximum leverage of 1:25 for volumes with a notional value of up to 500,000 / 400,000 / 330,000 / 157,500,000 USD/EUR/GBP / NGN. For volumes above 500,000 / 400,000 / 330,000 / 157,500,000 USD/EUR/GBP NGN, the leverage for HKD pairs is fixed at 1:10.

*Please note that TRY, CZK and ZAR pairs have a fixed leverage of 1:25.

Please note that the leverage offered for EURCNH and USDCNH currency pairs is outlined in the table below:

Notional value (USD) Notional value (EUR) Notional value (GBP) Notional value (NGN) Leverage Offered 12 Floating Margin, %
0 – 2 000 000 0 – 1 600 000 0 – 1 300 000 0 – 630 000 000 1:50 2
2 000 000 – 4 000 000 1 600 000 – 3 200 000 1 300 000 – 2 700 000 630 000 000 – 1 260 000 000 1:25 4
More than 4 000 000 More than 3 200 000 More than 2 700 000 More than 1 260 000 000 1:10 10
Notional value (USD) Notional value (EUR) Notional value (GBP) Notional Value (NGN) Leverage Offered 12 Floating Margin, %
0 – 400 000 0 – 350 000 0 – 300 000 0 – 126 000 000 1:500 0.2
400 000  – 700 000 350 000 – 600 000 300 000 – 500 000 126 000 000 – 220 500 000 1:200 0.5
700 000 – 1 000 000 600 000 – 900 000 500 000 – 750 000 220 500 000 – 315 000 000 1:100 1
1 000 000  – 4 000 000 900 000 – 3 500 000 750 000 – 3 000 000 315 000 000 – 1 260 000 000 1:50 2
More than 4 000 000 More than 3 500 000 More than 3 000 000 More than 1 260 000 000 1:25 4
Notional value (USD) Notional value (EUR) Notional value (GBP) Notional Value (NGN) Leverage Offered 12 Floating Margin, %
0 – 4 000 0 – 3 330 0 – 2 960 0 – 1 440 000 1:10 10
4 000 – 8 000 3 330 – 6 660 2 960 – 5 930 1 440 000 – 2 880 000 1:5 20
8 000 – 13 300 6 660 – 11 100 5 930 – 9 880 2 880 000 – 4 800 000 1:3 33
13 330 – 20 000 11 100 – 16 670 9 880 – 14 815 4 800 000 – 7 200 000 1:2 50
More than 20 000 – 40 000 More than More than 16,670 More than More than 14 815 More than More than 7 200 000 1:1 100
Notional value (USD) Notional value (EUR) Notional value (GBP) Notional Value (NGN) Leverage Offered 12 Floating Margin, %
0 – 130 0 – 110 0 – 95 0 – 46 800 1:10 10
130 – 260 110 – 220 95 – 195 46 800 – 93600 1:5 20
260 – 430 220 – 360 195 – 320 93 600 – 156 000 1:3 33
430 – 650 360 – 540 320 – 480 156 000 – 234 000 1:2 50
More than 650 – 1300 More than More than 540 More than More than 480 More than More than 234 000 1:1 100
Notional value (USD) Notional value (EUR) Notional value (GBP) Notional Value (NGN) Leverage Offered 12 Floating Margin, %
0 – 50 0 – 40 0 – 35 0 – 18 000 1:10 10
50 – 100 40 – 80 35 – 75 18 000 – 36 000 1:5 20
100 – 165 80 – 140 75 – 125 36 000 – 60 000 1:3 33
165 – 250 140 – 210 125 – 185 60 000 – 90 000 1:2 50
More than 250 – 500 More than More than 210 More than More than 185 More than More than 90 000 1:1 100

On 4xincome PRO Trading Accounts

Notional value (USD) Notional value (EUR) Notional value (GBP) Notional value (NGN) Leverage Offered 12 Floating Margin, %
0 – 5 000 000 0 – 4 000 000 0 – 3 300 000 0 – 1 575 000 000 1:200 0.5
5 000 000 – 20 000 000 4 000 000 – 15 500 000 3 300 000 – 13 300 000 1 575 000 000 – 6 300 000 000 1:100 1
20 000 000 – 25 000 000 15 500 000 – 19 500 000 13 300 000 – 16 700 000 6 300 000 000 – 7 875 000 000 1:50 2
More than 25 000 000 More than 19 500 000 More than 16 700 000 More than 7 875 000 000 1:25 4

Please Note:

  1. If positions are opened, closed, or modified on forex currency pairs on a Standard.MT4 or Cent.MT4 account in the hour before the trading session ends on Friday, the leverage will be fixed at 1:100. Before the beginning of the next trading session, the leverage will be reset based on the total volume of open positions on the account.

Trading leveraged products has the potential to increase losses as well as profits. Click here to read more and please trade carefully.

Notional value (USD) Notional value (EUR) Notional value (GBP) Notional value (NGN) Leverage Offered 12 Floating Margin, %
0 – 3 000 000 0 – 2 700 000 0 – 2 000 000 0 – 945 000 000 1:200 0.5
3 000 000 – 15 000 000 2 700 000 – 11 600 000 2 000 000 – 10 000 000 945 000 000 – 4 725 000 000 1:100 1
15 000 000 – 20 000 000 11 600 000 – 15 500 000 10 000 000 – 13 300 000 4 725 000 000 – 6 300 000 000 1:50 2
More than 20 000 000 More than 15 500 000 More than 13 300 000 More than 6 300 000 000 1:25 4

* NOK and SEK pairs are provided with a maximum leverage of 1:50 for volumes with a notional value of up to 5,000,000 / 4,000,000 / 3,300,000 / 1,575,000,000 USD/ EUR/ GBP/ NGN. For volumes above 5,000,000 / 4,000,000 / 3,300,000 / 1,575,000,000 USD / EUR/ GBP/ NGN, the leverage for NOK and SEK pairs is fixed at 1:25.

* HKD pairs are provided with a maximum leverage of 1:25 for volumes with a notional value of up to 500,000 / 400,000 / 330,000 / 157,500,000 USD/EUR/GBP / NGN. For volumes above 500,000 / 400,000 / 330,000 / 157,500,000 USD/EUR/GBP NGN, the leverage for HKD pairs is fixed at 1:10.

*Please note that TRY, CZK and ZAR pairs have a fixed leverage of 1:25.

Please Note:

  1. If positions are opened, closed, or modified on forex currency pairs on a Standard.MT4 or Cent.MT4 account in the hour before the trading session ends on Friday, the leverage will be fixed at 1:100. Before the beginning of the next trading session, the leverage will be reset based on the total volume of open positions on the account.

Trading leveraged products has the potential to increase losses as well as profits. Click here to read more and please trade carefully.

Notional value (USD) Notional value (EUR) Notional value (GBP) Notional value (NGN) Leverage Offered 12 Floating Margin, %
0 – 3 000 000 0 – 2 700 000 0 – 2 000 000 0 – 945 000 000 1:100 1
3 000 000 – 7 000 000 2 700 000 – 5 400 000 2 000 000 – 4 700 000 945 000 000 – 2 205 000 000 1:50 2
More than 7 000 000 More than 5 400 000 More than 4 700 000 More than 2 205 000 000 1:25 4

* NOK and SEK pairs are provided with a maximum leverage of 1:50 for volumes with a notional value of up to 5,000,000 / 4,000,000 / 3,300,000 / 1,575,000,000 USD/ EUR/ GBP/ NGN. For volumes above 5,000,000 / 4,000,000 / 3,300,000 / 1,575,000,000 USD / EUR/ GBP/ NGN, the leverage for NOK and SEK pairs is fixed at 1:25.

* HKD pairs are provided with a maximum leverage of 1:25 for volumes with a notional value of up to 500,000 / 400,000 / 330,000 / 157,500,000 USD/EUR/GBP / NGN. For volumes above 500,000 / 400,000 / 330,000 / 157,500,000 USD/EUR/GBP NGN, the leverage for HKD pairs is fixed at 1:10.

*Please note that TRY, CZK and ZAR pairs have a fixed leverage of 1:25.

Please Note:

  1. If positions are opened, closed, or modified on forex currency pairs on a Standard.MT4 or Cent.MT4 account in the hour before the trading session ends on Friday, the leverage will be fixed at 1:100. Before the beginning of the next trading session, the leverage will be reset based on the total volume of open positions on the account.

Trading leveraged products has the potential to increase losses as well as profits. Click here to read more and please trade carefully.

Notional value (USD) Notional value (EUR) Notional value (GBP) Notional value (NGN) Leverage Offered 12 Floating Margin, %
0 – 2 500 000 0 – 2 000 000 0 – 1 700 000 0 – 787 500 000 1:200 0.5
2 500 000 – 5 000 000 2 000 000 – 4 000 000 1 700 000 – 3 300 000 787 500 000 – 1 575 000 000 1:100 1
5 000 000 – 10 000 000 4 000 000 – 7 700 000 3 300 000 – 6 700 000 1 575 000 000 – 3 150 000 000 1:50 2
More than 10 000 000 More than 7 700 000 More than 6 700 000 More than 3 150 000 000 1:25 4

Please Note:

  1. If positions are opened, closed, or modified on forex currency pairs on a Standard.MT4 or Cent.MT4 account in the hour before the trading session ends on Friday, the leverage will be fixed at 1:100. Before the beginning of the next trading session, the leverage will be reset based on the total volume of open positions on the account.

Trading leveraged products has the potential to increase losses as well as profits. Click here to read more and please trade carefully.

Calculating Forex Margin Requirements with Flexible Leverage

FOR STANDARD/ECN/MT5 ACCOUNTS

Step 1

Assume you open Position #1 Buy 1 lots GBPUSD 1.4584 for a USD Denominated Account.

The notional value is: 1 * 100 000 * 1.4584 = 145 840 USD. Since the notional value of 145 840 USD is not above 200 000 USD, the Leverage offered is 1:1000.

Margin is: 145 840 / 1000 = 145.84 USD.

Step 2

You open position # 2 Buy 5 lots EURUSD 1.3175.

The notional value is: 5 * 100 000 * 1.3175 = 658 750 USD.

The aggregate notional value of Position #1 and Position #2 is:

145 840 (for position # 1) + 658 750 (for position # 2) = 804 590.00 USD.

In this case, the aggregate notional value of open positions is above 200 000 USD, but under 2 000 000 USD.

Thus, a leverage of 1:1000 is provided for the first 200 000 USD, and a leverage of 1:500 for the remaining 604 590 USD.

Margin is: 200 000 / 1000 + 604 590 / 500 = 1 409.18 USD.

Step 3

Assume you open Position #3 Buy 10 lots GBPUSD 1.4590.

The notional value is: 10 * 100 000 * 1.4590 = 1 459 000 USD.

The aggregate notional value of all three positions is:

145 840 (for position # 1) + 658 750 (for position # 2) + 1 459 000 (for position # 3) = 2 263 590 USD.

Now the aggregate notional value of open positions is above 2 000 000 USD, but under 6 000 000 USD.

Thus, a leverage of 1:1000 is provided for the first 200 000 USD, a leverage of 1:500 for the next 1 800 000 USD, a leverage 1:200 for the remaining amount.

Margin is: 200 000 / 1000 + 1 800 000 / 500 + 263 590 / 200 = 5 117.95 USD.

Step 4

Assume you open Position #4 Buy 30 lots EURUSD 1.3164.

The notional value is: 30 * 100 000 * 1.3164 = 3 949 200.00 USD.

The aggregate notional value of all four positions is:

145 840 (for position # 1) + 658 750 (for position # 2) + 1 459 000 (for position # 3) + 3 949 200 (for position # 4) = 6 212 790.00 USD.

Now the aggregate notional value of open positions is above 6 000 000 USD, but less than 8 000 000 USD.

Thus, a leverage of 1:1000 is provided for the first 200 000 USD, a leverage of 1:500 for the next 1 800 000 USD, leverage 1:200 for the next 4 000 000 and leverage 1:100 for the remaining amount.

Margin is: 200 000 / 1000 + 1 800 000 / 500 + 4 000 000 / 200 + 212 790 / 100 = 25 927.90 USD

Step 5

Assume you open Position #5 Buy 20 lots EURUSD 1.3188

The notional value is: 20 * 100 000 * 1.3188 = 2 637 600.00 USD.

The aggregate notional value of all five positions is:

145 840 (for position # 1) + 658 750 (for position # 2) + 1 459 000 (for position # 3) + 3 949 200 (for position # 4) + 2 637 600 (for position # 5) = 8 850 390.00 USD.

Thus, a leverage of 1:1000 is provided for the first 200 000 USD, a leverage of 1:500 for the next 1 800 000 USD, a leverage 1:200 for the next 4 000 000, a leverage 1:100 for the next 2 000 000 and a leverage of 1:25 for the remaining amount.

Margin is: 200 000 / 1000 + 1 800 000 / 500 + 4 000 000 / 200 + 2 000 000 / 100 + 850 390 / 25 = 77 815.60 USD

Step 6

Let’s suppose you close position #3 (Buy 10 lots GBPUSD 1.4590)

The notional value is: 1 459 000 USD.

The aggregate notional value of all four positions is (taking into account the third position having been closed):

145 840 (for position # 1) + 658 750 (for position # 2) + 3 949 200 (for position # 4) + 2 637 600 (for position # 5) = 7 391 390.00 USD.

When Position #3 was closed, the total notional value also decreases which leads to a decrease in the margin requirements. The part exceeding 8 000 000 USD is removed first and with it the 1:25 leverage.

Margin is: 200 000 / 1000 + 1 800 000 / 500 + 4 000 000 / 200 + 1 391 390 / 100 = 37 713.90 USD