Dynamic Leverage Information

Leverage in Forex enables traders to control market positions that are much larger than their own initial investment. It may be considered as a method of credit that a trader receives from their broker, to help them invest in the forex market without needing to deposit a large amount of capital.

The daily trading volume on the Forex market has grown exponentially in the last decade, due to an increasing number of retail traders entering the market. Financial leverage is an important aspect of FX trading, because it allows investors to enter the market with a relatively small capital.

What is Dynamic 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 you may get (if qualified as a Professional trader) up to 1:500 leverage for major currency pairs, the brokers offer much lower leverage for highly volatile pairs, stocks, natural resources, precious metals, 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.

Please read the information below regarding our Dynamic Leverage Information.

Please note that the maximum leverage offered by SquaredFinancial is explained in more detail below.

Retail Margin Requirements

LeverageLeverage up to
Major Currencies1:30
Non-Major Currencies1:20
Gold and Major Indices1:20
Commodities other than gold and non-major equity indices1:10

FX Majors/Minors Professional Margin Requirements

Open LotsMaximum Leverage
0-25Max 1:500
25-50Max 1:200
50-75Max 1:100
75-100Max 1:50
100+Max 1:20

Forex Exotics Margin Requirements

Open LotsMaximum Leverage
0-10Max 1:100
10-20Max 1:50
20+Max 1:20

Energies Margin Requirements

Open LotsMaximum Leverage
0-10Max 1:100
10+Max 1:50

Metals Margin Requirements

Open LotsLeverage up to
0-5Max 1:200
5-10Max 1:100
10+Max 1:50

Indices Margin Requirements

Open LotsLeverage up to
0-75Max 0.3%
75-150Max 0.5%
150-300Max 1%
300-500Max 2%
500+Max 5%

Futures Margin Requirements

Open LotsLeverage up to
0 - 102%
10 - 204%
20 - 3010%
30 - 5016%

Shares Margin Requirements

Open LotsLeverage up to
0 - 1000 4%
1000 - 500010%
5000 - 1000020%
For More information regarding Forex Financial Leverage, read our Trading Guide: Forex - Financial Leverage
Risk Warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 64% of our retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs