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Forex margin and leverage

With DNB Trade you are able to leverage your FX positions up to 50 times equal to 2% margin required on the notional value of the position.

DNB Trade accepts part of stock value in your portfolio as deposit for margin trading. See more under Stock Trading Conditions.

Example: You consider buying EURUSD 100,000 as you expect EUR to increase in value against USD. The Trade Ticket on your trading platform will display the margin required for making the trade as EUR 2,000 (2.0% * EUR 100,000).

The margin requirements by currency pair are listed under the Forex Trading Conditions tab in the trading platforms and can also be viewed under Prices.

Margin requirements may be changed without prior notice. DNB reserves the right to increase margin requirements for large position sizes, also for client portfolios considered to be of very high risk.

There is always risk, that loss might exceed your deposit.

Margin calls

You must maintain the required margin collateral as listed in the Account Summary on the trading platforms at all times.

If at any time while an FX position is open, and the margin required to maintain that position exceeds the funds available for margin trading on the account, you are in breach of your contract and need to meet the margin requirements again. This can be done by either:

  • reducing the size of the open margin positions
  • and / or providing more funds (margin collateral) to the trading account

When the required margin exceeds your margin collateral you are at risk of a stop-out where DNB Trade may close your margin positions on your behalf without prior notice.

Risk warning

Forex is margin trading. Margin Trading carries a high level of risk to your capital with the possibility of losing more than your initial investment and may not be suitable for all investors.

Ensure you fully understand the risks involved and seek independent advice if necessary.

See our Risk Warning.

Risk warning

Forex is a margin product. Margin trading allows investors to buy and sell assets that have a greater value than the capital in their account. Margin Trading carries a high level of risk to your capital with a possibility to lose more than your initial investment.
Please read complete information on financial products and risk associated on this page.