Changes in Margin Requirements due to the Presidential Elections in France

Dear Clients!

We would like to inform you that second round of presidential elections in France will be held this Sunday, May 7, 2017. The upcoming event can provoke a sharp increase of volatility on financial markets and lead to the increased trading risks as a consequence. In order to provide additional protection measures of customer funds in AMarkets, margin requirements will be increased on below instruments:

  • EURUSD, EURJPY, EURGBP, EURAUD, EURCAD: 1% (maximum leverage is 1:100, percentage 500%).
  • UK100, DE30, GER30, ITA40, EU50: 2% (maximum leverage is 1:50, percentage 1000%).
  • FRA40: 3% (maximum leverage is 1:33, percentage 1500%).

This change will affect current open positionsand the new ones. All changes one will be applied on May 5, 2017 and and canceled on May 9, 2017.

The change applies to all types of accounts in xStation and MetaTrader4 platforms. Due to possible low liquidity, the Stop/Limit levels and spreads may be changed also. A few instruments can be switched to the «Close only» mode. Please consider this information when planning transactions.