We remind you that increased margin requirements for CHF instruments that took effect on November 18, 2021, still apply for all types of accounts in MetaTrader 4, Metatrader 5 and RAMM platforms.
These changes in margin requirements are due to the increased likelihood of foreign exchange interventions by the Swiss National Bank (SNB), which may cause a powerful volatility surge and result in greater trading risks.
Current margin requirements:
- For currency pairs that involve CHF, margin requirements can be increased 10-fold (initial margin requirement 1000%)*. For example, if a trading account uses 1000 or 500 leverage, then the allowed leverage ratio for CHF instruments will be 10 times lower (1:100 and 1:50, respectively). That is, the leverage ratio for CHF instruments will be ten times lower than the leverage applied on a trading account.
- AMarkets reserves the right to introduce further changes into trading terms depending on the market situation.
Please, take them into consideration when planning your trades. Good luck with your trading!
*Formula for calculating margin for instruments: lot size * contract size / leverage * margin percentage / 100. This means that if the initial margin requirement increases from 100% to 1000%, the margin to take a position will increase 10-fold, regardless of the leverage ratio used on the client’s trading account.