Possible Changes In Margin Requirements Ahead Of 2020 US Presidential Elections

Dear clients!

We remind you, that the 2020 United States presidential election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Regardless of the outcome of the presidential race, the upcoming event may result in volatility spikes and lead to an increase in trading risks.

To provide additional protection of client funds, AMarkets may alter its margin requirements for all types of accounts in MetaTrader 4, Metatrader 5 and RAMM platforms in the period from November 2, 2020 (00:00 server time) to November 8, 2020, included. The following changes may occur: 

  1. margin requirements for FX instruments may be increased up to 1% (maximum allowed leverage 1:100);
  2. margin requirements for Metals (XAUUSD, XAGUSD) may be increased up to 3% (maximum allowed leverage 1:33);
  3. margin requirements for CFD instruments (Indices, Commodities, Bonds) may be increased up to 5% (maximum allowed leverage 1:20)
  4. margin requirements for Stocks may be increased up to 50% (maximum allowed leverage 1:2)

AMarkets reserves the right to introduce further changes into trading terms depending on the market situation. The changes will affect both currently open positions and those newly opened. Please, take them into consideration when planning your trades. Good luck in your trading!