Possible Changes of Margin Requirements Due to Political Uncertainties in Great Britain

August 29, 2019

Dear clients,

Please be advised that due to increased political uncertainty in Great Britain, escalation of volatility is possible, resulting in widening of spreads.

To ensure additional measures for customer funds protection at AMarkets, starting from 00:00 (midnight) of September 2, 2019 and up to and including September 13, 2019 (according to the time of the trading platform), marginal requirements in all types of accounts in MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader5 and xStation platforms may be changed as follows:

  • for the instruments with GBP, marginal requirements may grow 5 times larger (500 % margin interest);*
  • for the CFD instruments such as UK100, GER30, EU50, FRA40, ITA40, marginal requirements may become 5 times larger (5 % margin interest);
  • The company also reserves the right to introduce further changes into trading terms depending on the market situation. This change will affect both currently open positions and those newly opened. Please kindly note the above information and take the changes into consideration when planning your trades. Good luck with your trade!
  • * instruments margin calculation formula: a lot’s volume * contract amount / account leverage * margin interest. This means that once margin interest in increased from 100% to 500%, the position margin will become 5 times larger regardless of a leverage the customer has in the trading account.