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Margin Update

28 July 2017

Margin requirements will be adjusted after market close this Friday, 28 July 2017. Margin is updated the last Friday of each month to account for price fluctuations. FXCM does not anticipate more than one update a month, however extreme market movements or event risk may necessitate unscheduled intra-month updates.

Margin requirements can periodically change to account for changes in market volatility and currency exchange rates. For example, the margin requirement (MMR) for a specific currency pair is calculated as a percentage of the notional value of such pair. As the exchange rates for any specific currency pair fluctuate up or down, the margin requirement for that pair must be adjusted. As an example, if the Euro strengthens against the US dollar, more margin will be required to hold a EUR/USD position in a US dollar denominated account.

FXCM does not anticipate more than one update a month, however extreme market movements or event risk may necessitate unscheduled intra-month updates. Up-to-date margin requirements (per1K lot) are displayed in the Simplified Dealing Rates window of the Trading Station.

Based on your account entity and leverage profile please review the applicable margin changes below:

Please reference here if you hold an account through our:

Please Note: In case market conditions become very volatile, we could raise margin requirements further. In addition, margin requirements are subject to change without notice based on price fluctuations and will be adjusted up or down in increments of $1

Please monitor your usable margin closely, making sure it stays above zero. We recommend a usable margin that’s at least 80% of your account equity (usable margin plus used margin). To increase usable margin, either:

  • Deposit funds to raise equity
  • Close open positions or trade smaller lot sizes

Remember that forex and CFD trading can result in losses that could exceed your deposits and therefore may not be suitable for everyone, so please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved.


If you are not sure which margin schedule relates to your account or if you have any questions please contact one of our FXCM specialists, who are available 24 hours a day, by live chat, by calling +44 (0)20 7398 4050, or by e-mail at


Learn More about FXCM Margin Requirements.


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Trading forex/CFD’s on margin carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors as you could sustain losses in excess of deposits. Leverage can work against you. Be aware and fully understand all risks associated with the market and trading. Prior to trading any products offered by Forex Capital Markets Limited, inclusive of all EU branches, FXCM Australia Pty. Limited, any affiliates of aforementioned firms, or other firms within the FXCM group of companies [collectively the “FXCM Group”], carefully consider your financial situation and experience level. If you decide to trade products offered by FXCM Australia Pty. Limited (“FXCM AU”) (AFSL 309763), you must read and understand the Financial Services GuideProduct Disclosure Statement and Terms of Business. The FXCM Group may provide general commentary which is not intended as investment advice and must not be construed as such. Seek advice from a separate financial advisor. The FXCM Group assumes no liability for errors, inaccuracies or omissions; does not warrant the accuracy, completeness of information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these materials. Read and understand the Terms and Conditions on the FXCM Group’s websites prior to taking further action.


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