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Important – CFDs Margin Requirements by XM

Following our previous news regarding the new margin calculations that will come into effect on August 1st 2016, you should ensure that your accounts are sufficiently funded in order to avoid any disturbances from possible margin calls and/or stop-outs in your trading activity.

 

To help you understand how it will be calculated, please make note of the following:

Old Margin Formula = Lots * Initial Margin

New Margin Formula = Lots * Contract Size * Opening Price * Margin Percentage

 

Below are the new margin requirements that will be in effect as of August 1st 2016:

 

Instrument New Margin Percentage Current Margin
COCOA 2% 80
COFFE 2% 330
CORN 2% 35
COTTO 2% 140
HGCOP 2% 110
SBEAN 2% 90
SUGAR 2% 130
WHEAT 2% 45
AUS200Cash 1% 70
EU50Cash 1% 40
FRA40Cash 1% 40
GER30Cash 1% 85
HK50Cash 1.5% 400
IT40Cash 1% 210
JP225Cash 0.5% 90
NETH25Cash 1% 5
SPAIN35Cash 1% 120
SWI20Cash 1% 85
UK100Cash 1% 70
US100Cash 1% 30
US30Cash 1% 150
US500Cash 1% 12
CHINA50Cash 1.5% 130
SINGCash 1.5% 4
CHI50 1.5% 130
EU50 1% 40
FRA40 1% 40
GER30 1% 85
JP225 0.5% 90
SING 1.5% 4
SWI20 1% 85
UK100 1% 70
US100 1% 30
US30 1% 150
US500 1% 12
PALL 4.5% 280
PLAT 4.5% 500
GSOIL 3% 50
NGAS 3% 130
OIL 1.5% 60
OILMn 1.5% 6
BRENT 1.5% 60

 

The new margin requirements for CFDs will be published on the website on 1st August 2016.

To view the new margin requirements for CFDs as of 1st August 2016 please click here.

Sourcewww.xm.com

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