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Margin requirements

Margin requirements for Crypto are provided below:

Instrument Description Margin requirements Leverage
BT—/USD Bitcoin vs US Dollar 33% 1:3
 

The minimum margin required to open a position depends on the desired leverage, instrument and current market prices.

* The minimum margin requirements will differ if the initial leverage is changed
** See section "Over-the-weekend leverage" for additional information
*** If equity for the self trade account is less than EUR 20 or equivalent in foreign currency, the account may be blocked by Dukascopy Europe.

Attention: Currently CFDs on cryptocurrencies trading is available for regular self trading accounts only.

Maximum instrument exposure

Maximum net exposure of each currency pair on one trading account is limited to a position of 25 million of primary currency with an exception for USD/HUF, EUR/HUF, USD/CZK, EUR/CZK, USD/RON, USD/ILS, USD/THB which max exposure is limited by 1 million of primary currency. For precious metals and CFDs maximum net exposure is specified in the table below:

Instrument Maximum exposure in contracts (for CFDs) /
Oz (for precious metals)
BRENT.CMD 650
LIGHT.CMD 650
GAS.CMD 4 500
COPPER.CMD 8 000
USA500.IDX 1 400
USATECH.IDX 650
USA30.IDX 160
DEU.IDX 250
GBR.IDX 350
FRA.IDX 600
AUS.IDX 750
JPN.IDX 20 000
HKG.IDX 1 000
CHE.IDX 350
ESP.IDX 300
EUS.IDX 900
XAU/USD 17 000
XAG/USD 160 000
BTC/USD 30 000 USD equivalent

Clients may request to wave/increase the maximum exposure limit for particular instruments with high leverage.

In this case the account leverage will be reduced to 1:20 (1:10 over-the-weekend).