Margin requirements for Crypto are provided below:

Instrument Description Margin requirements Leverage
BTC/USD Bitcoin vs US Dollar 50% 1:2
ETH/USD Ether vs US Dollar 50% 1:2
LTC/USD Litecoin vs US Dollar 50% 1:2
BCH/USD Bitcoin Cash vs US Dollar 50% 1:2
XLM/USD Stellar vs US Dollar 50% 1:2

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 CHF 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/USD 650
LIGHT.CMD/USD 650
GAS.CMD/USD 4'500
DIESEL.CMD/USD 1'800
COFFEE.CMD/USX 940'000
COCOA.CMD/USD 225
SUGAR.CMD/USD 1'430
COTTON.CMD/USX 685'000
OJUICE.CMD/USX 410'000
SOYBEAN.CMD/USX 223'500
COPPER.CMD/USD 8'000
USA500.IDX/USD 1'000
USATECH.IDX/USD 300
USA30.IDX/USD 100
USSC2000.IDX/USD 2'000
DEU.IDX/EUR 250
GBR.IDX/GBP 350
FRA.IDX/EUR 500
AUS.IDX/AUD 750
JPN.IDX/JPY 20'000
HKG.IDX/HKD 1'000
CHE.IDX/CHF 350
ESP.IDX/EUR 300
EUS.IDX/EUR 900
XAU/USD 1'500
XAG/USD 40'000
BTC/USD 100'000 USD equivalent
ETH/USD 100'000 USD equivalent
LTC/USD 50'000 USD equivalent
BCH/USD 50'000 USD equivalent
XLM/USD 50'000 USD equivalent
CHI.IDX/USD 200
DOLLAR.IDX/USD 25'000
NLD.IDX/EUR 4'550
SGD.IDX/SGD 11'220
IND.IDX/USD 270
PLN.IDX/PLN 1'545
BUND.TR/EUR 10'000
USTBOND.TR/USD 10'000
UKGILT.TR/GBP 10'000

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).