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Margin Requirements

With few exceptions indicated in the table below, margin requirements for CFD are same as for forex.

Attention: ECN accounts with the leverage 1:300 and minimum equity level 20 EUR are available with Dukascopy Europe. (Read more)

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 100 or equivalent in foreign currency, the account may be blocked by Dukascopy Bank.

Attention: Currently CFD trading is available upon request for regular LIVE self trading accounts only.

Stock CFD Maximum Instrument Exposure

Maximum exposure per single stock CFD is 100,000 USD or equivalent in other currencies. Clients may request to increase maximum exposure to 250,000 USD, in this case leverage will be reduced to 1:2 from default setting of 1:10. Clients may request to increase leverage to 1:20. In this case maximum exposure per CFD will be 50,000 USD. Over-the-weekend leverage reduction rules do not apply to single stock CFDs.

Instrument Maximum
exposure
in contracts
(for stock CFDs)
    ADS.DE/EUR
750
    ALV.DE/EUR
613
    BAS.DE/EUR
1,271
    BAYN.DE/EUR
877
    BEI.DE/EUR
1,096
    BMW.DE/EUR
1,125
    BOSS.DE/EUR
1,595
    CON.DE/EUR
467
    DAI.DE/EUR
1,462
    DB1.DE/EUR
1,170
    DBK.DE/EUR
5,848
    DPW.DE/EUR
3,509
    DTE.DE/EUR
5,848
    EOAN.DE/EUR
10,965
    FME.DE/EUR
1,154
    FRE.DE/EUR
1,371
    HEI.DE/EUR
1,139
    HEN3.DE/EUR
852
    IFX.DE/EUR
7,310
    LHA.DE/EUR
7,018
    LIN.DE/EUR
691
    LXS.DE/EUR
1,994
    MRK.DE/EUR
1,096
    MUV2.DE/EUR
552
    PAH3.DE/EUR
1,827
    PSM.DE/EUR
1,994
    RWE.DE/EUR
7,434
    SAP.DE/EUR
1,271
    SDF.DE/EUR
3,987
    SIE.DE/EUR
933
    TKA.DE/EUR
5,160
    TUI1.DE/EUR
6,595
    VNA.DE/EUR
2,924
    VOW3.DE/EUR
680
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. 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 2500
LIGHT.CMD 2500
USA500.IDX 7000
USATECH.IDX 3500
USA30.IDX 850
DEU.IDX* 1350
GBR.IDX* 2200
FRA.IDX* 3000
AUS.IDX 2700
JPN.IDX 750
HKG.IDX 550
CHE.IDX 1650
ESP.IDX* 1400
EUS.IDX* 4200
XAU/USD 13000
XAG/USD 940000

Clients may request to wave the maximum exposure limit.
In this case the account leverage will be reduced to 1:20 (1:10 over-the-weekend).

The exposure limits come into effect as of 06.07.2016.

* * maximum exposures on the following CFD Indices are temporarily applied:

  • GBP/IDX  30 contracts
  • DEU.IDX/EUR  50 contracts
  • ESP.IDX/EUR  50 contracts
  • EUS.IDX/EUR  150 contracts
  • FRA.IDX/EUR 100 contracts

Limitation is applied to orders that create new positions or increase existing exposures exclusively. It does not affect positions opened prior to July 06. 


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