Margin Requirements

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

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 Bank.

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.

Market Maximum exposure
for a share CFD
Austria 100'000 EUR
Belgium 100'000 EUR
Denmark 750'000 DKK
Finland 100'000 EUR
France 100'000 EUR
Germany 100'000 EUR
Netherlands 100'000 EUR
Norway 900'000 NOK
Portugal 100'000 EUR
Spain 100'000 EUR
Sweden 950'000 SEK
Switzerland 100'000 CHF
UK 90'000 GBP
US 100'000 USD

Maximum instrument exposure

Maximum net exposure of each currency pair is limited to a position of 15 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) / USD (for crypto)
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
ETH/USD 30'000 USD equivalent
DIESEL.CMD/USD 1'800
CHI.IDX/USD 280
DOLLAR.IDX/USD 31'530
NLD.IDX/EUR 4'550
SGD.IDX/SGD 11'220
IND.IDX/USD 270
BUND.TR/EUR 15'880
UKGILT.TR/GBP 18'678

Clients may request to wave/increase 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 09-Sep-2016.

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