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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 20 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.

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 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 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

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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