Leverage and Margin Requirement

Leverage and Margin Requirement

This page provides you the leverage and margin requirements per CFD Instrument for Retail and Professional Clients when trading with Lirunex. Trading CFDs requires a minimum level of funds in your account, also known as margin requirement, which depends on the account leverage. It is important to understand the calculation of margin requirement for opening a position in order to have sufficient funds in your account and to avoid margin call and stop-out levels.

Symbol Maximum Leverage for Retail Clients Margin Requirement for Retail Clients (I Lot) Margin Requirement for Professional Clients - 1 Lot (Leverage 1:100) Margin Requirement for Professional Clients - 1 Lot (Leverage 1:500)
AUDCAD 1:100 1,000 AUD 1,000 AUD 200 AUD
AUDCHF 1:100 1,000 AUD 1,000 AUD 200 AUD
AUDJPY 1:100 1,000 AUD 1,000 AUD 200 AUD
AUDNZD 1:100 1,000 AUD 1,000 AUD 200 AUD
AUDUSD 1:100 1,000 AUD 1,000 AUD 200 AUD
CADCHF 1:100 1,000 CAD 1,000 CAD 200 CAD
CADJPY 1:100 1,000 CAD 1,000 CAD 200 CAD
CHFJPY 1:100 1,000 CHF 1,000 CHF 200 CHF
EURAUD 1:100 1,000 EUR 1,000 EUR 200 EUR
EURCAD 1:100 1,000 EUR 1,000 EUR 200 EUR
EURCHF 1:100 1,000 EUR 1,000 EUR 200 EUR
EURGBP 1:100 1,000 EUR 1,000 EUR 200 EUR
EURJPY 1:100 1,000 EUR 1,000 EUR 200 EUR
EURNZD 1:100 1,000 EUR 1,000 EUR 200 EUR
EURUSD 1:100 1,000 EUR 1,000 EUR 200 EUR
GBPAUD 1:100 1,000 GBP 1,000 GBP 200 GBP
GBPCAD 1:100 1,000 GBP 1,000 GBP 200 GBP
GBPCHF 1:100 1,000 GBP 1,000 GBP 200 GBP
GBPJPY 1:100 1,000 GBP 1,000 GBP 200 GBP
GBPNZD 1:100 1,000 GBP 1,000 GBP 200 GBP
GBPUSD 1:100 1,000 GBP 1,000 GBP 200 GBP
NZDCAD 1:100 1,000 NZD 1,000 NZD 200 NZD
NZDCHF 1:100 1,000 NZD 1,000 NZD 200 NZD
NZDJPY 1:100 1,000 NZD 1,000 NZD 200 NZD
NZDUSD 1:100 1,000 NZD 1,000 NZD 200 NZD
USDSEK 1:100 1,000 USD 1,000 USD 200 USD
USDCAD 1:100 1,000 USD 1,000 USD 200 USD
USDCHF 1:100 1,000 USD 1,000 USD 200 USD
USDCNH 1:100 1,000 USD 1,000 USD 200 USD
USDZAR 1:100 1,000 USD 1,000 USD 200 USD
USDJPY 1:100 1,000 USD 1,000 USD 200 USD
USDNOK 1:100 1,000 USD 1,000 USD 200 USD
USDSGD 1:100 1,000 USD 1,000 USD 200 USD
USDHKD 1:100 1,000 USD 1,000 USD 200 USD
USOIL 1:100 1 barrel 0.1 barrel 0.2 barrel
XAGUSD 1:100 50 oz 5 oz 10 oz
XAUUSD 1:100 2 oz 0.2 oz 0.4 oz

*Note: Margin Requirement depends on the base currency of your account

Leverage and Margin Requirements Calculation

Forex Margin Calculation Formula

Margin Requirement = [(Lot x Contract Size) / Leverage]

Example 1: Buy 1 Lot EUR/USD

Account Base Currency: EUR

Trade Size (Lot x Contract Size) = EUR 100,000 (1 Lot x EUR 100,000)

Leverage/Margin Percentage: 1:30/3.33%

Margin Requirement [(Lot x Contract Size) / Leverage] = EUR 3,333 (1 x EUR 100,000 / 30)

Example 2: Buy 0.5 Lot GBP/AUD

Account Base Currency: USD

Trade Size (Lot x Contract Size) = GBP 50,000 (0.5 Lot x GBP 100,000)

Leverage/Margin Percentage: 1:20/5%

Market Exchange Rate GBP/USD: 1.25624

Margin Requirement [(Lot x Contract Size) / Leverage] x GBP/USD Rate = USD 3,140.06* [(0.5 x GBP 100,000) / 20] x 1.25624

*The margin requirement depends on the base currency of the account. Since the traded symbol’s base currency is GBP, the amount will be converted to the account’s base currency using the exchange rate of GBP/USD at opening of the trade.

Spot Metals Margin Calculation Formula

Margin Requirement = [(Lot x Contract Size x Market Price) / Leverage

Example 1: Sell 1 Lot XAU/USD (Gold)

Account Base Currency: USD

Trade Size (Lot x Contract Size) = 100 ounces (1 Lot x 100 oz)

Leverage/Margin Percentage: 1:20/5%

Market BID Price XAU/USD: 1425.69

Margin Requirement [(Lot x Contract Size x Market Price) / Leverage] = USD 7,128.45* [(1 x 100 x 1425.69) / 20]*

*The margin requirement depends on the base currency of the account. Since the traded symbol’s base currency is XAU, the amount will be converted to the account’s base currency using the exchange rate of XAU/USD at opening of the trade.

Example 2: Buy 1 Lot XAG/USD (Silver)

Account Base Currency: EUR

Trade Size (Lot x Contract Size) = 5000 ounces (1 Lot x 5000 oz)

Leverage/Margin Percentage: 1:10/10%

Market ASK Price XAG/USD: 18.214

Market Exchange Rate EUR/USD: 1.14627

Margin Requirement [(Lot x Contract Size x Market Price) / Leverage] = EUR 7944.89* [(1 x 5000 x 18.214) / 10] / 1.14627

*The margin requirement depends on the base currency of the account. Since the traded symbol’s base currency is XAG, the amount will be converted to the account’s base currency using the exchange rate of EUR/USD at opening of the trade.