The Margin Requirements web widget helps calculate the minimum equity required for a trading account to open a position according to Dukascopy Bank SA minimum margin policy. The policy is employed to protect clients from incurring liability above their equity and protect Dukascopy Bank SA from associated risks.
Transactions conducted in the SWFX marketplace may be done on a margin trading basis, enabling a client to execute trades larger than the deposit and thus amplify price movement effect. The multi-instrument exposure of the account is limited by the total trading line which is calculated by multiplying the equity of the account by the leverage agreed with Dukascopy Bank SA. The default leverage can be increased, with the necessary margin depending on the desired leverage, instrument, and current market prices. The widget supports calculation of these margins for numerous currency pairs, Forex metals, and commodity, index, and stock CFDs.
Note that some instruments have higher margin requirements (or lower available leverage) than others due to specific trading conditions. Special requirements are also imposed on weekends and other off-market days.