Leverage represents the ratio between the funds required to open a trade and the actual size/cost of that trade. For example, 1:100 leverage means that you can trade a lot size of 100,000 units for only 1% of the cost (1,000 units of the base currency).
Leverage on Marketsforu trading accounts is determined by account equity, as follows:
Statement: USD/CNH Leverage 1:10
Due to the current high volatility and low liquidity on USD/CNH, there is an increasing risk of significant price gaps, which may cause negative equity on client accounts. Because of that ROCHE FX has taken the decision to reduce the leverage on USD/CNH to 1:10 as of market open on 14th Jan 2016.
Margin Requirements Change
In view of the expected increase in volatility surrounding the Nov 8th US elections and in order to offer better protection of client’s assets, ROCHE FX will temporarily adjust the margin requirements for ALL
trading instruments, as follows:
From market open Sun 6th Nov until market close Fri 11th Nov*: Margin requirement for all FX Pairs and Commodities, except for USDMXN, will be increased to 2% (leverage of 50:1);
From market open Sun 6th Nov until market close Fri 11th Nov*: Margin requirement for all CFDs will be increased to 10% (leverage of 10:1).
From market open Sun 6th November until further notice*: USD/MXN trading will be suspended.
Marketsforu reserves the right to further increase margin requirements during this period, without prior notice, should it be deemed necessary.