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Leverage and Margin
Requirements at EverestCM

In this section of our website, you’ll find the leverage and margin requirements when trading at EverestCM. When trading, you must maintain a certain level of funds in your account (the necessary margin), also known as a good faith deposit. Calculating and understanding your necessary margin requirements beforehand allows you to apply good risk management and avoid any unnecessary margin calls resulting in the closing of a position due to not enough margin in your account.

It’s good to note that the leverage offered by EverestCM is fixed based on the trading instrument and limited with 1:500 maximum. Speak with your EverestCM Account Manager who can help you with this. As with any leveraged product, there is a possibility for both increased losses and profits. Margin requirements on demo accounts are equivalent to those on corresponding live accounts.

Forex
Leverage Instruments
Up to 1000:1 * All Major Pairs
Up to 1000:1 * All Minor Pairs
Up to 1000:1 * All Exotic Pairs

(*) According to Available equity

Forex
Leverage Instruments
20:1 All CHF Pairs
10:1 USDHKD, USDCNH
10:1 USDTRY , EURTRY, GBPTRY
Spot Metals
Leverage Instruments
200:1 Gold
40:1 Silver
25:1 Platinum and Palladium
Indices
Leverage Instruments
100:1 All US Indices
100:1 All EU Indices
100:1 All Asian Indices
Commodities
Leverage Instruments
33.3:1 Oil (Crude)
33.3:1 Oil (Brent)
100:1 All Other Commodities
Shares
Leverage Instruments
20:1 All Stocks
Cryptocurrencies
Leverage Instruments
5:1 All Cryptos

Margin Requirements

Here are the margin requirements for our Raw and Classic Forex Trading Accounts:

Assuming you open one position (buy 1 lot) on a USD denominated account:

<p>Forex <br />(e.g. EURUSD)</p>

Forex
(e.g. EURUSD)

Notional Value = Volume * Contract Size = 1 * 100,000 = 100,000 EUR

Required Margin = Notional Value / Leverage = 100,000 / 500 = 200 EUR * 1.16885 (EURUSD rate) = 233.77 USD
<p>Metals <br />(e.g. XAUUSD)</p>

Metals
(e.g. XAUUSD)

Notional Value = Volume * Contract Size * Open Price = 1 * 100 * 1,265.00 = 126,500 USD

Required Margin = Notional Value / Leverage = 126,500 / 200 = 632.5 USD
<p>Indices <br />(e.g. UK100)</p>

Indices
(e.g. UK100)

Notional Value = Volume * Contract Size * Open Price = 1 * 1 * 7,480.0 = 7,480 GBP

Required Margin = Notional Value / Leverage = 7,480 / 100 = 74.8 GBP * 1.32281 (GBPUSD rate) = 98.95 USD
<p>Commodities <br />(e.g. Crude)</p>

Commodities
(e.g. Crude)

Notional Value = Volume * Contract Size * Open Price = 1 * 1000 * 72.00 = 72,000 USD

Required Margin = Notional Value / Leverage = 72,000 / 33.3 = 2,162.17 USD
<p>Shares <br />(e.g. #AAPL)</p>

Shares
(e.g. #AAPL)

Notional Value = Volume * Contract Size * Open Price = 1 * 1 * 185.00 = 185 USD

Required Margin = Notional Value / Leverage = 185 / 20 = 9.25 USD
<p>Cryptocurrencies <br />(e.g. BTCUSD)</p>

Cryptocurrencies
(e.g. BTCUSD)

Notional Value = Volume * Contract Size * Open Price = 1 * 1 * 36,500 = 36,500 USD

Required Margin = Notional Value / Leverage = 36,500 / 5 = 7,300 USD
Equity ( USD, EUR, GBP) Leverage
up to 3000 1000:1 optional
3.001 up to 30.000 500:1
30.001 up to 50.000 400:1
50,001 up to 70.000 300:1
70,001 up to 90,000 200:1
Greater Than 90,001 100:1

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Trading CFDs carries a high level of risk. It is possible to lose all your invested capital.