We are here to help

« Back
You are here:
Print

What is leverage?


Leverage is the ability of a trader to control a position in the market of a larger value compared to their invested capital. Please note that depending on the instrument traded, some pairs have a fixed leverage/margin requirement that is not affected by the general leverage applied to the client’s account.For example, a leverage of 1:500 would mean that for every $1 you have in your trading account, you can have a $500 notional exposure in the market, whereas leverage of 1:30 would mean that for every $1 you have in your account you could have a $30 notional exposure in the market.

Table of Contents
TOP
Trade Responsibly:Your capital is at risk. Leveraged products may not be suitable for everyone. Please consider our Risk Disclosures for Financial Instruments
+