Trading in CFDs and generally leveraged products involves substantial risk of loss and you may lose all of your invested capital.

Margin requirements and leverage rules

You can use any amount of leverage, ranging from 1:2 to 1:Unlimited*, when trading on the forex market through Exness. This provides you with the freedom to choose the trading strategies that suit your deposit size. 

Exness leverage depends on the type of trading account and the volume of funds it contains. Margin requirements increase when the funds available in a client's account increase. This is due to the increasing costs of hedging open orders. As a result, leverage is changing as well.


*Read more about rules on Unlimited Leverage

Closing a hedging order during the period of increased margin requirements is treated as opening a new transaction. This will result in the withholding of additional margin corresponding to the amount of the closed transaction involved in hedging. The margin is calculated based on the increased margin requirements and is distributed proportionally among the open transactions that involve the hedged financial instrument.

Maximum leverage

Equity Maximum Available Leverage
Cent, Standard Mini, Pro Pure ECN
0 — 999 1:Unlimited* 1:200
0 — 2999 1:2000 1:200
3 000 — 9 999 1:1000 1:200
10 000 — 19 999 1:600 1:200
20 000 — 49 999 1:400 1:200
50 000 — 199 999 1:200 1:200
200,000 or more 1:100 1:100

Please note. Implementation of any change in the value of financial leverage may take some time and require repeated authorization in the terminal and/or reboot to refresh the parameters displayed therein, depending on the value of the leverage.

Value of leverage for transactions opened during the publication of economic news

During the publication of high-level economic news, margin requirements for new transactions are calculated based on a maximum leverage of 1:200. The change in margin requirements can only occur for the positions opened for the instruments affected by the published news.

This rule takes effect 15 minutes before the publication of the news and continues to apply 5 minutes after the event.

In cases when these intervals of increased margin requirements for different news releases are less than 15 minutes apart, these periods may be merged into one long period for the instruments involved. The company informs clients about the periods of the increased margin requirements via the inbuilt email service of the MT4 trading platform.

When the specified period has passed, the margin on positions opened during the period is recalculated based on the amount of funds in the account and the selected leverage value.

This rule makes it possible to reduce traders' risks if the market situation develops unpredictably during significant economic events.

Different margin requirements may be offered to different currency pairs. You may read more here.

Leverage rules for Mini, Classic, and Cent accounts on weekends and holidays

In accordance with the Client Agreement, margin requirements may change before weekends and holidays.

From Friday 19:00 GMT (three hours before the forex market closes) to Sunday 23:00 GMT (two hours after the forex market opens), the margin requirements for new positions to be opened within the aforesaid time period are calculated based on a maximum leverage of 1:200.

Within two hours after market opening (by Sunday 23:00 GMT), the margin on positions opened during the period of increased margin requirements is recalculated based on the amount of funds in the account and the leverage chosen by the client.

This rule was introduced to reduce the potential losses our clients may incur in the event of a price gap at market opening.

This rule also applies on holidays and an update will be published in News prior to the adjustment in leverage.

See further information regarding the change in margin requirements here.

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