Tiered margin is a method of calculating margin requirement rates for open positions based on the size of the exposure.
This means that different margin amounts will apply to open positions depending on the size of the positions held (i.e. market exposure). In summary, the bigger the position/exposure the
greater the margin requirement.
Tiered margins are only applied on the MT5 platform and on the below products only. For all other margin rates please visit our website.
Note: Our margin requirement for hedged positions is zero. When you decide to hedge a position in one instrument (respectively buying and selling the same amount of that instrument),
there will not be any margin needed to maintain the hedged position. As such, your net position will be equal to zero.
However, if you have a partial hedge (respectively buying and selling different amounts of the same instrument), the margin requirement will apply on the net exposure. Example: If you buy
2 lots of EURUSD and sell 1 lot of EURUSD, the margin requirement will be calculated on a net exposure of ‘Buy 1 lot EURUSD’.
Our tiers start at one, with the lowest margin rates, and go up to four, with the highest margin rates.