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Current margin requirements for CHF instruments

January 11, 2022

Dear clients,

We remind you that increased margin requirements for CHF instruments that took effect on November 18, 2021, still apply for all types of accounts in MetaTrader 4, Metatrader 5 and RAMM platforms.

These changes in margin requirements are due to the increased likelihood of foreign exchange interventions by the Swiss National Bank (SNB), which may cause a powerful volatility surge and result in greater trading risks.

Current margin requirements:

  • For currency pairs that involve CHF, margin requirements can be increased 10-fold (initial margin requirement 1000%)*. For example, if a trading account uses 1000 or 500 leverage, then the allowed leverage ratio for CHF instruments will be 10 times lower (1:100 and 1:50, respectively). That is, the leverage ratio for CHF instruments will be ten times lower than the leverage applied on a trading account.
  • AMarkets reserves the right to introduce further changes into trading terms depending on the market situation.

Please, take them into consideration when planning your trades. Good luck with your trading!

Calculation formula

*Formula for calculating margin for instruments: lot size * contract size / leverage * margin percentage / 100. This means that if the initial margin requirement increases from 100% to 1000%, the margin to take a position will increase 10-fold, regardless of the leverage ratio used on the client’s trading account.