It is imperative to understand that trading with leverage can affect your trading experience both positively and negatively as both profits and losses are dramatically amplified. Trading with higher leverage ratios may not be suitable for all type of traders and may be too risky for some.
In order to help traders in minimising their risks, we have specific leverage restrictions in place (see table).
To see how much leverage you can use on your trading account, please refer to the information. It is there to guide you on the available leverage options.
|Available Leverage||Min. Account Equity||Max. Account Equity|
At FX Stream, clients have the option of choosing their leverage from 1:1 all the way up to 500:1. If you are looking to change the leverage ratio on your account, you can do so by submitting a request from our dedicated Client Portal area . Your margin requirements will vary depending on your leverage ratio.
(*)All FX Stream trading accounts are set up with the standard leverage of 100:1. This is the level that we recommend to our clients as an appropriate level for trading in the FX markets. By submitting this leverage change request form, you hereby acknowledge that you understand and are aware that increased leverage carries a large amount of risk to your capital and there is a potential you could sustain a loss greater than, and not limited to, the margin you have deposited with us. You also hereby confirm you understand that an increase in trade leverage can result in severe or total account loss. FX Stream is a non-advisory, general advice only broker, and will not provide you with investment or personal advice. For such advice, you must consult a registered financial advisor. Margin Forex is very high risk and leverage should be used wisely. Please note the minimum and maximum account balance required at the various leverage bands. You need to keep in mind that if your trading account balance moves into a new leverage band, your leverage will be changed according to the new leverage bands – we will notify you of this. FX Stream reserves the right to change your leverage at any time at our discretion, with or without notice, and close all open positions if the equity in your trading account falls below the margin required to maintain your open positions.