Maximum 1:1,000 leverage trading with XM

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Maximum 1:1,000 leverage trading with XM

Maximum 1:1,000 leverage trading with XM

XM provides with maximum 1:1,000 leverage and it has an appeal to the investors. Wide range of 1:1 to 1:1,000 leverage is freely available from the beginning of real account opening (*1). The most attractive feature of FX trading is the leverage where you can trade in a big size amount with the minimal amount of margin. You can trade not only FX currency pairs but also popular gold with maximum 1:1,000 leverage with XM.

There would be no fluctuation of leverage or margin ratio with XM at the time of economic indicator release or during hours of low liquidity such as night time or weekends with XM. You can enjoy leverage trading to the full extent with taking the advantage of high leverage which is available on the stable trading environment of XM. Why not experience exciting feeling where you can expect a big amount of profit with the minimal market movement in the trading account of XM (*1).

  1. Maximum leverage 1:1000 is not available to all entities of the Group. The maximum leverage for clients registered under the EU regulated entity of XM Group is 1:30. Leverage also depends on the financial instrument traded.

Maximum 1:1,000 leverage trading with XM

Soon after opening of real account 1:1 to 1:1,000 leverage is freely available.


Flexible leverage setting of XM

XM offers 16 kinds of leverage setting in Standard Account, Micro Account, XM Ultra Low Account Standard and XM Ultra Low Account Micro. Wide range of 1:1 to 1:1,1000 leverage is available depending on the risk management attitude of clients. Initial leverage setting can also be changeable through the Member Page(*1).

  1. Maximum leverage 1:1000 is not available to all entities of the Group. The maximum leverage for clients registered under the EU regulated entity of XM Group is 1:30. Leverage also depends on the financial instrument traded.

Explanation for how to change the leverage

For your information, loss cut is exercised when margin level goes below 20% with XM. There are possibilities where you can generate a big amount of profit with leverage trade, on the other hand, there are also the other possibilities where the market goes against your position and it leads to a big loss. XM provides with Negative Balance Protection ready in case when loss cut does not work properly, so the risk is capped at the amount of money you deposited.


What is leverage?

Leverage literally is a 'principle of lever,' and means to move relatively big things with a smaller power. 'Leverage effect' in FX means to trade in a big amount with a small amount of margin money through a 'principle of lever.'
1:1,000 leverage with XM' will make you trade worth JPY 10 million with JPY 10,000 margin.

Leverage effect

Leverage effect

Relationship between leverage and margin money

Margin is the minimum amount of money required for the certain amount of trade, and plays a role of margin for the loss from trade.
Higher leverage requires smaller margin money, on the other hand, lower leverage requires bigger amount of margin money in the leverage trade. For example, when USD/JPY is 147.37,EUR/USD is 1.07 and Sterling Pound/JPY is 1.26, the relationship between leverage and required margin money for trading 10,000 each currency unit is as follows:

List of required margin for major currency pairs

leverage USD/JPY EUR/JPY GPB/JPY
1:1,000 about 10.00USD about 10.79USD about 12.61USD
1:888 about 11.26USD about 12.15USD about 14.20USD
1:500 about 20.00USD about 21.58USD about 25.21USD
1:400 about 25.00USD about 26.98USD about 31.52USD
1:300 about 33.33USD about 35.97USD about 42.02USD
1:200 about 50.00USD about 53.96USD about 63.03USD
1:100 about 100.00USD about 107.91USD about 126.07USD
1:66 about 151.52USD about 163.51USD about 191.01USD
1:50 about 200.00USD about 215.83USD about 252.13USD
1:25 about 400.00USD about 431.65USD about 504.26USD
1:20 about 500.00USD about 539.56USD about 630.32USD
1:15 about 666.67USD about 719.48USD about 840.43USD
1:10 about 1,000.00USD about 1,079.22USD about 1,260.64USD
1:5 about 2,000.00USD about 2,158.44USD about 2,521.26USD
1:3 about 3,333.33USD about 3,598.13USD about 4,202.10USD
1:2 about 5,000.00USD about 5,397.20USD about 6,303.15USD
1:1 about 10,000.00USD about 10,794.40USD about 12,608.10USD
1:1,000
USD/JPY about 10.00USD
EUR/JPY about 10.79USD
GPB/JPY about 12.61USD
1:888
USD/JPY about 11.26USD
EUR/JPY about 12.15USD
GPB/JPY about 14.20USD
1:500
USD/JPY about 20.00USD
EUR/JPY about 21.58USD
GPB/JPY about 25.21USD
1:400
USD/JPY about 25.00USD
EUR/JPY about 26.98USD
GPB/JPY about 31.52USD
1:300
USD/JPY about 33.33USD
EUR/JPY about 35.97USD
GPB/JPY about 42.02USD
1:200
USD/JPY about 50.00USD
EUR/JPY about 53.96USD
GPB/JPY about 63.03USD
1:100
USD/JPY about 100.00USD
EUR/JPY about 107.91USD
GPB/JPY about 126.07USD
1:66
USD/JPY about 151.52USD
EUR/JPY about 163.51USD
GPB/JPY about 191.01USD
1:50
USD/JPY about 200.00USD
EUR/JPY about 215.83USD
GPB/JPY about 252.13USD
1:25
USD/JPY about 400.00USD
EUR/JPY about 431.65USD
GPB/JPY about 504.26USD
20倍
USD/JPY about 500.00USD
EUR/JPY about 539.56USD
GPB/JPY about 630.32USD
15倍
USD/JPY about 666.67USD
EUR/JPY about 719.48USD
GPB/JPY about 840.43USD
1:10
USD/JPY about 1,000.00USD
EUR/JPY about 1,079.22USD
GPB/JPY about 1,260.64USD
1:5
USD/JPY about 2,000.00USD
EUR/JPY about 2,158.44USD
GPB/JPY about 2,521.26USD
1:3
USD/JPY about 3,333.33USD
EUR/JPY about 3,598.13USD
GPB/JPY about 4,202.10USD
1:2
USD/JPY about 5,000.00USD
EUR/JPY about 5,397.20USD
GPB/JPY about 6,303.15USD
1:1
USD/JPY about 10,000.00USD
EUR/JPY about 10,794.40USD
GPB/JPY about 12,608.10USD

Feature of 1:1,000 leverage of XM

You can trade with maximum 1:1,000 leverage in Standard Account, Micro Account, XM Ultra Low Account Standard and XM Ultra Low Account Micro with XM. The big advantage of leverage trading is to be able to generate a big profit with a minimal amount of margin.

You can expect high leverage effect through 1:1,000 leverage of XM among other FX brokerage houses.


You can start with minimal margin

One of the attractive features of leverage trade is that you can start trading with minimal amount of margin money. There is an apparent difference between XM and other FX brokerage houses when you trade in the same number of lots. Required margin to trade 10,000 unit of currency when USD/JPY is USD 1 = JPY 100.00 is as follows:

  XM Leverage 1:1,000 Other brokerage houses 1:25
Required margin about 10USD about 400USD
Required margin
XM Leverage
1:1,000
about 10USD
Other brokerage
houses 1:25
about 400USD

It is possible to trade USD/JPY 10,000 with just JPY 1,100 funds with XM. On the other hand, you will need more than JPY 40,000 to trade the same 10,000 currency unit through other brokerage houses with 1:25 leverage.

You can expect a big amount of profit in a short term

The advantage of leverage trade is that you can expect a big amount of profit in a short term. The trade amount and, profit and loss in leverage trade depend on the size of leverage and as the result the profit you can expect could become bigger.

For example, if you trade normally without leverage with your fund of JPY 100,000, you can trade in USD 1,000 worth. When you buy USD 1,000 at the time of USD 1 = JPY 100 and sell the same amount of USD at 101.00, you will make a profit of JPY 1,000. However if you use 1:100 leverage, you can trade in USD 100,000 and the expected profit would become JPY 100,000.

Profit differs through leverage in price movements

Profit differs through leverage in price movements

Profit differs through leverage in price movements

Leverage limitation through equity

XM sets a leverage limitation depending on the equity for FX currency pairs and spot metals (gold and silver).

When the equity (margin balance including profit and loss of existing positions) of trading account goes above USD 20,000, maximum leverage will be reduced to 1:200, and when the equity goes above USD 100,000, maximum leverage will be reduced to 1:100.

Leverage limitation through equity

Equity balance Maximum leverage
Standard Account / Micro Account / XM Ultra Low Account Standard / XM Ultra Low Account Micro
$5~$20,000 1:1,000
$20,001~$100,000 1:200
$100,001~ 1:100
Standard Account
/ Micro Account
/ XM Ultra Low Account Standard
/ XM Ultra Low Account Micro
$5~$20,000 1:1,000
$20,001~$100,000 1:200
$100,001~ 1:100

Leverage limitation through equity will not be levied on margin amount of each individual trading account, but on the total balance of all aggregated balance within the same account (equity). Caution is needed as equity includes bonus amount given to the accounts and unrealized profit and loss (unrealized profit/loss of existing positions).

Equity =
account balance+ bonus+ unrealized profit and loss

If there is increase of margin money or additional deposit during the course of holding positions, limit on the maximum leverage will be changed. As the result, caution is needed not to have forced position cut (loss cut) exercised due to lack of margin when placing orders.

Timing of leverage limitation change arises

Leverage limit change arises with XM when the total of all aggregated equity balance within the same trading account goes above the threshold.

Exercise of leverage limit change will be informed through e-mail or other ways in advance, however there would be some urgent cases where there is no previous information for the leverage limit change. Thank you for your understanding in advance.

How to release the leverage limit

Once the limitation becomes in place, the limit will not be released automatically even when the equity goes below the threshold through withdrawal of deposit or decrease of unrealized profit. If you wish to release the leverage limitation, you need to push down the equity amount below threshold and send the mail to XM Support Desk. Leverage limitation cannot be released unless there is a mail request from client.

XM support desk

Leverage limitation differs depending on description

XM sets a smaller maximum limit on some FX currency pairs and CFD products due to limited liquidity and volatility in the market.

Leverage of FX currency pairs

Leverage ratio set on the trading account will be available for the most actively traded major FX currency pairs and you can enjoy maximum 1:1,000 leverage.

FX currency pairs (major currencies)

  Margin balance/maximum leverage
Commodities
(Descriptions)
$5~
$40,000
$40,001~
$80,000
$80,001~
$200,000
$200,001~
FX currency pairs 1:1,000 1:500 1:200 1:100
$5~$40,000
FX currency pairs 1:1,000
$40,001~$80,000
FX currency pairs 1:500
$40,001~$80,000
FX currency pairs 1:500
$80,001~$200,000
FX currency pairs 1:200
$200,001~
FX currency pairs 1:100
  1. Even when equity goes below $5 equivalent, you still can trade maximum 1:1,000 leverage.

FX currency pairs (minor/exotic currencies)

Different leverage ratios from initial leverage setting in the account will be applied to each description of minor/exotic currencies. For your information, maximum leverage limit is the same for all the account types. So please be noted when you trade the descriptions below.

  Equity/maximum leverage
Commodities
(Descriptions)
$5~
$80,000
$80,001~
$200,000
$200,001~
AUDCHF 1:400 1:200 1:100
CADCHF 1:400 1:200 1:100
CHFJPY 1:400 1:200 1:100
CHFSGD 1:400 1:200 1:100
EURCHF 1:400 1:200 1:100
GBPCHF 1:400 1:200 1:100
NZDCHF 1:400 1:200 1:100
USDCHF 1:400 1:200 1:100
EURTRY 1:100
USDTRY 1:100
EURDKK 1:50
GBPDKK 1:50
USDCNH 1:50
USDDKK 1:50
USDHKD 1:50
Equity/maximum leverage
$5~
$80,000
$80,001~
$200,000
$200,001~
AUDCHF
1:400 1:200 1:100
CADCHF
1:400 1:200 1:100
CHFJPY
1:400 1:200 1:100
CHFSGD
1:400 1:200 1:100
EURCHF
1:400 1:200 1:100
GBPCHF
1:400 1:200 1:100
NZDCHF
1:400 1:200 1:100
USDCHF
1:400 1:200 1:100
EURTRY
1:100
USDTRY
1:100
EURDKK
1:50
GBPDKK
1:50
USDCNH
1:50
USDDKK
1:50
USDHKD
1:50

Leverage of CFD (descriptions)

Initial leverage setting in the account will not be applied to CFD trading. Fixed leverage ratio will be applied regardless of account types or equity.

Leverage of Precious Metals CFD

GOLD can be traded with maximum 1:1,000 leverage and SILVER with 1:400 leverage in precious metal CFDs. Palladium and platinum can be traded 1:22.2 effective leverage regardless of account types or equity.

  Margin balance/maximum leverage
Instruments $5~
$40,000
$40,001~
$80,000
$80,001~
$200,000
$200,001~
GOLD 1:400 1:200 1:100 -
SILVER 1:400 1:200 1:100 -
XAUEUR 1:1000 1:500 1:200 1:100
PALL 1:22.2
PLAT 1:22.2
GOLD
$5~$40,000 1:400
$40,001~$80,000 1:200
$80,001~$200,000 1:100
$200,001~ -
SILVER
$5~$40,000 1:400
$40,001~$80,000 1:200
$80,001~$200,000 1:100
$200,001~ -
XAUEUR
$5~$40,000 1:1,000
$40,001~$80,000 1:500
$80,001~$200,000 1:200
$200,001~ 1:100
PALL/PLAT
$5~$40,000 1:22.2
$40,001~$80,000
$80,001~$200,000
$200,001~

Leverage of Equity Indices (cash) CFD

You can trade cash and future products in stock indices. Same leverage ratio applies both to cash and futures for the same description.

Commodities
(Descriptions)
Fixed leverage
AUS200Cash(ASX 200) 1:100
CA60Cash(CANADA60) 1:250
China50Cash(CHINA A50) 1:250
ChinaHCash(HONG KONG CHINA H-SHARES) 1:250
EU50Cash(EURO STOXX 50) 1:100
FRA40Cash(CAC 40) 1:100
GER30Cash(DAX) 1:100
HK50Cash(HSI) 1:66.7
IT40Cash(FTSE MIB) 1:100
JP225Cash(Nikkei) 1:200
NETH25Cash(AEX) 1:100
SA40Cash(SOUTH AFRICA 40) 1:400
Sing30Cash(SINGAPORE 30) 1:250
SPAIN35Cash(IBEX) 1:100
SWI20Cash(SMI 20) 1:100
UK100Cash(FTSE 100) 1:100
US100Cash(NASDAQ) 1:100
US2000Cash(US 2000) 1:250
US30Cash(Dow Jones) 1:100
US500Cash(S&P500) 1:100

Leverage of Equity Indices (futures) CFD

Commodities
(Descriptions)
Fixed leverage
EU50(EURO STOXX 50) 1:100
FRA40(CAC 40) 1:100
GER30(DAX) 1:500
JP225(Nikkei) 1:500
SWI20(SMI 20) 1:100
UK100(FTSE 100) 1:500
US100(NASDAQ) 1:500
US30(Dow Jones) 1:500
US500(S&P 500) 1:500
USDX(US Dollar Index) 1:100
VIX(S&P 500) 1:100

Leverage of Energies CFD

Crude oil and natural gas can be traded with maximum 1:66.7 and with 1:33.3 leverage respectively in energy CFD products. Especially crude oil market moves tremendously within a short time, therefore there is a possibility that you can make a big profit with high leverage.

Commodities
(Descriptions)
Fixed leverage
BRENTCash 1:200
NGASCash 1:200
OILCash 1:200
Commodities
(Descriptions)
Fixed leverage
BRENT(Brent Crude Oil) 1:66.7
GSOIL(London Gas Oil) 1:33.3
NGAS(Natural Gas) 1:33.3
OIL(WTI Oil) 1:66.7
OILMn(WTI Oil Mini) 1:66.7

Leverage of Cryptocurrencies CFD

Different leverage ratios will be applied depending on the description. Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP and Litecoin can be traded with maximum 1:250 leverage and other altcoins can be traded with maximum 1:50 leverage. For your information, dynamic margin ratio will be applied to cryptocurrency CFDs.

Commodities
(Descriptions)
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
Maximum Leverage(*) Platform
1INCHUSD
(1INCH/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
AAVEUSD
(Aave/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
ADAUSD
(Cardano/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
ALGOUSD
(Algorand/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
APEUSD
(ApeCoin/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
APTUSD
(Aptos/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
ARBUSD
(Arbitrum/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
ATOMUSD
(Cosmos/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
AVAXUSD
(Avalanche/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
AXSUSD
(Axie Infinity/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
BATUSD
(Basic Attention Token
/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
BCHUSD
(Bitcoin Cash/USD)
0.4% 1:250 MT4/MT5
BTCEUR
(BItcoin/EUR)
0.4% 1:250 MT4/MT5
BTCGBP
(Bitcoin/GBP)
0.4% 1:250 MT4/MT5
BTCUSD
(Bitcoin/USD)
0.2% 1:500 MT4/MT5
BTGUSD
(Bitcoin Gold/USD)
0.2% 1:500 MT5
CHZUSD
(Chiliz/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
COMPUSD
(Compound/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
CRVUSD
(Curve DAO Token/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
DASHUSD
(Dash/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
DOGEUSD
(Dogecoin/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
DOTUSD
(Polkadot/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
EGLDUSD
(MultiversX/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
ENJUSD
(Enjin Coin/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
EOSUSD
(EOS/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
ETCUSD
(Ethereum Classic/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
ETHBTC
(Ethereum/Bitcoin)
0.2% 1:500 MT5
ETHEUR
(Ethereum/EUR)
0.4% 1:250 MT4/MT5
ETHGBP
(Ethereum/GBP)
0.4% 1:250 MT4/MT5
ETHUSD
(Ethereum/USD)
0.2% 1:500 MT4/MT5
FETUSD
(Fetch AI/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
FILUSD
(Filecoin/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
FLOWUSD
(Flow/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
GRTUSD
(The Graph/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
ICPUSD
(Internet Computer
/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
IMXUSD
(Immutable/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
LDOUSD
(Lido DAO/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
LINKUSD
(Chainlink/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
LRCUSD
(Loopring/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
LTCUSD
(Litecoin/USD)
0.4% 1:250 MT4/MT5
MANAUSD
(Decentraland/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
MATICUSD
(Polygon/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
NEARUSD
(NEAR Protocol/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
OPUSD
(Optimism/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
SANDUSD
(The Sandbox/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
SHIBUSD
(Shiba Inu/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
SNXUSD
(Synthetix Network
Token/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
SOLUSD
(Solana/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
STORJUSD
(Storj/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
STXUSD
(Stacks/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
SUSHIUSD
(SushiSwap/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
UMAUSD
(UMA/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
UNIUSD
(Uniswap/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
XLMUSD
(Stellar Lumens/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
XRPUSD
(Ripple/USD)
0.4% 1:250 MT4/MT5
XTZUSD
(Tezos/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
ZECUSD
(Zcash/USD)
2% 1:50 MT5
ZRXUSD
(0x/USD)
2% 1:50 MT4/MT5
1INCHUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
AAVEUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5
ADAUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5
ALGOUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5
APEUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
APTUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
ARBUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
ATOMUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
AVAXUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5
AXSUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5
BATUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5
BCHUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
0.4%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:250
Platform MT4/MT5
BTCEUR
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
0.4%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:250
Platform MT4/MT5
BTCGBP
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
0.4%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:250
Platform MT4/MT5
BTCUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
0.2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:500
Platform MT4/MT5
BTGUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
0.2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:500
Platform MT5
CHZUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
COMPUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5
CRVUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
DASHUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
DOGEUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
DOTUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
EGLDUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
ENJUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5
EOSUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
ETCUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
ETHBTC
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
0.2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:500
Platform MT5
ETHEUR
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
0.4%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:250
Platform MT4/MT5
ETHGBP
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
0.4%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:250
Platform MT4/MT5
ETHUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
0.2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:500
Platform MT4/MT5
FETUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5
FILUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
FLOWUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
GRTUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5
ICPUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
IMXUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
LDOUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
LINKUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5
LRCUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
LTCUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
0.4%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:250
Platform MT4/MT5
MANAUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
MATICUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5
NEARUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
OPUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
SANDUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
SHIBUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
SNXUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5
SOLUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5
STORJUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5
STXUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
SUSHIUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5
UMAUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5
UNIUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5
XLMUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5
XRPUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
0.4%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:250
Platform MT4/MT5
XTZUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
ZECUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT5
ZRXUSD
Dynamic Margin
Percentage
2%
Maximum Leverage(*) 1:50
Platform MT4/MT5

Dynamic margin ratio (leverage ratio changes depending on the trading size) will be applied to cryptocurrency CFDs.

How to check and change the leverage in the account

Leverage setting in your account with XM can be checked from your account summary in the Member Page. There is also no limit on times you can change the leverage setting. Even when you hold positions, you can change the setting, however it could lead to a margin level decrease. So please be noted.

  1. Procedure: 1

    Log in to Members Area

    Log in to XM "Members Area" by using Login ID (MT4/MT5 ID) and password sent to your registered mail address.

    Login to Members Area

    Login to Members Area

  2. Procedure: 2

    Click on Overview of My Accounts

    After login to XM Members Area, click "Overview of My Accounts" button.

    click Overview of My Accounts button

    click Overview of My Accounts button

  3. Procedure: 3

    Check the leverage settings

    Present leverage setting is shown on your account details (example: 1:1,000). You can check it at any time.

    Present leverage setting

    Present leverage setting

  4. Procedure: 4

    Click on the pen icon

    If you wish to change the leverage, click the pen icon next to the leverage shown.

    click the pen icon next to the leverage shown

    click the pen icon next to the leverage shown

  5. Procedure: 5

    Select your desired leverage

    Choose the leverage you wish to apply on the leverage change screen, then click 'Send request.' For your information, previous leverage will not be shown on the leverage change screen.

    he leverage change screen

    he leverage change screen

  6. Procedure: 6

    Leverage modification completed

    If you have successfully sent the request, you will see the message of 'Leverage is changed' and the mail titled 'Leverage change request received' will be sent to your registered mail address.

    Leverage is changed

    Leverage is changed

  7. Leverage modification completed

    Leverage modification completed

    While leverage change is reflected on your trading account immediately, MetaTrader 4 (MT4) requires another login (or reboot) after the leverage change request. On the other hand, MetaTrader 5 (MT5) updates leverage change on a real-time basis even while the application is running.

Risk of high leverage trade

There is a high risk you lose the fund with minimal market movement.

Although leverage trade is the attractive way of trade, the higher the leverage goes, the bigger the risk you lose your margin money becomes. On the other hand, even when the market goes against your expectations a bit, there is an enough room to maintain the margin with low leverage. As the result, the possibility you lose your fund will become lower. However the possibility you lose your fund will become higher even with the minimal market movement in case of high leverage trade.

The difference of loss cut level between low and high leverage

The difference of loss cut level between low and high leverage

The difference of loss cut level between low and high leverage

In this way, high leverage trades are said to be high risk trade while you can expect higher return. However in fact, if the market goes against you, unrealized loss arises. The higher the margin level is, the longer you expose the position under the risk. Therefore it cannot be said definitely, 'low leverage means low risk.'

Then what is the difference between low leverage and high leverage trade? It is the investment style of investors. The investment style of the user if he/she is aiming for a small amount of profit in the medium to long -term by capturing the long-term market trend or aiming for a short-term big profit, or aiming for swap points makes the difference of leverage ratio he/she uses. Therefore leverage should be used differently depending on the trading style of the investor himself/herself.

Margin call and loss cut level of XM

XM provides with 'Margin call' which inform clients of the decrease of margin when the market goes against the position and with forced settlement of the position (loss cut) in order to minimize the loss when the equity of the trading account goes below certain level of required margin.

Margin call Loss cut level
When equity goes below 50% When equity goes below 20%
Margin call
When equity goes below 50%
Loss cut level
When equity goes below 20%

In this way, XM finds clients' risk in the early stage and gives warning. And yet if the situation does not improve, XM monitors clients' trade in order to avoid the loss above deposited funds arising. Even in the case where the loss cut of the client does not take place properly due to rapid volatile movement, XM does not require clients of any additional margin for the minus balance. All the minus balance will be cut to nil at the timing of next deposit.

FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. Are there any leverage limitation with XM?

    XM does not have any leverage limitation as other FX brokerage houses have and provides with maximum 1:1,000 leverage. However there could be the cases that your leverage will become limited when your equity goes above certain amount, you are trading minor currency pairs or important political event occurrs.

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  2. Is leverage 1:1,000 available for all the currency pairs?

    No, you cannot avail 1:1,000 leverage in certain currency pairs with XM. Maximum leverage for CHF related currency pairs will be maximum 1:400, TRY related currency pairs 1:100 and HKD, CNH, DKK related currency pairs maximum 1:50.

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  3. Why is my leverage ratio with XM suddenly changed?

    XM deploys 'Floating Leverage System' where leverage ratio changes depending on the equity in your account. Therefore aggregated equity of all of your account goes above USD 20,000, your maximum leverage will become 1:200 and will become 1:100 when it goes above USD 100,000.

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  4. What is the leverage variety I can choose from?

    There are 17 kinds of leverages available ranging from 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50, 66, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 888 to 1:1,000.

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  5. Are there any leverage limitation depending on the position size held?

    XM does not levy any leverage limitation depending on the position size held. However,when the equity goes above USD 40,000, maximum leverage will be capped at 1:500,it goes above USD 80,000, maximum leverage will be capped at 1:200.And if equity goes above USD 200,000, maximum leverage will be further capped at 1:100. There would also be the cases where the leverage limitation comes into place when there arise a political event or depending on the descriptions you trade.

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  6. What is the highest leverage can I choose?

    Maximum leverages XM offers differ depending on account types and it will be 1:1,000 times for Standard Account, Micro Account, XM Ultra Low Account Standard and XM Ultra Low Account Micro. Please choose the leverage you wish to apply at the account opening.

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  7. How can I change my leverage?

    You can change your leverage through your XM Member area. After you log in to your member area, please click the 'Select Option' on the right side of your account you wish to change the leverage, then choose the 'Change Leverage' in the pull down list.

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