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Margin Requirements for Indices

Posted on: 06 May 2015 , by: Pepperstone Support , category: About Trading

In MT4, Index CFDs offered by Pepperstone are traded with a 0.5% to 1% margin requirement – meaning the margin required is 0.5 to 1% of the notional value of the contract. In cTrader, the maximum leverage offered on CFDs will be 100:1 or 200:1, based on the contract you are trading.

Shown below are the margin requirements for MT4 and the maximum leverage settings for cTrader:

IndicesMT4 Margin Required (percentage of contract notional value)cTrader Maximum Leverage
AUS2000.50%200:1
US300.50%200:1
JPN2250.50%200:1
GER300.50%200:1
UK1000.50%200:1
NAS1000.50%200:1
US5000.50%200:1
FRA401%100:1
US20001%100:1
IT401%100:1
CN501%100:1
HK501%100:1
EUSTX501%100:1
SPA351%100:1