How does Forex Leverage work?

Forex Leverage


What is Forex Leverage?

Forex Leverage is defined as the use of borrowed capital, such as “margin” allowing the Forex trader to gain access to larger sums of capital. This can heighten profits and losses and should be used wisely.

Examples of Forex Leverage:

Forex Trader A has $5000 USD:

If Forex Trader A has an account leverage of 10:1and they wish to use $1000 on one Forex trade as margin, they will have exposure of $10,000 in base currency ($1000) = 10 x $1000 = $10,000 (trade value).

Forex Trader B has $5000 USD:

If Forex Trader B has an account leverage of 100:1and they wish to use $1000 on one Forex trade as margin, they will have exposure of $100,000 in base currency ($1000) = 100 x $1000 = $100,000 (trade value).

What Leverage Does Vantage FX Offer?

Vantage FX's standard Forex leverage starts at 100:1. The maximum Forex leverage Vantage FX may offer is up to 500:1. This is only for approved accounts and funds approved for leverage greater than 100:1 will be limited.

If you wish to get access to higher Forex leverage, please note this on the application or contact us. By submitting an increase in trade leverage request, you accept that this can result in high risk and severe or total account loss. Vantage FX is a non-advisory Forex broker and will not provide you with investment or personal trading advice. For such advice, please consult a registered financial advisor. For Forex market news and commentary, please see the Vantage FX News Centre.

Margin Forex is very high risk and leverage should be used wisely.

How to Submit a Forex Leverage Change Request:

Use the below link to request a Forex leverage change to your Vantage FX MetaTrader 4 or MetaTrader 4 for Mac account.

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Important

You may prefer to apply for an account with our Australian Regulated Entity – Vantage Global Prime Pty Ltd.
Vantage Global Prime Pty Ltd – an ASIC regulated entity offers additional regulatory protections and safeguards that will not apply when opening account under our Cayman Islands regulated entity. These safeguards include restricted leverage, negative balance protection, a mandatory 50% margin close out rule, client money protection under ASIC Client Money Reporting Rules 2017 and access to an external dispute resolution body – the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA). Click here to open an account with Vantage Global Prime Pty Ltd.
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