Features and tools made available to our valued users are designed in-house by Exness to improve your trading experience in our marketplace. Open any tab for details of these features and tools:
- Negative Balance Protection
- 0% stop out
- Stop Out Protection
- Slippage rule
- Unlimited leverage
- Exness VPS
- Currency converter
- Investment calculator
Negative Balance Protection
For example, if a trading account with a balance of 100 USD has orders closed by stop out with a loss of 150 USD, the trading account will have a negative balance of -50 USD. With Negative Balance Protection, we reset the balance to zero and you won’t need to cover the loss with your own money.
Just wait for the automatic reset, which typically occurs right after a stop out. Once your balance is reset to zero, you can then top up your trading account again.
What happens if I deposit money into a trading account with a negative balance?
It is highly advised to wait for Negative Balance Protection to complete the null operation before depositing more money. The null operation is the name given to the action of resetting the balance to 0, and is shown as D-null in trading platform history. A null operation can only occur on trading accounts that have had all orders closed by stop out; if an account has open orders, it can not happen.
Null operations do not disable the trading account, which can be used again after funds are deposited. A null operation is an automatic process; it is not manually activated.
If you deposit money into a negative balance trading account (with no open trades), contact Support to assist in recovery of the difference lost from the deposit amount.If you must continue trading immediately rather than waiting for pending null operations, create a new trading account and deposit money into it rather so that you do not lose the negative difference.
What happens if I deposit money into a trading account with negative equity but positive balance?
It is possible that your overall trading account balance is positive but trading account equity is negative with active orders at a running net loss.
When money is deposited into a trading account with negative equity, the negative equity is not covered by Negative Balance Protection with the difference deducted from the deposit.
Let’s look at an example of this:
You have a balance of 1,000 USD with fully hedged open trades.
- 1 lot buy and 1 lot sell on XAUUSD.
- The net result of this hedged order is -1,050 USD.
- Current equity = -50 USD
Typically stop out happens when equity drops below zero. However with Stop Out Protection active, the stop out can be delayed. This results in a positive balance amount (1,000 USD) with negative current equity (-50 USD). If you deposit 100 USD while this hedged order remains open, Negative Balance Protection cannot run a null operation to reset the negative equity. The new balance (1,100 USD) results in a current equity of 50 USD (1,100 USD - 1,050 USD = 50 USD).
0% stop out
Our approach is unique in the industry, with most brokerages setting stop outs around 10-30%. Typically this results in orders being closed by stop out while funds in the account are still available.
With 0% stop out set by Exness your orders stay open in the market longer, which gives you more time to act, or for the market to potentially turn in your favor.
Follow the link to learn more about stop out.
Stop Out Protection
Stop Out Protection helps delay and sometimes completely avoid stop outs, resulting in 30% fewer stop outs for Exness traders. This trading feature is especially important during periods of high volatility or spread widening, which could put your orders at risk.
How it works
When your equity drops to 0 and a stop out is about to happen, the feature adds virtual funds to your equity equal to half the spread of open trades, multiplied by their volume in lots.
To calculate these virtual funds, use the formula: (current spread / 2).
- Current spread = spread in pips x pip value
- Pip value = lots x contract size x pip size
Spread is calculated in account currency and pip value in quote currency.
Conversion rates can cause the discount to be different from manual calculations.
For example, if you buy 1 lot of XAUUSD with current spread as 20 USD, you'd receive 10 USD in virtual funds to protect your orders, calculated as (20USD / 2) = 10 USD.
This means your trades won't be closed by a stop-out until your account equity drops below -10 USD. If you see a negative equity on your trading platform, it means Stop Out Protection is working to save your trades.
Stop Out Protection advantages
No more stop outs due to spread widening
Sometimes market volatility can cause spreads to widen, posing risk to your orders. But with Stop Out Protection, you're covered. The wider the spread, the more virtual funds you receive to protect your trades.
In our example, if the spread increases from 20 USD to 30 USD, you'll receive 15 USD in virtual funds, calculated as (30USD / 2) = 15 USD. So your orders will not be closed until your equity falls below -15 USD.
No matter how much the spread widens, you won't be stopped out because of it.
More time to make decisions
If the market starts moving against your orders and you're at risk of a stop out, Stop out Protection keeps your trades open longer. This gives you extra time to decide what to do, whether it's closing some orders, adding funds to your account, or waiting for the market to turn in your favor.
No stop hunting
At Exness, we never artificially widen spreads to trigger stop outs. The existence of Stop Out Protection proves that. We're committed to providing a fair and safe trading environment for our clients.
We offer Stop Out Protection as an extra benefit to most of our traders. However, it's important to note that it might not always be available to all clients at all times. Availability is determined by our mathematical models that assess your trading conditions and activity. It may also be disabled if your trading strategy heavily relies on it or is misused.
If you trade on a Raw Spread or Zero account with a commission, Stop Out Protection takes your commission into account when calculating virtual funds.
The formula is: (current spread + commission) / 2
For example, if you buy 1 lot of XAUUSD on a Raw Spread account with a total spread of 6.3 pips and a commission of 3.5 USD per lot, you'll have virtual funds of 6.65 USD to protect your orders, calculated as (6.3 USD + 3.5 USD + 3.5 USD) / 2 = 6.65 USD
In this case, your trades will only be closed by a stop out if your account equity drops below -6.65 USD.
So, with Stop Out Protection, you can trade more confidently, knowing that this feature helps to delay and sometimes even prevent stop outs which is especially important during times of market volatility and spread widening.
The slippage rule is used to limit slippage for pending orders. The rule is applied when the requested price of a pending order differs from the market price at the time of execution. This is usually due to high volatility, low liquidity, or other market factors.
The slippage rule applies to the following account types: Standard Cent, Standard, Pro, Standard Plus, Raw Spread, and Zero accounts.
- When is the slippage rule applied?
- Which accounts and instruments are affected by the slippage rule?
- Slippage-free ranges for common currency pairs
- Examples of the slippage rule
When is the slippage rule applied?
The slippage rule is applied when the requested price specified in your pending order differs from the market price at the time of execution.
According to the rule, if the difference in pips between the market price at the time of execution and the requested price of your order is equal to or exceeds a certain number of pips (known as the slippage-free range) for a particular instrument, your order will be executed at the market price. If the difference is less than the slippage-free range, your order will be executed at your requested price.
Different trading instruments have different slippage-free ranges. (Refer to the table below)
Which accounts and instruments are affected by the slippage rule?
The slippage rule is applicable for the following instruments and accounts:
- All currency pairs with suffix -c (Standard Cent account)
- All currency pairs with suffix -m (Standard account) including Crypto, Energies, Stocks, and Indices.
- All currency pairs with suffix -z (Zero account) including Crypto, Energies, Stocks, and Indices.
- All currency pairs with no suffix (Pro account, Raw Spread, and Standard Plus) Crypto, Energies, Stocks, and Indices.
Slippage-free ranges for common currency pairs
|Trading instrument||Slippage-free range (in pips)|
|XAUUSD||0 - (6x spread)*|
|BTCUSD||0 - (6x spread)*|
Slippage-free ranges are dynamic and can vary from the values specified above based on market conditions and your trading activity. Any changes affect new and existing pending orders.
*Spread used is at the time of order execution; as per the example below.
Commission-based accounts (like Raw and Zero accounts) include the commission per lot per side into the calculation of the slippage-free range, along with spread (if applicable).
Read more about how commission works for information on commission-based trading accounts.
Examples of the slippage rule
You place stop loss (SL) on a Buy XAUUSD order at 1965.636 with a Pro account. There was a gap on the market or extremely high volatility and the price during execution of your stop loss order was 1965.626, 10 pips lower than the SL set.
As a result, the requested price (1965.636) of your pending order (stop loss) differs from the market price at the time of execution (1965.626), so should lead to execution with slippage.
However with our slippage rule, we execute at your requested price instead if the difference is within the slippage-free range; for XAUUSD this is 0 to 6x spread as per the table above.
If the spread is 20 pips for XAUUSD, the slippage-free range for XAUUSD is between 0 and 120 pips. The difference between requested price and market price during execution is 10 pips, which is lower than the maximum of 120 pips. Therefore your stop loss will be executed at your requested price instead of market price.
Please note that the slippage free range is dynamic and varies based on your trading activity and market conditions. Therefore the maximum slippage-free range can be lower than 10 pips, or even zero, and in such cases the stop loss would be executed at market price with slippage (1965.626 in this example).
Unlimited leverage is the highest available leverage setting for all Exness account types. It is not available by default as it is recommended for experienced traders.
We recommend understanding what is leverage and leverage requirements before trading with unlimited leverage.
As unlimited leverage carries higher risks of loss, the following prerequisites are required for real trading accounts:
- The trading account must have funds (equity) of less than 1,000 USD.
- The trader must close at least 10 orders (excluding pending orders) with a minimum value of 5 lots (or 500 cent lots) across all real trading accounts in their Personal Area (PA).
To enable unlimited leverage for demo trading accounts, you must set your equity to any number less than 1,000 USD (equity amount of 999.99 USD or less).
Note: requirements are in place to limit risk exposure while offering experienced traders unlimited leverage.
The option to set unlimited leverage will appear in any qualifying trading account’s leverage settings once the criteria are met. Read more on how to change your leverage on your trading account.
Instruments unavailable for unlimited leverage:
- Exotic (currency pairs)
- Commodities (Energies)
- XPD (currency pairs)
- XPT (currency pairs)
These instruments have fixed margin requirements, so are not affected by unlimited leverage.
Note: Stop Out Protection may not be available for trading accounts set to unlimited leverage in order to strike a balance between trader benefits and risks. Click the link to learn more about Stop Out Protection.
The Exness VPS service enables users to run automated trading strategies unaffected by personal desktop or internet connectivity limitations. Applying for Exness VPS could not be simpler: meet a minimum requirement of trading account balance and/or 30-day trading volume, then submit a request from your Personal Area.
Follow the link for a detailed look at the free Exness VPS service.
Exness provides a bespoke and robust currency converter allowing the comparison of up to 6 different currencies at once, updated in real-time.
- Visit the Exness website.
- Open the Tools menu and select Currency Converter.
- Set the amount to be converted and select the base currency from the dropdown menu.
- You can add up to 5 more currencies by setting each currency in their respective dropdown menus..
- Conversions happen in real-time, based on current exchange rates.
The currency converter is useful for projecting how much a conversion from your trading account currency into a foreign currency may cost, however every deposit and withdrawal will show conversion rates before the transaction is initiated; follow the link to see where transaction conversion rates are shown.
The investment calculator is a tool helping you to calculate the trading conditions of an order based on:
- Account type
- Account currency
- Trading instrument
- Trading volume in lots
Results are based on actual market data, but may differ to live conditions due to currency conversion and spread differences. The investment calculator is also available in Exness Trade.
Watch the video below to learn how to use the investment calculator:
The investment calculator generates results based on live market conditions for the following:
- Margin: amount of funds reserved to keep an order open and calculated in the trading account currency.
- Spread cost: amount paid to open an order. The investment calculator result is based on the average spread cost of the previous trading day as spread cost changes dynamically based on current market conditions; true spread cost can only be determined when a real order is opened.
- Commission: charges applied to Raw Spread and Zero trading accounts when an order is opened.
- Swap short: interest applied to sell orders left open overnight.
- Swap long: interest applied to buy orders left open overnight.
- Pip value: how much money will be earned or lost if the price changes by 1 pip.
Points to note:
- The investment calculator offers a wide variety of trading instruments for you to choose from, including forex currency pairs, metals, stocks, indices, energies, and cryptocurrencies.
- When selecting instruments with fixed margin requirements, the leverage setting will be disabled.
- Values shown on the investment calculator might differ with actual values (especially spread cost) as it displays averages.