Leverage is the ratio of equity to capital provided by the broker, affecting the margin required for an open order. Traders can open orders of much larger volumes with lower margins by using leverage. Leverage as a ratio of trader equity to provided capital is expressed by its ratio, e.g. 1:200, 1:2000, or 1:Unlimited.
Traders can earn significantly more with leverage, but losses are also amplified too. Therefore, it’s important to assess the risks and make use of stop orders and limit orders to mitigate potential loss.
The amount of leverage available depends on your trading account’s current equity among other factors. Follow the link to find out how to change your leverage.
Note: For clients registered with Tadenex Limited (our Kenyan entity), the maximum available leverage is 1:400.
The maximum leverage setting available dynamically adjusts to your trading account's equity, this includes unlimited leverage. The leverage requirements are outlined in the useful table below:
|Equity||Maximum available leverage|
|USD 0 - 999.99||
1:Unlimited (if eligible)
1:2000 (available by default)
|USD 1 000 - 4 999.9||1:2000|
|USD 5 000 - 29 999.99||1:1000|
|USD 30 000 or more||1:500|
Read more about unlimited leverage as well as what is margin and dynamic, fixed, and higher-margin requirements.