Margin and Leverage

Margin and Leverage

  • Flexible leverage between 1:1 – 888:1
  • Negative balance protection
  • Real-time risk exposure monitoring
  • No changes in margin overnight or at weekends
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What is Margin?

Margin is the amount of collateral to cover any credit risks arising during your trading operations.

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Dynamic Margin Percentage

The dynamic leverage available at Stellar Markets automatically adapts to the used margin and the volume traded on each financial instrument. This means that as the volume of trade per instrument increases.

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What is leverage?

Using leverage means that you can trade positions larger than the amount of money in your trading account. Leverage amount is expressed as a ratio, for instance 50:1, 100:1, or 500:1.

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Stellar Leverage

Depending on the account type you open at Stellar Markets, you can choose the leverage on a scale from 1:1 to 888:1. Margin requirements do not change during the week, nor do they widen overnight or at weekends.

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Leverage Risk

On the one hand, by using leverage, even from a relatively small initial investment you can make considerable profit. On the other hand, your losses can also become drastic if you fail to apply proper risk management.

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Margin Monitoring

At Stellar Markets you can control your real-time risk exposure by monitoring your used and free margin.

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Margin Call

Although each client is fully responsible for monitoring their trading account activity, Stellar Markets follows a margin call policy to guarantee that your maximum possible risk does not exceed your account equity.

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Stop-Out Level

The stop-out level refers to the equity level at which your open positions get automatically closed. For Stellar Standard, Fixed, Zero and ECN accounts, the stop-out level is 20%.