CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 72.93% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Forex leverage

Forex Trading Leverage Explained

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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).

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  • indices
  • Commodities

What Leverage Does Vantage Offer?

Vantage offers the following leverage (for Retail Clients):
30:1 leverage restriction for major currency pairs
20:1 for non-major currency pairs, gold and major indices
10:1 for commodities other than gold and non-major equity indices
Professional Clients are entitled to leverage of up to 500:1 on Forex.

By submitting an increase in trade leverage request, you accept that this can result in high risk and severe or total account loss. Vantage 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 News Centre.

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

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Up to 500:1 Leverage for
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How to Submit a Forex Leverage Change Request

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

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