Margin and Leverage

Managing risk couldn’t be more flexible

With leverage up to 500:1 and no minimum deposit we have opened trading to all retail investors. The flexibility in leverage we offer at Icon FX means you can take advantage of even the smallest moves in the market (margin trading is risky and can lead to losses).
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No Min Deposit



0.01 Micro Lots

How does leverage work?

Leverage is a key feature of CFD trading, it allows traders to trade with an increased exposure to a market. This can be used to take advantage of smaller price movements and to manage risk effectively even with smaller account balances. For exa+mple: leverage of 100:1 for instance, will allow an investor to invest $10,000 in the market with only $100 as a deposit.

Ribbon: no minimum deposit, 0.01 micro lots, margin from 1%, leverage up to 500:1

What is Margin?

In order to open a CFD (contract for difference) position on your account, you will need to deposit an amount of money known as margin. The margin reflects a percentage of the full value of the position and is referred to as ‘position margin’ on our platform. If the equity in an account falls below the required margin requirement the position will be closed or ‘stopped-out’.

Margin call

A margin call is an alert to deposit additional funds into your trading account. Whenever your account margin falls below 80% of the required margin, a margin call warning will be sent via email. The purpose of this notice is to inform you that you do not have sufficient funds to keep open positions.

Stop-out level

Your stop-out level determines at what equity level open positions will be closed automatically. At Icon FX when your account margin drops below 50%, the open positions are closed. Margin calls can be made at short notice and can be substantial. It is important for you to familiarise yourself with our Margin Call Policy.

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