What is buying on margin ?
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Buying on margin is the purchase of an asset by using leverage and borrowing the balance from a bank or broker.

When buying on margin you can invest in more assets than you’d be able with your funds alone. This way, you can diversify your portfolio and increase potential revenue from short-term investments. Keep in mind that higher revenue is accompanied with additional risk.

EXANTE provides you with a margin trading account by default. You can trade FX currencies, liquid stocks and bonds with leverage. As stock exchange margin requirements apply to futures, they are not subject to leverage. No leverage is also provided for funds.

If a contract is traded at a specific exchange, EXANTE charges a margin as set by the respective exchange. EXANTE also reserves the right to charge above or below the exchange margin for certain contracts, depending on market conditions.

You can always check leverage for the instrument in the Instrument Info module of your desktop platform.


If you are eager to change the leverage rate of a particular instrument, please contact your account manager.

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