Leverage

LCG uses a dynamic leverage model on both LCGtrader as well as MT4 platforms, which automatically adapts to clients trading positions. As the volume per Instrument of a client increases, the maximum leverage offered decreases accordingly;

Forex
Margin Group Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Leverage LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Leverage LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Leverage LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Leverage
Majors 3,000,000 30 500 3,000,000 30 200 3,000,000 30 100 3,000,000 30 50
Minors 2,000,000 20 200 2,000,000 20 100 2,000,000 20 50 2,000,000 20 25
Exotic 500,000 5 50 1,000,000 10 20 2,500,000 25 10 over 4,000,000 over 40 lots 5
Spot Metals
Margin Group Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Leverage LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Leverage LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Leverage LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Leverage
Top Level 500,000 5 200 1,500,000 10 50 3,000,000 25 20 over 5,000,000 over 40 lots 10
2nd Level 500,000 5 100 1,500,000 15 25 3,000,000 30 12.5 over 5,000,000 over 50 lots 8
Indices
Margin Group Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
Notional USD Leverage Notional USD Leverage Notional USD Leverage Notional USD Leverage
Top Level 1,000,000 500 3,000,000 200 6,000,000 33 over 10,000,000 20
2nd Level 1,000,000 250 2,000,000 100 5,000,000 25 over 8,000,000 10
3rd Level 500,000 100 1,000,000 50 3,000,000 20 over 4,500,000 5
4th Level 250,000 50 1,000,000 20 2,000,000 10 over 3,250,000 5
Shares
Margin Group Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
Notional USD Leverage Notional USD Leverage Notional USD Leverage Notional USD Leverage
Top Level 500,000 33.33 2,500,000 10 3,000,000 3.33 over 6,000,000 1.33
2nd Level 500,000 20 2,500,000 6.67 3,000,000 2.5 over 6,000,000 1.33
3rd Level 500,000 10 2,500,000 4 3,000,000 2 over 6,000,000 1
4th Level 100,000 5 1,000,000 2 over 1,100,000 1
5th Level (Full Margin Required) 1
Commodities
Margin Group Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
Notional USD Leverage Notional USD Leverage Notional USD Leverage Notional USD Leverage
Top Level 500,000 200 1,500,000 50 3,000,000 20 over 5,000,000 10
2nd Level 500,000 100 1,500,000 25 3,000,000 12.5 over 5,000,000 8
3rd Level 250,000 50 1,000,000 20 2,000,000 10 over 3,500,000 5
4th Level 250,000 25 1,000,000 10 over 1,250,000 10
Bonds and Rates
Margin Group Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
Notional USD Leverage Notional USD Leverage Notional USD Leverage Notional USD Leverage
Top Level 1,000,000 1000 2,000,000 250 3,000,000 100 over 6,000,000 50
2nd Level 500,000 1000 2,000,000 125 3,000,000 50 over 5,500,000 20
3rd Level 500,000 250 2,000,000 100 3,000,000 20 over 4,500,000 10
ECN
Margin Group Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Leverage LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Leverage LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Leverage
ECN - all pairs 10,000,000 100 200 10,000,000 100 100 over 20,000,000 over 200 lots 50

This is done on a per symbol basis, so leverage is calculated separately on each symbol. For example, if a trader has 400 lots Buy on GBPUSD, and then starts trading USDCHF, his/her margin requirement for USDCHF, will not be affected by the existing GBPUSD positions.

Each symbol/instrument is given a specific "margin group". Leverage calculation is done using the specific parameters and tiers of this margin group.

Above you may find all the tables containing the tiering of margin groups together with the leverage for each tier.

LCG trader tiers are calculated on notional USD volume traded where as MT4 are calculated based on open lots.

You may find the margin group of each instrument from the "spread and costs" tables of each market.

CFD trading is high risk and may not be suitable for everyone. Losses can exceed your deposits.

CFD trading is high risk and may not be suitable for everyone. Losses can exceed your deposits.