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French Presidential Election Sunday 7th May

The French Presidential Election – Round 2 taking place on Sunday 7th May is likely to cause increased volatility across the Global financial markets.

Due to the high-risk event, our margin rates will be changing on some of our products from Friday 5th May. The changes will take place throughout the course of the day.

Please note that as a result of the new margin rates during the affected period, you may need to amend open positions or pending orders.

We advise you to monitor your positions and ensure you have sufficient funds in your account to meet the new margin requirements in advance throughout this volatile trading period.

 

The following changes will apply from Friday 5th May 17:30 BST:


FX
Margin Group Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Margin Rate LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Margin Rate LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Margin Rate LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Margin Rate

Major

500,000

5

1%

1,500,000

15

2.5%

3,000,000

30

8%

3,000,000

30

10%

Minor

500,000

5

1%

1,000,000

10

3%

2,000,000

20

8%

2,000,000

20

10%

Exotic

500,000

5

5%

1,000,000

10

10%

2,500,000

25

10%

over 4,000,000

over 40 lots

20%

Indices
Margin Group Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
Notional USD Margin Rate Notional USD Margin Rate Notional USD Margin Rate Notional USD Margin Rate

Top Level

500,000

2%

1,000,000

3%

3,000,000

8%

over 4,500,000

15%

2nd Level

500,000

2%

1,000,000

4%

3,000,000

10%

over 4,500,000

15%

3rd Level

500,000

3%

1,000,000

5%

3,000,000

10%

over 4,500,000

20%

4th Level

250,000

4%

1,000,000

6%

2,000,000

12%

over 3,250,000

20%

Metals
Margin Group Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Margin Rate LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Margin Rate LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Margin Rate LCG Trader Notional USD MT4 Lots Margin Rate

Gold

500,000

4

2%

1,500,000

10

4%

3,000,000

25

8%

over 5,000,000

over 25 lots

15%

Silver

500,000

5

2%

1,500,000

15

4%

3,000,000

30

10%

over 5,000,000

over 30 lots

15%

Bonds
Market Min Margin
BOBL 2%
Bund 2%
Schatz 2%
Shares
Market Min Margin
EU Shares min 10%
UK, US & World Shares min 8%

The changes to our margin rates above will apply until further notice. Please note that, should market conditions deem it necessary, we reserve the right to make additional changes to our trading conditions in the days prior to and after the French Presidential Election. 

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