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Please be informed that the new measure announced by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), will come into effect on Wednesday, 1st of August 2018. The new regulations being introduced by ESMA will govern the leverage profiles applied to retails traders for EZInvest.com in order to protect traders and to ensure both responsible position sizing and risk management.
From 1st August 2018 (applicable to Retail clients only)
1. Maximum leverage limits on new positions Leverages have been reduced and adjusted to reflect the volatility of the underlying asset. Trading with smaller leverage means the market will need larger adverse price movements in order to impact your account.
2. 50% margin close- out on account level basis
Positions will close out at 50% of initial margin requirement to reduce the risk of loss.
Example: Say you have €2000 in your account, you then open a GER30 positions that requires €1000 margin. 50% of the initial margin requirement for the GER30 position is €500. If your equity falls from your original €2000 to €500 or less, then we will close out your positions.
WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU MONITOR YOU ACCOUNT AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE SUFFICIENT MARGIN TO MAINTAIN YOUR OPEN POSITIONS.
For full publication of the ESMA official journal please click here
If you would like to keep your current leverage setting on your account, this is possible, but only if you qualify as a professional client and elect to opt up. FIND OUT MORE
If you have any questions regarding how ESMA rules impact could your trading, please contact us by live chat or by email at [email protected]