Margin requirement is the minimum amount you need as margin to open a new position. This is determined by the minimum Initial Margin (IM) figure for the market you wish to trade. You multiply the minimum IM by your unit stake to calculate your minimum margin requirement.

From 20th April, these requirements will be amended across Capital Spreads top traded markets. You can see our full list of amended margin requirements below.

As minimum IMR values are decreasing, please be aware that you will have increased margin available for trading.

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Market New min IMR
German 30 30
Wall Street 50
US Tech 100 (0.1) 85
UK 100 25
EUR/USD 25
US 500 60
USD/JPY 30
GBP/USD 35
AUD/USD 20
France 40 25
Gold 85
US Crude 70
EUR/JPY 30
Brent Crude Oil 80
EUR/GBP 20