ESMA is considering the following leverage restrictions which will significantly affect your trading:

  • 30:1 leverage on major currency pairs = 3.33% margin
  • 20:1 leverage on major indices and gold = 5% margin
  • 10:1 leverage on commodities = 10% margin
  • 5:1 leverage on stocks = 20% margin

ESMA asks: How will these leverage restrictions impact your trading?

Use the form below to reply to the European regulator now:

The deadline for responses was 5th of February.
All the timely send replies was forwarded to ESMA.

Thank you for your feedback.

ESMA’s proposal will significantly increase the required margin to trade. See examples below:

 

Instrument Size Current Trading 212 Margin ESMA suggested margin
EUR/USD 100 000 1% = 1000 EUR 3.33% = 3300 EUR
German 30 10 1% = 1350 EUR 5% = 6750 EUR
UK 100 1 1% = 770 GBP 5% = 3850 GBP
Gold 100 0.5% = 675 USD 5% = 6750 USD
Oil 1 000 1% = 650 USD 10% = 6500 USD

If accepted you may need to deposit more funds in order to trade and keep your positions open.