Yadix offers a flexible leverage philosophy where clients can choose to trade using 1:1 through to 1:500 leverage. The use of leverage should be carefully considered as it can be both beneficial and also risky for clients. The correct use of leverage can help clients maximise the profitability of successful trading positions but if misused, higher leverage can result in stop-outs on unsuccessful positions or if a trade goes against you.

As an STP forex broker, we highly recommend that the leverage choice should be set to a maximum of 1:200, this level still allows significant increase of account margin but also protects you against losing positions. Generally when trading forex with a dealing desk, the broker encourages the use of higher leverage as they know that statistically when trading with higher leverage, most positions end up being stopped out due to lack of account equity to ride a negative position.

Leverage & Margin

In the forex markets, leverage can be used to reduce the collateral needed to enter the market that is referred to as margin in the MT4 trading platform. Yadix offers flexible leverage to allow clients to choose the level of risk. Should you choose leverage of 1:500, this means that with a $1,000 balance you can purchase $400,000 of a chosen currency. As the market moves for or against your order, the account equity either grows or reduces at the same rate according to the leverage level. Traders must remember that in forex, leverage is a double-edged sword. While it can multiply your profits, it can equally increase your potential losses. Yadix highly recommends that all traders use a lower level of leverage, or at least to understand the full risk of misusing leverage.

Leverage Ratio & Minimum Margin Requirements

Leverage is always used as a ratio and is always reliant on the margin requirements set. At Yadix, margin is calculated as follows:Position Size/Leverage * Currency Pair Current Exchange Rate. As a trader, it’s important to understand both risks and benefits of trading forex using leverage. By using leverage of 1:100, the client can enter the market with 100 dollars for every dollar in the account. With a balance of $1,000 in the account, you can trade up to $100,000. Your trade has the earning potential of a $100,000 order, but, you also face the risk of losing the equivalent of a $100,000 trade if the position goes against you. Leverage is the most common cause of significant trading losses.

What Leverage does Yadix Offer?

Yadix offers a flexible choice of leverage from 1:1 up to 1:500. All traders should carefully consider their leverage choice, and we would recommend a maximum leverage of 1:100 for better risk management. Trading with higher leverage is a common error and can increase the risks of trading.

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