Margin is the amount of funds needed in order to make a trade, which is expressed as an exact amount or percentage of the total value of the trade. At Swissquote, you can trade over 100 products including Forex, Commodities and Stock Indices on MetaTrader 4 based on the following margin rates.





Forex

 
Symbol Description Initial Margin Requirement
AUDCAD Australian Dollar vs. Canadian Dollar 1%
AUDCHF Australian Dollar vs. Swiss Franc 1%
AUDJPY Australian Dollar vs. Japanese Yen 1%
AUDNZD Australian Dollar vs. New Zealand Dollar 1%
AUDUSD Australian Dollar vs. US Dollar 1%
CADCHF Canadian Dollar vs. Swiss Franc 1%
CADJPY Canadian Dollar vs. Japanese Yen 1%
CADSGD Canadian Dollar vs. Singapore Dollar 1%
CHFDKK Swiss Franc vs. Danish Krone 15%
CHFHUF Swiss Franc vs Hungarian Forint 2%
CHFJPY Swiss Franc vs. Japanese Yen 1%
CHFNOK Swiss Franc vs. Norwegian Krone 1%
CHFPLN Swiss Franc vs. Polish Zloty 2%
CHFSEK Swiss Franc vs. Swedish Krona 1%
CHFSGD Swiss Franc vs. Singapore Dollar 1%
DKKSEK Danish Krone vs. Swedish Krona 15%
EURAUD Euro vs. Australian Dollar 1%
EURCAD Euro vs. Canadian Dollar 1%
EURCHF Euro vs. Swiss Franc 1%
EURCZK Euro vs. Czech Koruna 2%
EURDKK Euro vs. Danish Krone 15%
EURGBP Euro vs. British Pound 1%
EURHKD Euro vs Hong Kong Dollar 2%
EURHUF Euro vs. Hungarian Forint 2%
EURJPY Euro vs. Japanese Yen 1%
EURNOK Euro vs. Norwegian Krone 1%
EURNZD Euro vs. New Zealand Dollar 1%
EURPLN Euro vs. Polish Zloty 2%
EURRUB Euro vs. Russian Ruble 4%
EURSEK Euro vs. Swedish Krona 1%
EURSGD Euro vs Singapore Dollar 1%
EURTRY Euro vs. Turkish Lira 2%
EURUSD Euro vs. US Dollar 1%
EURZAR Euro vs South African Rand 2%
GBPAUD British Pound vs. Australian Dollar 1%
GBPCAD British Pound vs. Canadian Dollar 1%
GBPCHF British Pound vs. Swiss Franc 1%
GBPDKK British Pound vs. Danish Krone 15%
GBPHUF British Pound vs. Hungarian Forint 2%
GBPJPY British Pound vs. Japanese Yen 1%
GBPNOK British Pound vs. Norwegian Krone 1%
GBPNZD British Pound vs. New Zealand Dollar 1%
GBPPLN British Pound vs. Polish Zloty 2%
GBPSEK British Pound vs. Swedish Krona 1%
GBPSGD British Pound vs Singapore Dollar 1%
GBPTRY British Pound vs Turkish Lira 4%
GBPUSD British Pound vs. US Dollar 1%
HKDJPY Hong Kong Dollar vs Japanese Yen 2%
NOKJPY Norwegian Krone vs. Japanese Yen 1%
NOKSEK Norwegian Krone vs. Swedish Krona 1%
NZDCAD New Zealand Dollar vs. Canadian Dollar 1%
NZDCHF New Zealand Dollar vs. Swiss Franc 1%
NZDDKK New Zealand Dollar vs. Danish Krona 15%
NZDJPY New Zealand Dollar vs. Japanese Yen 1%
NZDSEK New Zealand Dollar vs. Swedish Krona 1%
NZDSGD New Zealand Dollar vs. Singapore Dollar 1%
NZDUSD New Zealand Dollar vs. US Dollar 1%
SEKJPY Swedish Krona vs. Japanese Yen 1%
SGDHKD Singapore Dollar vs Hong Kong Dollar 2%
SGDJPY Singapore vs Japanese Yen 1%
TRYJPY Turkish Lira vs. Japanese Yen 4%
USDCAD US Dollar vs. Canadian Dollar 1%
USDCHF US Dollar vs. Swiss Franc 1%
USDCNH US Dollar vs. Offshore Chinese Yuan 4%
USDCZK US Dollar vs. Czech Koruna 2%
USDDKK US Dollar vs. Danish Krone 15%
USDHKD US Dollar vs. Hong Kong Dollar 2%
USDHUF US Dollar vs. Hungarian Forint 2%
USDJPY US Dollar vs. Japanese Yen 1%
USDILS US Dollar vs. Israeli Shekel 1%
USDMXN US Dollar vs. Mexican Peso 2%
USDNOK US Dollar vs. Norwegian Krone 1%
USDPLN US Dollar vs. Polish Zloty 2%
USDRUB US Dollar vs. Russian Ruble 4%
USDSEK US Dollar vs. Swedish Krona 1%
USDSGD US Dollar vs. Singapore Dollar 1%
USDTRY US Dollar vs. Turkish Lira 2%
USDZAR US Dollar vs. South African Rand 2%

Commodities

 
Symbol Description Initial Margin Requirement
XAUAUD Gold vs. Austrailan Dollar 2%
XAUCHF Gold vs. Swiss Franc 2%
XAUEUR Gold vs. Euro 2%
XAUGBP Gold vs. British Pound 2%
XAUUSD Gold vs. US Dollar 2%
XPDUSD Spot Palladium 2%
XPTUSD Spot Platinum 2%
XAGAUD Silver vs. Austrailan Dollar 2%
XAGCHF Silver vs. Swiss Franc 2%
XAGEUR Silver vs. Euro 2%
XAGGBP Silver vs. British Pound 2%
XAGUSD Silver vs. US Dollar 2%
#USOILMY Forward US Crude Oil 2%
#UKOILMY Forward UK Crude Oil 2%
#NGMY Forward Natural Gas 2%
#HGMY Forward Heating Oil 2%
#GASMY Forward Gasoline 4%
#GSOMY Forward Gasoil 4%
#HGCMY Forward US Copper 4%

MY = Month Year



Stock Indices

 
Symbol Description Initial Margin Requirement
#DE30 Spot Germany 30 2%
#EU50 Spot EU Stocks 50 2%
#ES Spot Spain 35 2%
#CH Spot Switzerland 20 2%
#FR40 Spot France 40 2%
#GB100 Spot UK 100 2%
#DJ30 Spot US 30 2%
#NAS100 Spot US Tech 100 2%
#SP500 Spot US 500 2%
#DE30MY Forward Germany 30 2%
#EU50MY Forward EU Stocks 50 2%
#CHMY Forward Switzerland 20 2%
#NLMY Forward Netherlands 25 2%
#FR40MY Forward France 40 2%
#ESMY Forward Spain 35 2%
#GB100MY Forward UK 100 2%
#DJ30MY Forward US 30 2%
#NAS100MY Forward US Tech 100 2%
#SP500MY Forward US 500 2%
#RUSMY Forward US Small Cap 2000 2%
#NIK225MY Forward Japan 225 2%

MY = Month Year



Bonds

 
Symbol Description Initial Margin Requirement
#LGILTMY Forward Long Gilt 2%
#USBNDMY Forward US. T-Bond 2%

MY = Month Year