Leverage Levels

Improve your capital efficiency and make potentially significant returns on your investment
from relatively small price changes with the use of leverage.



ArgusFX.com has designed its trading system in a way so that offers its retail clients the default leverage limit of 1:30 for major currency pairs, and less for other asset classes, in order to be in compliance with ESMA rules and regulations and hence demonstrate that this is in the best interest of its retail clients. However, ArgusFX.com clients have the option to change the default to a higher leverage level only if they can meet certain criteria and be classified as professionals. Further information can be found here.

Risk Multiplier

At ArgusFX.com we place great emphasis on protecting our clients; we are continuously assessing the risk of all our trading products and we apply strict margin requirement rules, which are based on various factors that affect the risk element of each financial product.

Factors that we analyse include but are not limited to:

  • Market volatility
  • Financial product liquidity
  • Political instability in the country the product is being offered or instability surrounding the country’s currency
  • Peges imposed on various currencies
  • Central banks’ behaviors on countries’ interest rates
  • Central banks’ history of currency interventions that are not market driven

The higher the risk, the larger the risk multiplier and consequently the margin required in order to open a position. In this way, we protect our clients in an effort to minimise the risk and potential loss they will face in opening positions on instruments we categorise as risky.

The multiplication factor used to calculate the margin required to open a transaction in Forex instruments.The margin requirement is the initial margin needed based on Account leverage multiplied by the integer. Risk Multiplier is used for Over-The-Counter transactions and/or for Margin Transactions specifying the minimum amount needed to open a potential transaction. Risk multiplier is sorting financial instruments based on their risk level. You can use our Margin calculator to get the exact amount you need to open a trade and maintain a portfolio. Risk Multipliers can be found here.


Margin Calculation for Forex

Account Leverage is 1:30. Margin for opening 1 lot EURUSD is calculated as follow:

((Quantity of Lots x Contract Size) X Symbol Leverage) x Risk Multiplier = Margin Required in Base currency

(1 x 100,000)x (1/30) = 3,333.33 EUR


Attention: Risk Multiplier remains in place despite of clients’ requests for maximum leverage increase.
Please be advised that all margin rates will be continuously reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Risk Warning:

Risk warning: CFDs are complex leveraged products and involve a high level of risk. 83% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should ensure that you understand the risks involved and that you can afford the possible risk of losing all your money. Seek independent advice if necessary.