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Forex.com hikes EUR pair margins ahead of German elections

Sep 15 2017
By
Jonathan Smith

Forex.com, one of the retail forex brokerages of Gain Capital, announced it is temporarily increasing the margin requirements on the EUR forex pairs in order to protect its clients from potential market volatility around the upcoming general elections in Germany.

 

Even though the outcome of the elections appears predetermined with a stable lead of the ruling coalition of Angela Merkel, a surprise is never impossible and it could affect the markets and the Euro rate significantly.

 

For this reason, starting from September 21, the Forex.com margin requirement for all EUR forex pairs, including the most popular – EURUSD, will be lowered to 1% (1:100). The same margin requirements will also be applied to the CFDs on two benchmark indices: GER30 and FRA40, also from September 21. The lower leverage will be in effect until Tuesday September 26, 2017.

 

Hiking the margin requirements on certain instruments is a standard precaution for many brokers, ahead of elections or other political events that could significantly affect the markets and cause volatility. Most likely Forex.com would be the first of many to announce such measures in the upcoming days.

 

  

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