Forex

Margin FX Trading


Would you like to trade in the world’s most liquid market? The Forex market offers more liquidity than any other global financial market. It operates twenty four hours a day five days per week, with a turnover of up to US$ 5 trillion daily. Foreign exchange is often referred to as the Forex or FX market and is the marketplace in which the exchange of currencies, between two counter-parties takes place, at a mutually agreed rate or price. There is no central marketplace or exchange floor, rather Forex is an Over-the-Counter or OTC market.


Forex is an Over-the-Counter Market (OTC)

The majority of Forex trades are settled as spot trades, as opposed to settlement at a set date in the future as with many exchange traded products. Forex provides traders with the ability to execute buy or sell trades around the clock, with few restrictions. Creating opportunities for them to profit from variations in the value of one currency pair against another.

Trade with Leverage

Leverage or gearing effectively multiplies a client’s deposit or account value. This provides a client with the ability to hold larger positions than their initial deposit would cover. In other words traders can hold open positions, with only a fraction of the positions underlying value required as a deposit or margin. Leveraging your funds means you can make larger trades or a higher number of trades than your initial deposit on its own would allow*.


*The use of leverage can magnify profits but it can do the same for losses. Forex and CFDs are leveraged products, involve a high level of risk and can result in the loss of more than your invested capital. Please consult our full risk warning notice.

Contract Information

Blackwell Global’s typical ECN spreads are derived from our liquidity providers.

View our competitive spreads below.

Product Spread in PIPS Time Updated
AUDCAD 2.2 2017-10-21 09:11:06
AUDCHF 1.3 2017-10-21 09:11:01
AUDJPY 1.3 2017-10-21 09:11:03
AUDNZD 2.6 2017-10-21 09:11:02
AUDSGD 7.2 2017-10-21 09:11:01
AUDUSD 0.1 2017-10-21 09:11:02
CADCHF 2.1 2017-10-21 09:11:08
CADJPY 1.1 2017-10-21 09:11:11
CHFJPY 1.9 2017-10-21 09:11:10
CHFSGD 6.9 2017-10-21 09:11:12
EURAUD 0.7 2017-10-21 09:11:10
EURCAD 1.8 2017-10-21 09:11:11
EURCHF 1.3 2017-10-21 09:11:09
EURGBP 0.6 2017-10-21 09:11:12
EURJPY 0.4 2017-10-21 09:11:10
EURNOK 47.8 2017-10-21 09:11:11
EURNZD 4.3 2017-10-21 09:11:12
EURSEK 38.2 2017-10-21 09:11:05
EURSGD 3.4 2017-10-21 09:11:09
EURTRY 43.6 2017-10-21 09:11:02
EURUSD 0.3 2017-10-21 09:11:02
GBPAUD 1.9 2017-10-21 09:11:04
GBPCAD 2.3 2017-10-21 09:11:02
GBPCHF 0.6 2017-10-21 09:11:03
GBPJPY 0.7 2017-10-21 09:11:08
GBPNZD 6.3 2017-10-21 09:11:02
GBPSGD 6.1 2017-10-21 09:11:03
GBPUSD 0.4 2017-10-21 09:11:03
NOKJPY 0.9 2017-10-21 09:11:03
NOKSEK 10 2017-10-21 09:11:04
NZDCAD 3.7 2017-10-21 09:11:10
NZDCHF 2.9 2017-10-21 09:11:05
NZDJPY 1.3 2017-10-21 09:11:10
NZDUSD 0.7 2017-10-21 09:11:08
SGDJPY 2.3 2017-10-21 09:11:08
USDCAD 0.7 2017-10-21 09:11:09
USDCHF 0.8 2017-10-21 09:11:07
USDCNH 31.8 2017-10-21 09:11:08
USDDKK 7.2 2017-10-21 09:11:07
USDHKD 5.2 2017-10-21 09:11:09
USDHUF 36.8 2017-10-21 09:11:09
USDJPY 0.3 2017-10-21 09:11:09
USDMXN 42 2017-10-21 09:11:04
USDNOK 48 2017-10-21 09:11:04
USDPLN 31.4 2017-10-21 09:11:12
USDSEK 31.2 2017-10-21 09:11:11
USDSGD 1.7 2017-10-21 09:11:11
USDTRY 42.6 2017-10-21 09:11:04
USDZAR 117 2017-10-21 09:11:12

Leverage

Leverage allows you to hold a larger position than the initial cash deposit. Your initial outlay is supplemented to increase the value of your underlying investment. The higher the leverage, the larger the position the trader can execute for the same amount of the initial deposit.

For example, a client using 100:1 leverage could hold a position in the forex market of $100,000 with a margin of $1,000. For a 200:1 leverage, the client would need a $500 margin to hold the same position.

Leverage increases the potential of high returns when the market moves in their favour. However, please note that leverage will act against you when the market moves in the opposite direction to your prediction.

Leverage Levels

Different leverage levels apply to different account types.

Margin Requirement

When an investor opens an account with a broker, an initial deposit is required in order to open a position in the market. The required cash deposit will act as a deposit to cover any credit risk. Depending on the agreement, the investor could be able to leverage up to a certain limit.

The margin requirement for a forex trade is calculated using the following formula:

Margin = (Lot Size * Contract Size * Opening Price) / Leverage

The examples below are based on a Standard/Classic account with a leverage of 100:1.

Forex

Margin requirement for one standard contract position in EUR/USD at 1.2500 is calculated as follows:
Margin = (1 * 100,000 * $1.2500) / (100) = $1250.00

Spot Gold

Margin requirement of one standard contract position in Gold at 1579.01 is calculated as follows:
Margin = (1 * 100 * $1579.01) / (100) = $1579.01

Spot Silver

Margin requirement for one standard contract position in Silver at 28.70 is calculated as follows:
Margin = (1 * 5000 * $28.70) / (100) = $1435.00

Note: Interest is not required to be paid on the borrowed amount, but if the investor decides to hold his position overnight, interest will be charged as the rolled over rates on the total positions held.

Margin Call

Margin Call is a level set by a brokerage that defines the minimum amount of money required to trade in the market. When your account falls below the margin call level, you will need to make an additional deposit to maintain your positions. Alternatively, you can close some of your positions to reduce your required margin. At Blackwell Global, Margin Call is set at 120%.

Stop Out Level

In the event you are unable to maintain sufficient funds in your account after hitting Margin Call, and if your account value depreciates to the Stop Out level, your positions will be closed automatically to prevent further loss to your capital. At Blackwell Global, Stop Out level is set at 80%.

Swaps

Often referred to as Rollover Interest, swaps are charged when holding onto a position overnight due to the difference in interest rates between the base currency and the quote currency.

Blackwell Global deals forex trading on a “spot” basis. All trades are settled in two business days from inception as per market convention. Swaps are automatically calculated and settled at 21:59 GMT (Server Time 22:59) on a daily basis and Blackwell Global does not arrange for physical delivery. Any open positions held from Wednesday to Friday on a trade date basis will be charged three times the value.

The extra payment is to cover the interest that would normally have been charged on Saturday and Sunday when the market is closed.

Forex Rollover Interest

Product Short swap Long swap Time Updated
AUDCAD -3.2484375 0.7715625 2017-10-21 09:11:06
AUDCHF -8.178125 2.96371875 2017-10-21 09:11:01
AUDJPY -6.6078125 2.27090625 2017-10-21 09:11:03
AUDNZD 0.5176875 -2.685625 2017-10-21 09:11:02
AUDSGD -3.7825 1.4895 2017-10-21 09:11:01
AUDUSD -1.58535 0.3114125 2017-10-21 09:11:02
CADCHF -6.565 2.13796875 2017-10-21 09:11:08
CADJPY -4.6915625 1.28821875 2017-10-21 09:11:11
CHFJPY 1.2316875 -4.3234375 2017-10-21 09:11:10
CHFSGD 4.21275 -9.25625 2017-10-21 09:11:12
EURAUD 4.9125 -13.5303125 2017-10-21 09:11:10
EURCAD 3.0545625 -10.1484375 2017-10-21 09:11:11
EURCHF -2.4890625 0.4546875 2017-10-21 09:11:09
EURGBP 0.80315625 -2.8146875 2017-10-21 09:11:12
EURJPY 0.6388125 -2.833125 2017-10-21 09:11:10
EURNOK 12.2165625 -43.064375 2017-10-21 09:11:11
EURNZD 6.56071875 -18.1090625 2017-10-21 09:11:12
EURSEK -12.5840625 -2.115 2017-10-21 09:11:05
EURSGD 2.799375 -10.5 2017-10-21 09:11:09
EURTRY 98.68575 -216.13625 2017-10-21 09:11:02
EURUSD 3.211875 -6.855625 2017-10-21 09:11:02
GBPAUD 3.70021875 -10.5165625 2017-10-21 09:11:04
GBPCAD 1.76625 -6.5753125 2017-10-21 09:11:02
GBPCHF -5.958125 1.91128125 2017-10-21 09:11:03
GBPJPY -2.7125 0.206925 2017-10-21 09:11:08
GBPNZD 5.34 -15.1146875 2017-10-21 09:11:02
GBPSGD 2.025 -5.385 2017-10-21 09:11:03
GBPUSD 2.1890625 -6.2625 2017-10-21 09:11:03
NOKJPY -0.32875 0.1305 2017-10-21 09:11:03
NOKSEK -4.45 2.025 2017-10-21 09:11:04
NZDCAD -4.5775 1.2759375 2017-10-21 09:11:10
NZDCHF -8.675625 3.118125 2017-10-21 09:11:05
NZDJPY -7.4375 2.57259375 2017-10-21 09:11:10
NZDUSD -2.7165625 0.768 2017-10-21 09:11:08
SGDJPY -3.90125 0.85125 2017-10-21 09:11:08
USDCAD -3.1384375 0.66375 2017-10-21 09:11:09
USDCHF -8.8165625 3.20221875 2017-10-21 09:11:07
USDCNH 12.14925 -37.24625 2017-10-21 09:11:08
USDDKK -48.7725 23.15925 2017-10-21 09:11:07
USDHKD -32.885 14.3145 2017-10-21 09:11:09
USDHUF -15.0525 6.80775 2017-10-21 09:11:09
USDJPY -6.6140625 2.2381875 2017-10-21 09:11:09
USDMXN 211.6395 -516.6 2017-10-21 09:11:04
USDNOK -30.14 8.53828125 2017-10-21 09:11:04
USDPLN 1.07025 -4.495 2017-10-21 09:11:12
USDSEK -66.4171875 23.0296875 2017-10-21 09:11:11
USDSGD -3.414925 0.660875 2017-10-21 09:11:11
USDTRY 59.6000625 -166.105625 2017-10-21 09:11:04
USDZAR 114.621 -330.9275 2017-10-21 09:11:12

Specifications

24

Trading Hours

5

Trading Days

5

Pricing Decimals

3

Japanese Yen Decimals

100000

1 Standard Lot

2

Server Time (GMT+)

0.01

Min. Order Size

100

Max.Order Size (lots)

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