Common Forex Leverage Amounts
Leverage is generally offered in a fixed amount and expressed as a ratio.
Each broker offers leverage as per their internal as well as country-specific rules and regulations, so the amount can vary significantly depending on broker and country.
For example, US Citizens are allowed to take a maximum leverage of 50:1 for major & minor pairs and 20:1 for exotic pairs.
The Common leverage amounts (global) are typically 20:1, 50:1, 100:1, 200:1 and 400:1.
Twenty to one leverage means you need $1 to place a trade order of $20.
Fifty to one leverage signifies that for every $1 you have in your account you can open a trade worth $50.
As an example, if you deposit $200, you would be able to trade for an amount up to $10,000 on the forex market using 50:1 leverage.
It's not recommended to trading the full amount ($10,000) in any situation, but you would have the ability to trade up to that amount.
A leverage of One hundred to one means that for every 1 unit of currency you have in your account, you can place a trade worth 100 units of currency. This is the most common leverage amount offered on a standard lot account.
For example, the typical $2000 minimum deposit for a standard lot account would provide you the power to control $200,000.
Two hundred to one leverage signifies that for every 1 unit of currency you have in your account, you can open a trade worth 200 currency units.
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This is a common leverage amount offered on a mini and micro lot account.
For example, the typical $100 minimum deposit amount for a micro lot account would give you the facility to place trades up to the amount of $20,000 (2 mini lots or 20 micro lots).
The leverage of Four hundred to one means that for every 1 currency unit you have in your account, you can open a trade worth 400 units of currency.
Though this is not very common, some brokers offer 400:1 leverage on mini or micro lot accounts.
For example, anyone depositing $200 into their forex account can place a trade up to $80,000 (we don't recommend it).