US Election Update: Temporary Changes to Margins and Guaranteed Stop Loss Orders

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US Election Update: Temporary Changes to Margins and Guaranteed Stop Loss Orders

US Election Update: Temporary Changes to Margins and Guaranteed Stop Loss Orders


Much like we saw with the UK referendum, any political fallout will only increase volatility in the financial markets. Particularly if the unexpected happens.

To address the potential volatility we are implementing the following temporary measures. All times listed are local London time (GMT).


- - - Temporary Margins Changes - - -

From 22:00 Sunday 6 November to 08:00 Thursday 10 November we will be making some minor adjustments to the margins of the following asset classes:

Asset Class Temporary Margin Factor
Forex Increase to 2%
Stock Indices Increase to 2%
Metals Increase to 2%
Energies Increase to 2%

Margins on individual shares will remain unchanged.


- - - No 'New' Guaranteed Stop Loss Orders - - -

Clients will not be able to apply any new Guaranteed Stop Loss orders to their trades from 22:00 Sunday 6 November to 08:00 Thursday 10 November.

If you already have a Guaranteed Stop Loss on an open position prior to 22:00 Sunday 6 November then: - - - Orders Aware Margining (OAM) - - -

OAM will be removed from 22:00 Sunday 6 November to 08:00 Thursday 10 November.


- - - Planning to Trade? Please Ensure Your Account is Funded & Monitor Your Trades - - -

If you have any open positions, or if you plan to trade, then please be aware of the potential volatility, possible markets gaps and increased margin requirements.

As always, we recommend you monitor your positions carefully. Pease maintain a sufficient account surplus, well above the minimum margin requirement, in advance of the above changes.


- - - Returning to Normal Margins, Guaranteed Stops & OAM - - -

We are planning to keep the above measures in place from 22:00 Sunday 6 November to 08:00 Thursday 10 November.

Should conditions allow we will endeavour to return to our normal settings before this time.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Also see: UK election spread betting guide.


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