Margin Requirements and Policies
LGI's margin requirements are the most advantageous in the industry:
LGI is able to maintain these low margin requirements by enabling automatic liquidation of positions once a margin call is reached. This policy also provides for the protection of client account balances in the event of rapid price movements.
A margin call is reached if a client's account equity falls below the required margin. For example, in an account, if a client has 1 lot (SGOL) of open positions a margin call will occur if account equity drops below NRs 12000. At this point, some or all of the client's open positions will be closed immediately at current prices.
Traders are also able to monitor both usable margin and used margin in real-time from the "Account Information" window of the online trading platform. Positions will be automatically closed once usable margin drops below zero.
GCI encourages clients to avoid margin calls by either using stop loss orders or maintaining adequate funds in the account relative to position size.
More on CFD Margins
Commodities CFDs are traded in lots that are equivalent in contract size. For example, a trader can purchase 1 lot of a CFD on SGOL at NRS 40000, for a total position value of NRS 400,000. The required margin for this trade is NRS 12000. Commodities are traded in "lots". Please see specifications for further information on contract sizes.