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Changes in trading conditions due to US President election

Dear customers, in addition to the update of trading conditions for US indices due to the coming US President elections we would like to inform you about the following changes in trading conditions taking place from November 7 till November 9th across all platforms and accounts.

  • Leverage will be lowered to 1:200 for currency pairs and to 1:50 for metals and oil.
  • Margin requirements will be increased 5 times for accounts with the balance higher than $10000 (or equivalent).  

This is all due to the fact that higher volatility, low liquidity and spreads widening are expected during US President election period. Trading conditions are expected to get back to normal on 00:00 EET (Server time) November 10. 

We would like to remind you that starting from 31.10 leverage for US30, NAS100, SPX500 indices will be lowered from 1:50 to 1:10 on Metatrader 5 trading platform. Leverage will be lowered from October 31 till November 14.

Please consider this information while planning your trading.

We would like you to be aware that further changes can be made depending on market volatility.

 We would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please, contact our Customers Support in case you have any questions. If any questions occur, please contact us at support@octafx.com.

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