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UPDATE AS OF 17 NOV, 2020. Margin changes on affected instruments have now been lifted, and clients can continue trading using leverage selections applied from before the US elections. As of 17 November only XAUUSD and XAUEUR which will remain at 1%.

Ahead of an anticipated increase in market volatility as well as a possible reduction in liquidity over the US election, Tiomarkets is temporarily increasing margin requirements on certain symbols. Please note the following new margin requirements which will be put in place after the close of business on Friday 30th October.

AUS200 2%
DE30 2%
DJ 2%
HK50 2%
NAS 2%
S&P500 2%
UK100 2%

Please note that all clients with existing positions should make sure their accounts are sufficiently funded to hold their current positions, or reduce their exposure ahead of the planned changes.

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Risk disclaimer: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Never deposit more than you are prepared to lose.


A graduate of the Cass Business School, Dave's career began with Credit Suisse as an Equity Options Trader on the London Stock Exchange, before moving into the world of FX with Chemical Bank and Citibank. 1994 saw him join National Australia Bank, first as a Senior Dealer, then Senior Vice President and Chief Dealer.

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