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October 26, 2017

Question:How required margin gets doubled during trading breaks? and Why?

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Answer:

Increased Margin is typically double the normal required margin and is available during and around trading breaks.

The reason behind this policy is to moderate the risks caused by potential price gaps that can occur during these times and can cause serious harm to invested funds.

Standard algorithm

The increased Margin stated above come into effect approximately 15-90 minutes prior to trading breaks.

These trading breaks may include daily, weekends and holidays breaks or any other breaks whether in the initiative of the company or due to other circumstances.

The increased Margin is usually valid up until 15 minutes following the re-opening of the market.

For Fridays’ closure, increased Margin come into effect on most instruments 2 hours before the trading close.

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