Clients who are eligible and would like to be categorized as professional clients could:
Example of higher leverage usage: In order to enter into a EURUSD transaction with position volume of 100 000 units, a retail client must have at least EUR 3330 in his/her account. To make the same deal, professional client must have at least 500 euro.
Professional clients are treated differently because they are assumed to have sufficient experience and knowledge in protecting themselves and in bearing with the investment risks.
In order to be categorized as a professional client, you must declare that you meet at least two of the following criteria:
Traded volume. In the last four quarters, you have made on average of 10 deals for a quarter with a significant volume. Explanation: For volumes traded, you can also take into account volumes you have traded with other investment intermediaries in the country and / or abroad. The deal has a significant volume when its amount exceeds 10 000 euros.
Portfolio. You own a portfolio of financial instruments and cash worth more than 500 000 euro. Explanation: Savings, bank deposits, securities or portfolios with other investment intermediaries and banks in the country and / or abroad can be taken into account for the purposes of the financial portfolio.
Experience. You have worked for more than 1 year in the financial sector in a position that requires knowledge of BenchMark's transactions and services.
|Margin (leverage)||Professional client||Retail client|
|Major||0.25% (1:400)||3.33% (1:30)|
|Major indices||0.5% (1:200)||5% (1:20)|
|Gold||0.5% (1:200)||5% (1:20)|
|Oil, gas||1% (1:100)||10% (1:10)|
|Stocks||10% (1:10)||20% (1:5)|
|Cryptocurrencies||10% (1:10)||50% (1:2)|
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