Gold and Silver are used as a hedge during economic crisis, therefore we call them the safe haven of investments. It is a good alternative to diversify your trading strategy as the market is not driven by any one country but the world as a whole. They are traded against the US dollar and traded in a similar way to the currency pairs on the platform, except that spot metals trade 23 hours a day.
Typical spreads under normal forex trading conditions
|Pair||STP Target Spread||ECN Target Spread**|
*Slippage may occur during volatile market conditions
**For ECN accounts, a commission charge of US$7 / €6 / PLN25 / GBP5.5 per lot applies
#Minimum level for placing Stop Loss and Take Profit orders from a current market price.
The metals market is open 23 hours day, 5 days a week.
Server Time (GMT+2): Open from Monday 01:01 to Friday 23:59
*Our Server Time will switch to GMT+3 during DST.
There are different leverages to cater to our clients’ trading preference, with leverage up to 1:500.
Please refer to the available leverages based on the account types.
* Leverage can significantly increase your losses as well as your gains. Therefore, it may not be suitable for all investors as traders may lose more than their initial investment amount.
Margin Requirement is an initial deposit required to maintain open positions. A portion of your trading account amount will be set aside as a margin deposit and this will be dependent on your leverage setting.
Margin requirement for one standard contract position in XAU/USD at 1588.08 with a leverage of 1:100 is calculated as follows:
Margin = (1 * 100 * $1588.08) / (100) = $1588.08
Margin requirement for one standard contract position in XAG/USD at 29.88 with a leverage of 1:100 is calculated as follows:
Margin = (1 * 5000 * $29.88) / (100) = $1494.00
Margin Call is a measure set by the brokerage to alert traders before their account funds fall below the Margin Requirement. This will prevent positions from liquidation due to insufficient Margin Requirement. At Anzo Capital, Margin Call is set at 80%, therefore, if your Equity [Balance – Open Positions Profit/loss] falls below 80% of the margin required to maintain your positions, a notification within MT4 will be sent to alert you to make additional deposit to maintain your open positions.
If you are unable to maintain sufficient funds in your account after hitting the Margin Call level, and your account funds depreciates to the Stop Out level, your positions will be closed automatically to prevent further losses into the negative territory. At Anzo Capital, Stop Out level is set at 50%.
It is a rollover interest (that is earned or paid) when traders hold their positions overnight. The interest for positions held over the weekend will occur on Wednesday. Therefore, the interest applied on Wednesday will be for three days of rollover interest.