Note: Leverage is limited to a maximum of 1:200 just prior to high impact news releases for new positions. Leverage will also be limited to 1:200 during periods of extreme market volatility. Already-opened positions are not affected -- only new Buy and Sell orders sent for execution just prior and during to news releases and these extremely volatile conditions.
All Limit and Stop orders that are triggered during a news release are affected by this limitation. These pending orders will only result in the opening of a new position if margin requirements under the reduced leverage are met, otherwise they will be cancelled by the system due to a lack of sufficient margin for execution. Note that any deposit bonuses are excluded from this margin calculation. This is to protect clients and help prevent accounts from attaining negative balances and large losses during moments of high volatility.