Moscow Exchange revises margin requirements for Forex, precious metals markets

Moscow Exchange (MOEX), the biggest marketplace for trading currencies and derivatives in Russia and the countries from CIS, today announced it would adjust risk parameters for some instruments on its Forex and precious metals markets.

The changes will come into effect on April 1, 2015, and reflect a decision by the Bank National Clearing Centre.

The new risk-parameter levels replace those introduced on January 9, 2015. A swift comparison shows that the margin requirements for the most popular currencies are reduced, whereas the margin requirement for Gold is tightened – in fact it is up nearly twice.

The table below provides details on the new risk parameters:


The changes in margin requirements for the Forex and precious metals markets come along new risk-parameter levels for the equities and derivatives markets too. To get more details from the original announcement by the Moscow Exchange, click here.

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