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OANDA Japan today announced a set of pending changes to margin requirements for dozens of currency trading instruments it offers to its clients.
The new requirements come into effect on December 14, 2015 and are introduced in response to changes in market conditions and regulatory requirements. The broker refers to the events from January 15, 2015, as well as to August swings in USD/JPY, and states that tightening the margin requirements is done in order to protect traders.
The changes apply to numerous instruments but the broker wishes to highlight the following changes:
For corporate (institutional) accounts, the margin will change:
- USD/JPY – From 2% / 1% to 3%;
- EUR/USD – From 2% / 1% to 2%;
- EUR/JPY – From 2% / 1% to 3%;
- GBP/USD – From 2% / 1% to 2%;
- GBP/JPY – From 2% / 1% to 3%;
- AUD/USD – From 2% / 1% to 3%;
- AUD/JPY – From 2% / 1% to 3%.
For personal and corporate accounts the margin will change:
- ZAR/JPY – From (Personal) 4% , (Corporate) 2% / 1% to 5%;
- HKD/JPY – From (Personal) 4% , (Corporate) 2% to 5%;
- EUR/CHF – From (Personal) 4% , (Corporate) 2% / 1% to 5%.
To view the official announcement from OANDA Japan on the pending changes to margin requirements, click here.
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