We would like to inform you that the upcoming US presidential elections, which will take place on 8th November 2016, will possibly lead to extreme market volatility, thin market liquidity, abnormal spreads and price gaps in many currency, commodity and stock markets globally.
In light of the elections, and in order to protect our clients and our Company from the anticipated market turbulence during the elections, XM will implement the following temporary measure:
from 8:00 a.m. server time (GMT 2) on Tuesday, 8th November 2016, the margin required for all positions (for opening new positions and for maintaining existing positions) will be temporarily increased for all instruments to:
This temporary measure will be completely waived for all positions and margin requirements will revert back to normal (as per normal client account leverage settings) by Wednesday 9th November 2016, shortly after the announcement of the results of the US presidential elections.
Clients who intend to keep open positions during the upcoming US presidential elections should ensure that their accounts are sufficiently funded to avoid any disturbances from possible margin calls and/or stop-outs in their trading activity.
Risk Warning: Forex, Commodities, Options and CFDs (OTC Trading) are leveraged products that carry a substantial risk of loss up to your invested capital and may not be suitable for everyone. Please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved and do not invest money you cannot afford to lose. Please refer to our full Risk Disclosure.