Foreign Exchange

FX

FX margin is considered the most active financial product with highest liquidity; daily FX trading volume is estimated to be higher than US$4 trillion globally.

The biggest feature of the FX market is that it is does not have time or space constraints; hence banks, and institutional and individual investors all over the world can trade in FX 24 hours, 5 days a week.

Through IMS FX ’s FX trading platform, customers can not only directly access top liquidity providers, but also benefit from optimum trading conditions with extremely low 1.0 pip trading spread and e maximum leverage of 1:500.

You can now register a live account and enjoy limitless FX trading.

If you are a newcomer to FX trading, you can register a demo account and simulate transactions using virtual funds, instead of depositing real funds. This way you can learn about the FX trading system without any risk of losing your capital.

Currency Pair Standard Account Premium Account GTS Account
EUR/USD 1.7 1.5 1.1
GBP/USD 2.8 2 1.2
USD/JPY 1.9 1.5 1.2
USD/CHF 2.1 1.6 1.3
USD/CAD 2.3 1.8 1.5
NZD/USD 2.3 1.7 1.4
EUR/JPY 2.2 1.9 1.4
GBP/JPY 3.1 2.8 2
Note:
  • Some not common currency pairs may face insufficient liquidity during certain trading times. This liquidity condition may cause uneven pricing or slippage. Customers must bear risks with respect to trades in such a case.
  • In the event of positive available margin, (margin level >100%), hedging a position will be charged at 100% margin without commission.
  • Prices and trades open at 00:05 server time, every Monday.
  • Prices and trades close at 23:55 server time, every Friday.
  • Server time is GMT+2 (GMT+3 during summer)
  • The system is reset between 23:59:30 and 00:05 from Monday to Thursday, during which time prices are not provided and trades are not possible.
If you want to see more table data please download the excel file.
Currency Pair Interest Rate for Buy Order Interest Rate for Sell Order
AUD/CAD 0.35 -6.7
AUD/CHF 1 -12.6
AUD/JPY 0.85 -9.6
AUD/SGD 0.03 -7.2
AUD/NZD -4.5 0.2
EUR/USD -8.2 0.45
GBP/USD -1.7 0.05
AUD/USD 0.3 -6.8

Swap rate is mainly determined based on interest rate and expenses incurred by a company to open an overnight position. Swapped currency is automatically converted to base currency used in the customer's trading account. This operation is done at 23:59 (server time) and may take several minutes.

Note:
  • In the event of positive available margin, (margin level >100%), opening hedging position requires 50% margin.
  • No commission is required.
  • The overnight interest adopts 10,000 units as a lot, however, foreign currency adopts 100,000 units of base currency as a lot; the price/per lot is calculated by multiplying overnight interest rate with 10.
  • Trading hours refer to server time 00:00 to 24:00, from Monday to Friday. Server time is GMT+2 (GTM+3 during summer)
  • From Friday to Monday, overnight interest is collected one time. From Wednesday to Thursday, triple overnight interest is collected.
  • IMS FX LITD data are all sourced from liquidity providers. If the foreign exchange overnight interest rates given by liquidity providers greatly differ from existing prices, IMS FX LTD will adjust overnight interest rate for that day temporarily, and will inform you via email.
If you want to see more table data please download the excel file.
The Company reserves the right to modify margin in any customer's account, or use the customer's margin as necessary for the customer's trading activities.

Standard Account

Leverage Ratio Leverage Adjustment
FX trade leverage up to 1:500 In the event of certain market risk situations, we will adjust your leverage ratio based on the actual case.
Precious metals trade leverage is fixed at 1:100

Premium Account

Leverage Ratio Leverage Adjustment
FX trade leverage up to 1:200 In the event of certain market risk situations, we will adjust your leverage ratio based on the actual case.
Precious metals trade leverage is fixed at 1:100
Crude oil trade leverage is fixed at 1:20
Stock Indices trade leverage is fixed at 1:20

GTS Account

Leverage Ratio Leverage Adjustment
FX trade leverage up to 1:100 In the event of certain market risk situations, we will adjust your leverage ratio based on the actual case.
Precious metals trade leverage is fixed at 1:100
Crude oil trade leverage is fixed at 1:20
Stock Indices trade leverage is fixed at 1:20

The statutory margin required for opening new positions is calculated based on newly lowered margin. However, the margin value is calculated based on initial margin. When the customer's trade client (platform) is restarted, the margin value will change to reflect the new margin.

Note:
  • A customer must restart his/her trading client to ensure calculated statutory margin for his/her account fully reflects the new margin.
  • The customer will receive an internal email notifying of margin change and the requirement to restart the trading client.
  • Reduction in margin may result in liquidation of some or all of the custome's positions.