Margin Requirements & Financing costs

  • Currency
  • AUD

    One month bankers acceptance bill

  • CAD

    One month bankers acceptance bill

  • CHF

    One month Libor

  • DKK

    One month Copenhagen interbank offered rate

  • EUR

    One month Euribor

  • GBP

    One month Libor

  • HKD

    One month Hong Kong interbank offered rate

  • INR

    One month deposit

  • JPY

    One month Libor

  • NOK

    One month Norwegian interbank offered rate

  • NZD

    One month bank bill

  • SEK

    One month Stockholm interbank offered rate

  • SGK

    One month Singapore interbank offered rate

  • USD

    One month Libor

  • ZAR

    One month deposit

Financing costs (Swaps)

At 5pm (New York time), all floating CFD trading positions may be subject to a charge called a financing costs (swap).

The financing costs can be positive or negative depending on whether you hold a buy or a sell position.

Forward contracts on indices, forex, commodities and treasuries are not subject to holding costs.

Learn more about Financing costs.

Holding costs for indices are based on the underlying interbank rate of the index (see table) plus 0.0082% on buy positions and minus 0.0082% on sell positions.

Holding costs for CFD trades on cryptocurrencies are calculated in line with our existing instruments. Overnight holding costs for Bitcoin/USD are 0.0685% on long positions, and minus 0.0137% on short positions. Overnight holding costs for all other cryptocurrencies are 0.0753% on long positions, and minus 0.0274% on short positions.

For share CFDs, holding costs are based on the underlying interbank rate for the currency of the relevant share (see table) plus 0.0082% on buy positions and minus 0.0082% on sell positions.

FX holding costs are based on the tom-next (tomorrow to next day) rate in the underlying market for the currency pair and are expressed as an annual percentage.
Holding rates for cash commodities Holding rates for and treasuries are based on the inferred holding costs built into the underlying futures contracts, from which the prices of our cash commodity and treasury products are derived.

Financing costs (SWAPS) & Margin Requirements

Fee per $20,000 (0.2 lots)
Fee per $20,000 (0.2 lots)

Margin Requirements

Own capital required to stay in the trade.

Additional Margin (Leverage) is used to increase your position in the market. Since you are borrowing money to stay in the trade, it creates (Long or Short) Financing costs (SWAPs).

Margin Requirements

Margins determines the capital levels required to hold a leveraged position.

  • Asset Type
  • Forex


  • CFD on Stocks


  • CFD on Indicies


  • CFD on Crypto


  • CFD on Commidities


Financing costs (swaps) occur during margin trading. The fees are determined based on the base currency of trade, as well as the duration and whether a trader goes Long (buys) or Short (sells).

Trading Account


variable spread + swap

infoIcon infoIconHover Typical Fee = Spread Fee + Financing costs (SWAP) + Commissions.

up to x500

infoIcon infoIconHover We use flexible leverage depending on multiple factors and mathematical projections. Remember: use of financial leverage may cause the returns on the owner's cash investment to be amplified, as well as decline with a quicker velocity in case of the price going the opposite direction.

MT4, MT5

Investing Account



infoIcon infoIconHover Typical Investing Fee = Spread Fee + Financing costs (SWAP) + Profit Share + Management Fees & Mark Ups.


infoIcon infoIconHover Monthly/Quarterly charges by money managers based on All Time High equity growth - only charged when your account is in profit.

Management Fee

infoIcon infoIconHover Charges by a money manager for working with your funds. Milton doesn't takes an active part in establishment of management fees.