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I am moving from etoro.
On etoro I can set leverage to 2, 5, 10 and 20 depending on instruments. For example for equities i can choose 2 or 5. (so margin is 20% or 50%).
From what i see there is a fixed margin for different types of instruments on IG; ie equites 20% (leverage 5) and indexes 10% (leverage of 5).
Being honest it is too high for me. Is there any way I can adjust leverage before putting through a trade to sometimes have 20% or 50% on equity trades?
Thank you in advance for your help!
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