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I was wondering please if the demo spread betting accounts are using leverage? The reason i ask is that I'm currently working out my risk strategy which involves me using a certain percentage of my capital per spread bet, and would like that same percentage to give me the same potential returns/losses on a live account.

So for example, on a demo account if i place a £1 per point trade on BP to go up i know that if the price goes down by 5 points I'm going to lose £5 (without a stop loss being placed etc)

With a live account though where leverage of 5:1 is applied to stock bets, does that mean that in effect I am going be losing £25 in that same scenario?



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On 14/10/2021 at 13:43, AndaIG said:

Hi @Hampshire321

The demo uses leverage too. So it works on the same principle as the live account. A 1GBP pp trade will equate to a 5 GBP loss if the market moves 5 points against you. 

 All the best 


But what button do you use for using leverage, because I just see in the demo account that in any trade I place there's not an option for leverage.


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6 hours ago, Edgar_707 said:

But what button do you use for using leverage, because I just see in the demo account that in any trade I place there's not an option for leverage.


Hi @Edgar_707,

All Demo accounts are using leverage. The leverage is automatically applied on the the dealing ticket. You can find the margin requirements on the info tab of the dealing ticket : 

The margin will display on the ticket:
All our demo accounts are using leverage, there is no toggle on button.

I hope that it helps.

All the best - Arvin

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