[CFD] Upcoming Increase in Margin Requirements - postponed for 01.12.2020

I already closed my german stock position, the rest of the stocks are all traded on wallstreet.

So how much time do I have after the opening bell before those changes take affect? 0 minutes?

A one hour trading window on an app that crashes at the first sign of market movements and increased trading activities is definitely not reasonable! It’s going to be a bloodbath and they know it

This is obviously reasonable. But apparently not reasonable according to 212.

Do you really need to ask?

It was more like 23 hours, with realistically 1 hour of ability to action, and the alert was only a push notification, not an e-mail, sms, etc. Pretty disappointing.


Looks to me like you have enough in free funds to keep stuff open, you can calculate exactly whether that is the case using steps described here


Edit: alternatively you can use this kindly provided calculator

Do casino house rules change mid-game, without warning?


Hello, sorry to bother you. Could you help me too?

Screenshot if my account bellow, and all my positions are on Spx which if I understand correctly is at 1:20 leverage. So the it going down to 1:2 means that I need to have 10 x more cash in my account? :flushed:

10x the blocked funds or 10x total account value?

Thank you in advance if you can help me understand.

The change doesn’t affect indices, SPX should be unaffected by this change as far as I understand.

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That’s right. But, i got doubt they do the same next week.

Do you have proof they don’t?

5296 * 20 = 105920
105920 / 2 = 52960
you have 10739.89 free and 5296 blocked, you need to top up:
52960-10739.89-5296=36925 in order to maintain all positions.
You might want to close some of the positions to reduce the margin

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I did email this and so far didn‘t get any answer, to calculate the new margin required which price should I take, the price that I initially bought in or the live price?


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Sandra’s positions are in SPX (index), only stocks are affected by this margin change no?

oh yea you are right, but with this tendency I think they will do it on indices as well soon. So better to be on the safe side

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I’m going to be driving when the American Market opens and miss the absolute meltdown that is going to happen. Reading through this thread has really shaken my trust and belief in Trading212 even though I don’t trade CFDs. Makes me worried about having most of my life savings invested with them.


Here’s another good one. I sold my positions I had open in the Invest side as to free up some funds to move to the CFD side. Despite the sale of my position, the funds aren’t available as free funds and are tied up in investments

$1524.51 in my portfolioo.

Yet only $199.51 invested??

It seems they don’t want me having my free funds!

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There will be a lot of closing and I believe it will effect the market. Isn’t this some kind of market manipulation? They should give us a list of the most traded cfd stocks so we can go short (on a different platform) on them at market open.

Might this be the reason?

What is settlement?

Settlement marks the official transfer of securities to the buyer’s account and cash to the seller’s account.

When does settlement occur?

For most stock trades, settlement occurs two business days after the day the order executes. Another way to remember this is through the abbreviation T+2, or trade date plus two days. For example, if you were to execute an order on Monday, it would typically settle on Wednesday. For some products, such as mutual funds, settlement occurs on a different timeline.