Forex Execution

Realize your full potential with exceptional Forex execution

We set new standards for speed and reliability*

Average execution speed
9 ms
Fill Ratio
98%
Trades with price improvement
18%
Trades with no slippage
62%
Trades with negative slippage
18%

*All metrics based on forex orders executed between 01/10/2022 – 31/12/2022

What makes us better?

Deep Forex Liquidity

Our network of Tier 1 banks and regional non‑bank liquidity providers enables us to provide a consistent liquidity pool across all our FX & CFD instruments.

Superior Execution

Our technological infrastructure, with trade servers in premium locations, ensures that you experience the lowest latency and fastest execution.

Innovative Hybrid Model

Our proprietary hybrid agency/principal execution model offers the best of both worlds to our clients, who benefit from the most competitive market conditions.

Swiss Banking Group

Regulated by FINMA and listed on the SIX stock exchange, we adhere to the highest standards in terms of online financial services, transparency and deposit security.

Order Execution Policy

Advanced Trader and MetaTrader offer different types of executions methods, so we recommend that your read this section carefully to choose the platform that is right for you. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact a Swissquote representative.

Leverage

Swissquote offers flexible leverage options.

Maximum leverage
Standard / Premium / PrimeProfessional
1:50 for Precious MetalsUp to 1:400 upon request
1:50 for CDFs Stock Indices
1:50 for CFDs Commodities
1:50 for CFDs Bonds
1:100 for Currency Pairs & FX Options

Leverage is expressed as a ratio and is based on the margin requirements required on your account. For example, if your trading account conditions stipulate 1% margin required to trade, this means that to trade the lot size of USD 100'000 you must have 1% of this amount (USD 1'000) funded on your trading account. This corresponds to a 1:100 leverage, as USD 1'000 / USD 100'000 = 1:100.

In this specific example, you are committing USD 1'000 to a trade worth USD 100'000. This means that your potential for gains OR loss are based on the value of USD 100'000, not the USD 1'000 of your own cash that is required as margin.

Comparison of leverage ratios and the minimum margin requirement expressed as a percentage:
If leverage ratio is...Then, the minimum required margin equals...
1:1001%
1:502%
1:254%
1:205%
1:1010%
1:520%

Leverage can significantly increase your profits, but involves greater risks to your capital. Unlike many brokers, Swissquote caps leverage at 1:100. If you are new to trading, we advise you to lower your leverage until you are confident in your trading strategy. If the currency underlying a trade moves in a direction you were not expecting, leverage will greatly increase your potential losses.

To reduce the risk of losses, we advise you to adopt a strict trading style that includes the use of stop and limit orders.

Stop Out Policy

Swissquote’s trading platforms are designed to automatically close open positions when you reach the stop out level. As the stop out levels vary depending on the technology you are using, please read carefully before making any transactions on your account. Should you have any doubts regarding your stop out level, Swissquote representatives are available to assist.

NOP Limits

Net Open Position (NOP) limits set the maximum amounts for the single and total instrument exposure for all assets classes on Forex and CFDs.

The NOP limits are adjusted dynamically based on the size, leverage ratio and underlying currencies of the positions you take. Your NOP limits are updated upon execution of every placed order. Should an order exceed your NOP limits, its execution is rejected and it will be cancelled.

To find your NOP limits, connect to your eBanking and click on "Access trading platform" or "Platform details".

Examples of how the NOP limits works. 
 

Handling of corporate actions

The following corporate actions will cause your positions to be automatically closed on your behalf. We strongly recommend closing them before any such corporate action:

  • Splits & Reverse Splits
  • Acquisitions & Mergers
  • Spin‑offs
  • Some specific stock dividends

Regarding cash dividends on Stock CFDs, please consult our Trading Conditions

Get the full picture

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