for the experienced trader
Check if you qualify for professional status today and experience increased leverage and freely trade without restrictions.
Why get classified as an Elective Professional Client?
As an Elective Professional Client you are not subjected to the recent regulatory product interventions by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) including the leverage restrictions. As an eligible professional client, who has more extensive trading experience and heightened risk appetite, we can offer you tailored trading conditions and unique benefits that are not available to our retail clients.
Benefit from leverage of up to 200:1 (0.5% margin) on some instruments
DF Markets Professional clients can trade FOREX pairs, indices, shares, precious metals, futures, and cryptocurrencies as CFD, with margin requirements lower than those for retail clients.
Margin close-out rule
If the account balance drops below 50% of the required margin, the client’s position(s) will be closed automatically.
Your funds are safe
All client funds are kept in a segregated client money accounts and cannot be used by DF Markets for other purposes.
Enjoy best execution
As a professional client you will continue to benefit from our Best Execution policy in the same way as a retail client.
Who can qualify as a professional client?
Applicants must meet at least two of the three criteria below in order to qualify for re-categorisation as a professional client. We will expect that you have the necessary knowledge and experience in trading leveraged products and are well aware of the risks associated with this activity.
Here is what each of these three criteria includes in more detail:
Over the previous 4 quarters, you have carried out an average of 10 trades per quarter, of a significant size.
The value of your investment portfolio, defined as including financial instruments and cash deposits, exceeds a total value of over €500,000.
You work or have worked in the financial sector for at least one year in a professional position that requires knowledge of the relevant transactions or services.
Margin Requirements: Professional vs. Retail Clients
As a Professional Client you will enjoy access to increased leverage. Here are some examples of our most popular markets:
|Major FX pairs||0,5%||3,33%|
How much margin is required if...
You place an order for 10 units US500 at a price of 2840?
DF Trader™ Platform features
Make the most of your trading with our proprietary DF Trader™ platform featuring an intuitive interface, easy to read P/L charts, in depth trading statistics, a wide variety of technical indicators and order types.
Percentаge of limits executed at a better than requested price*
Percentage of stops executed at a less favourable price*
*In the period March 5, 2018 - March 5, 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Trading accounts;
- Mutual funds;
- Self-investment pension portfolios;
- Debt instruments;
The total value of these assets will need to exceed a total value of € 500,000.
Please note that your portfolio cannot include:
- Property-related assets;
- Non-tradable assets;
- Company pensions;
While DF Markets is required to restrict leverage to between 30:1 and 2:1 for retail client products, no such restrictions are in place for professional clients. Please remember when using leverage, both profits and losses can be magnified.
DF Markets will not be required to provide you with the current risk warnings or any other future warnings in relation to transactions involving complex financial products.
Not eligible for a DF Markets Professional Account? Not an issue — you can still trade over a 1,000 instruments through our intuitive platforms without compromising on order execution and access to our dedicated customer service team. You automatically benefit from negative balance protection on your trading account.BECOME OUR CLIENT