Product Questions

1. How to view the Table for Swap Rate?

The swap rate of Origin platform can be viewed directly in Metatrader4 platform. You should click the right key in any position of “Market Quotation” window, choose “Trading Category”, choose the currency pair you want to view in the pop-up window, and then click “Attribute” at right, and then you can see “Inventory Fees for Swap of Buying Orders” and “Inventory Fees for Swap of Selling Orders” in the pop-up window, i.e. the swap rate of buying and selling.
Meanwhile, you can also view the swap rate in “Interest Table”on our website. Because the swap rate will be updated frequently, in the case of difference between on the website and MT4 platform, it is subject to the interest on MT4 platform.

Long Short
AUDCAD 1.36 -5.244
AUDCHF 3.064 -7.596
AUDJPY 1.768 -8.424
AUDNAD -4.008 0.816
AUDUSD 1.024 -2.76
CADCHF 1.704 -4.836
CADJPY 0.408 -4.284
CHFJPY -5.94 0.072
EURAUD -13.668 5.576
EURCAD -8.28 2.52
EURCHF 0.344 -2.904
EURGBP -3.312 0.48
EURJPY -4.14 -0.552
EURNZD -17.94 7.688
EURUSD -6.624 2.656
GBPAUD -93528 3.88
GBPCAD -4.968 0.68
GBPCHF 1.704 -6.492
GBPJPY -2.208 -4.14
GBPNZD -15.18 6.056
GBPUSD -2.352 0.48
NADCAD 2.448 -6.348
NZDCHF 3.744 -9.252
NZDJPY 3.472 -9.528
NZDUSD 1.84 -4.284
SGDJPY -4.56 -8.976
USDCAD -1.104 -2.484
USDCNG -138 8.84
USDJPY 0.816 -7.044
USDNOK -8.28 -8.28
USDSEK 14.96 -82.8
USDSGD -2.484 -7.176
XAGUSD -1.2 -0.389
XAUUSD -70.38 -9.66
XPTUSD -9.4944 -2.2218

2. What is margin? How to calculate my margin?

On MT4 platform, we translate Margin into advance payment, generally referred to as “margin”.

Margin means a sum of funds prepaid in the account for opening the positions. Different from the fixed margin mode previously, Origin Markets adopts the brand new calculation mode of floating margin – the market price of the trading products is linked with the floating amount of margin, i.e. the FOREX or precious metal trading margin by the investor on Origin ECN platform may be changed with the market price. Origin Markets provides the margin leverage up to 400 times.

The required margin is calculated in the unit of basic currency, and then calculated by converting the spot exchange price into USD. If your available margin (advance payment) is lower than the required margin while opening the position, you cannot open the position.

The available margin is to measure the required margin for the quantity of new positions to be opened.

Notes: The calculation variable Market Price of the margin is designated as the Market Price of the direct trade of trading products in transaction.

The margin is calculated by the following formula:

Margin = Lots * Contract Size * Market Price / Leverage

For example:

If you wish to open an order with the quantity of 0.1 lot (1 lot contract size is 100,000 base size) based on the EUR/ USD current price (1.35645), and the account leverage is 400 times, the calculation formula of your required margin is as follows:

(0.1x 100000x 1.35645) / 400 = $33.91

In this example, the required margin of the next 0.1 lot of order is $33.91, so you can open the position successfully when the available margin in your account is at least $33.91.

For USD/ JPY, if USD is the currency pair of the basic currency, the required margin is directly Trading Volume / Leverage.

If the above investor takes long of 1 mini lot of USD/ JPY in the 99.80 position, the used margin (fixed) during the order transaction is:

Margin = 1 Lot * 10,000 (Contract size) * 1 (Market Price) / 100 (Leverage) = 100.00 (USD)

Moreover, when the trader takes short of 1 mini lot of USD/CHF currency pair in the 0.9460 position on Origin platform, due to the direct trade market price of element (USD) is 1, the used margin amount (fixed) of the user during the order transaction is:

Margin = 1 Lot * 10,000 (Contract size) * 1 (Market Price) / 100 (Leverage) = 100.00 (USD)

The following are some margin calculation formulas of FOREX cross trade and gold products:

For example, when Client A takes short of 2 mini lots of AUD/JPY in 102.20 position on Origin platform, and meanwhile the quotation of direct trade AUD/USD is 1.0304, the used margin of Client A during the order transaction is:

Margin = 2 Lots * 10,000 (Contract Size) * 1.0304 (Market Price) / 100 (Leverage) = 206.08 (USD)

Notes: The used margin will be constantly adjusted with the changes in the AUD/USD market price.

In addition, when Client A takes short of 5 mini lots of EURO/GBP in 0.8520 position on Origin platform, and meanwhile the quotation of direct trade EURO/USD is 1.3048, the margin of the user during the order transaction is:

Margin = 5 Lots * 10,000 (Contract Size) * 1.3048 (Market Price) / 100 (Leverage) = 652.40 (USD)

Notes: The used margin will be constantly adjusted with the changes in the EUR/USD market price.

Finally, the new policy about margin is also applicable to the gold and silver product trading of various investors involved on Origin platform. For example, when Client A takes short of 10 mini lots of Gold (1 mini lot of gold contract is 10 ounces) in $1440.00 position, the used margin during the order transaction is:

Margin = 10 Lots * 10 (Contract Size) * 1440 (Market Price) / 100 (Leverage) = 1440.00 (USD)

Note: The used margin will be constantly adjusted with the changes in the gold price (XAU/USD).

The new policy of Origin ECN about leverage and margin is aimed at effectively controlling the investment risks of FOREX and precious metal products by all clients on Origin ECN platform, while the margin calculation mode of CFD remains unchanged. Origin ECN once more reminds the investors of understanding the rules for change of the policy fully.

3. Which leverage can Origin ECN provide?

Origin ECN provides the flexible leverage from 1:100 to 1:400, to adapt to different customer demands. For the leverage modification, the client should submit the application for leverage modification by the background.

The specific application threshold for leverage is as follows:

Application Conditions of Origin Leverage
Available Leverage Minimum Deposit Maximum Fund Limit
1:400 500$ 50000$
1:300 500$ 100000$
1:200 500$ 250000$
1:100 200$ >250000$

4. What are the forced liquidation rules of Origin platform?

The margin call level of Origin ECN is the color remind of the order with the largest losses on the platform when the ratio of advance payment (margin) is up to 120%, without forced liquidation. When the ratio of advance payment is reduced to below 100%, the system will start the forced liquidation in the sequence of the orders with the largest losses to the smallest losses one by one. Notes: All positions are closed one by one, rather than closing at the same time. While closing a position with the largest losses, the ratio of advance payment is higher than 100%, and the system will not close the position continuously. But when the ratio of advance payment is below 100% again, the next order with the largest losses will be closed.

The forced liquidation formula of the margin is as follows:
Ratio of advance payment = Net value / Used advance payment x 100% = Level of advance payment %

5. Which product trading can Origin platform provide?

Origin platform possesses about 40 types of currency pairs, 2 precious metals, 5 commodities and 8 indices for trading. More products are expected.

6. Does the virtual account of Origin platform have the limit of validity?

The experience time of Origin for the virtual account is default as 30 days.

7. What is the minimum and maximum opening of Origin platform per sum?

The opening requirements of all products of Origin platform per sum are as follows:

Minimum lots per sum Maximum lots per sum
FOREX 0.01 lot 50 lots
XAUUSD 0.01 lot 25 lots
XAGUSD 0.01 lot 25 lots
CL-OIL 0.01 lot 25 lots
COPPER 0.01 lot 10 lots
GAS 0.01 lot 10 lots
HO 0.01 lot 10 lots
NG 0.01 lot 10 lots
CHINA50 1 lot 125 lots
DAX30 1 lot 125 lots
DJ30 1 lot 125 lots
FTSE100 1 lot 125 lots
HSI 1 lot 125 lots
SP500 1 lot 125 lots
SPI200 1 lot 125 lots
Nikkei225 50 lots 10,000 lots

8. What is the distance current price limit of FOREX, precious metal and index in the stop loss settings?

The requirements of Origin on the stop loss settings of relevant products are as follows:

symbol Pending Order Distance
FOREX 20 points
XAUUSD 200 points
XAGUSD 10 points
CL-OIL 50 points
HO 0
NG 0
CHINA50 20 points
DAX30 500 points
DJ30 500 points
FTSE100 500 points
SP500 200 points
SPI200 500 points
Nikkei225 1000 points

9. What is the range of opening and closing time of quotations for FOREX, precious metal, commodity and relevant indices?

The opening and closing time of all product quotations of Origin is as follows:


Market Quotation Time Opening Time
AUDCAD 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
AUDCHF 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
AUDJPY 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
AUDNZD 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
AUDUSD 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
CADCHF 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
CADJPY 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
CHFJPY 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
EURAUD 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
EURCAD 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
EURCHF 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
EURGBP 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
EURJPY 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
EURNZD 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
EURUSD 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
GBPAUD 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
GBPCAD 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
GBPCHF 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
GBPJPY 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
GBPNZD 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
GBPUSD 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
NZDJPY 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
NZDUSD 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
USDCAD 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
USDCHF 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59
USDJPY 00:00-24:00 00:00-23:59


Market Quotation Time Opening Time
XAUUSD 01:00-24:00 01:00-24:00
XAGUSD 01:00-24:00 01:00-24:00
CL-OIL 01:00-24:00 (Fri 01:00-23:45) 01:00-23:15,23:30-24:00 (Fri 01:00-23:45)
COPPER 01:00-24:00 01:00-24:00
GAS 01:00-24:00 01:00-24:00
HO 01:00-24:00 01:00-24:00
NG 01:00-24:00 01:00-24:00


Market Quotation Time Opening Time
CHINA50 04:00-10:55,11:40-21:00(Fri 11:45-21:00) 04:00-10:55,11:40-21:00(Fri 11:40-21:00)
DAX30 09:00-23:00 09:00-23:00
DJ30 01:00-23:15,23:30-24:00(Fri 01:00-23:15) 01:00-23:15,23:30-24:00(Fri 01:00-23:15)
FTSE100 09:00-23:00 09:00-23:00
HSI 04:00-07:00,08:00-11:15 04:15-07:00,08:00-11:15
SP500 01:00-23:15,23:30-24:00(Fri 01:00-23:15) 01:00-23:15,23:30-24:00(Fri 01:00-23:15)
SPI200 02:50-09:29,10:10-23:59(Fri 10:10-23:44) 02:50-09:29,10:10-23:59(Fri 10:10-23:44)
Nikkei225 02:00-23:15 02:00-23:15

10. How is the trading time setting on the Origin platform?

In order to make the candle stick chart identical to the New York closing price (5 o’clock, Eastern Time of New York), the server time of Origin Markets is set as GMT+2 (winter time) or GMT+3 (daylight saving time).

11. How are the trading time settings of gold and silver of Origin platform?

The trading time of gold and silver (XAUUSD and XAGUSD) is:
• Start time: 01:00 Meta Trader 4 server time
• Closing time: 23:58 Meta Trader 4 server time
A small quantity of liquidity providers will provide the quotations, so there will be the intermittent quotations between 23:58 and 01:00 of MT4 server time.

Risk Disclaimer:Forex margin trading carries a high level of risk to your capital, may not be appropriate for all investors. Investors shall carefully consider your financial condition and affordability before trading any financial product. Trading could lead to profits as well as loss of your investment capital, you may lose all your initial invested capital. Please ensure you've read all the risk warning before trading.