As a professional client of JFD Brokers, you can enjoy lower margin requirements* outside the scope of ESMA’s restrictions applicable to retail traders. This means a leverage of up to 1:400 on FX and 1:100 on CFD instruments (cryptos, indices, commodities and so on). Take advantage of more opportunities to turn your well-defined investment strategies into reality, with optimized risk management.
To qualify as a professional client, you need to provide documentary evidence that you meet at least two of the following three criteria for categorization:
If you are not eligible for a professional account status, you can still trade 1500+ instruments with JFD on multiple platforms as a retail client with a negative balance protection.
* Lower margin requirements can be found in the brackets in the “Default Margin” column of the Contact Specifications of each asset class
If you meet JFD’s criteria for a professional trader, you can open a live trading account. In the account opening form (AOF), you will be asked to fill in a client categorization questionnaire. Once your live trading account is ready and active, simply follow these steps to request a professional status categorization:
Remember: You always have the right to request a different categorization. At any time, you can request a higher level of protection by being categorized again as a retail client.
Before applying for a professional client status, it is important to fully understand all benefits & limitations involved. As a professional client, the following trading conditions will apply:
See the following investor categorization comparison table for further reference:
Important: Please note that in specific countries there are restrictions in place preventing JFD from accepting retail clients. However, based on the regulation in the respective jurisdictions, these restrictions may not apply for professional clients. If applicable, you will be notified about this while filling in the account opening form. In such case or if you believe that you can be accepted by JFD as a professional client, please contact our Client Service team for more information.