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Act Against the CFTC 1:10 Leverage Proposal

The absurd proposal by the CFTC to limit leverage in forex to 1:10 is causing anger. Here’s how you act to stop it!

The CFTC is beginning to regulate American forex trading. In their initial proposal, there’s an idea to limit leverage to 1:10. High leverage is one of the key characteristics of forex trading.  If this proposal is implemented, it will practically kill the American forex industry, as traders will move their business elsewhere.

So, here’s what you can do. I’m quoting the information from a fresh blog post from FXStreet’s CEO, Fransesc Riverola. Thanks Fransesc!

If you disagree with the  CFTC proposal to restrict leverage across the board to 10 to 1 leverage, you may submit your comments to

[email protected].

Include “Regulation of Retail Forex“ in the subject line of the message and the identification number  RIN 3038-AC61 in the body of the message.

Also, with the identification number  RIN 3038-AC61, you can submit your comments by any of the
following methods:

  • Fax: (202) 418-5521.
  • Mail: Send to David Stawick, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155,  21st Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20581.
  • Courier: Same as Mail above.

All comments received will be posted without change to  http://www.cftc.gov, including any personal information provided.

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  • In a poll that I ran in March, the most popular leverage is 1:100.
  • In the UK, the max leverage is 1:200.
  • A nice analysis by Michael Greenberg on the subject.
  • The FXDC (Foreign Exchange Dealers Coalition has also petitioned against this move.

Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam: Founder, Writer and Editor I have been into forex trading for over 5 years, and I share the experience that I have and the knowledge that I've accumulated. After taking a short course about forex. Like many forex traders, I've earned a significant share of my knowledge the hard way. Macroeconomics, the impact of news on the ever-moving currency markets and trading psychology have always fascinated me. Before founding Forex Crunch, I've worked as a programmer in various hi-tech companies. I have a B. Sc. in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University. Given this background, forex software has a relatively bigger share in the posts.