Account types

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Which Account is best for you? Let us give you a hand in choosing the right account type for your trading needs.

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We offer two types of accounts.

Which account is best for you?

Whatever your trading needs are, our dedicated team has got you covered.

Standard accountRaw account
Typical EUR / USD Spread1.5 - 1.8 pips0.5 - 1.0 pips
Commission$0$3.5 per standard lot traded
Min. / Max. Trade Size0.01 lots / 100 lots0.01 lots / 100 lots
Margin Call Level80%80%
Stop Out Level50%50%
Min. Initial Deposit$100 AUD or equivalent$100 AUD or equivalent
Scalping AllowedYesYes
EAs AllowedYesYes
Hedging AllowedYesYes

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Essentially, the tighter the spread, the lower the cost of trading. The wider the spread, the higher it costs.

For example, let’s say EURUSD is quoted with a buy price of 1.0984 and a sell price of 1.0983. The spread can be calculated by subtracting 1.0983 from 1.0984 – giving a total spread of 0.0001 or 1 pip.

At Place a Trade, prices are quoted up to 5 decimal points.

A spread is how brokers make money from each trade. It’s essentially a commission that replaces brokerage fees and charges. In forex trading, a spread is the difference between the buy price (ask) and the sell price (bid) of a security or forex pair. The difference is usually represented in pips. When trading a position, a spread is the gap or the difference between the short position and the long position.