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Which Base Currencies are Available for your Account? What is a Base Currency?


Choosing a Base Currency for your Place Trade Brokerage Account
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What is my Base Currency?


What does my base currency determine?

Your base currency determines the currency of translation for your statements and the currency used for determining margin requirements. (Securities that are held in other currencies will be marked to market to show the total account value in your base currency.) You will choose your base currency when you open an account. You may change it in Account Management.


Margin Accounts:

Customers who hold a margin account may change their base currency at any time through Account Management.


Cash Accounts:  

Customers who hold cash accounts may have multi-currency (MULT) capability and may trade non-base currency products.1



Which currencies can I hold in my brokerage account?
















Australian Dollar

Canadian Dollar
Chinese Yuan Offshore Spot /Yuan Renminbi
Czech Koruna
Swiss Franc
Danish Krone
British Pound
Hong Kong Dollar
Hungarian Forint
Indian Rupee
Japanese Yen
Mexican Peso
Norwegian Krone
New Zealand Dollar
Russian Ruble
Swedish Krona
Singapore Dollar

United States Dollar




 Base Currencies Available for your Account

Please Note: You are not restricted from making deposits and withdrawals in any one of the aforementioned non-base currencies.1

  1. Fees are charged in the currency of the traded product and liquidations may occur if fees result in negative (short) non-base currency balances.

US IRA margin accounts are never allowed to borrow currency and must pay in full with the native currency of the asset. This may be accomplished by converting currency before the trade. Multi-currency cash accounts may trade securities in multiple currencies by holding or converting to the necessary currencies require to purchase the specific securities. FOREX trading is not available at this time.


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