The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) plans to follow ESMA’s footsteps
and to impose certain restrictions on forex trading. More specifically, ISA intends to cap the leverage provided to retail investors and to require forex brokers to disclose data on their clients’ profit and loss.
The leverage tiers proposed by ISA are actually significantly higher than those introduced by the Pan European regulator. They are as follows:
- from 1:100 from 1:30 to 1:100 for low-risk trades;
- from 1:20 to 1:40 for medium-risk trades;
- from 1:5 to 1:20 for high-risk trades.