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Base Currency

The Base Currency page lets you modify the base currency for your account. Your base currency determines the currency of translation for your statements, the currency used for determination of margin requirement, and for a Cash Account, the currency of products you are allowed to trade. In addition, charges related to market data and research, inactivity fees, and commissions on Forex trades are also charged in your base currency.

To modify the base currency for an account

  1. Click Manage Account > Settings > Configure Account > Base Currency. The Base Currency appears by default.

  1. Select the radio button next to your desired base currency, then click Continue.
  2. Verify your selection, then click Continue to submit your currency change request.
    If you need to make further changes, click Back, then make corrections before submitting.
    Note that base currency changes do not take effect until the next trading day.