Professional Accounts

The Professional Account will provide you with maximum flexibility in the markets.

At Tao Trade, traders can choose between two account options: PROFESSIONAL and RETAIL.

The Professional Account is suitable for investors who want to use higher leverage and 0% margin close-out when trading and to receive promotions. It is perfect for traders with the experience, knowledge and capability to make their own investment decisions and who understand the risks involved. Keep in mind that you will have to agree to waive some of the protections under the rules of business conduct, including the right to compensation under the Investor Compensation Fund and the right to address a complaint to the Financial Ombudsman. Beginner clients may also request to become Professional if they fulfil the relevant criteria.

To state your preference to be treated as an Professional client, you have to log in to the trading platform or fill out the Request Form. An Application for Expert Clients is also available on the website.
The tables below will provide you with more information on both account options we offer.

Trading FeaturesProfessional ClientsRetail Clients
Currencies max leverage1:2001:30
Commodities max leverage1:2001:20
Indices max leverage1:1001:20
Stocks max leverage1:101:5
Cryptocurrencies max leverage1:101:2
Segregated client money
Negative balance protection
Best execution for orders
Clear and transparent information
Financial Ombudsman protectionX
Investor compensationX


THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS NEED TO BE MET TO QUALIFY FOR AN PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNT:

  1. You must have carried out transactions, in significant size, on the relevant market at an average frequency of 10 per quarter over the previous four quarters.
  2. The size of your financial instrument portfolio, defined as including cash deposits and financial instruments, must exceed EUR 500,000.
  3. You must work/have worked in the financial sector for at least one year in a professional position requiring knowledge of the transactions or services envisaged.