As you probably know already, there are now thousands of live Forex trading accounts with negative balance, which occurred thanks to the surprise EUR/CHF floor removal by the Swiss National Bank on January 15. Some of them have been covered at the expense of the brokers, some were left by the traders with the intent to never touch them again, some are being replenished voluntarily, while others are getting helped by the broker’s lawyers who seek out for traders turned debtors.
That event was particularly noticeable and full of consequences because of its wide extent, but there were cases of тупешму balance in trading accounts even before the recent SNB surprise. Any fast swing in volatility or a big price gap could lead to the negative amount displayed in your trading platform. A below-zero balance is something that is stuck to the online FX industry despite all the precautions in a form of margin calls and stop-out levels. Usually, Forex is advertised as a kind of trading where you cannot lose more than you deposit to your account.