The leverage on the forex market allows you to achieve a fairly large profit with a small investment and, consequently, a low risk, while maintaining the level of risk to a minimum.
The easiest way to present it on a concrete case. If we want to buy a currency in the amount of 50 € and using a leverage 10: 1 leverage with a provider of spot currency trading, this allows us to lease a 10x larger share of the second currency, ie in the equivalent of € 500.
Leverage also means leasing large quantities and the possibility of greater, faster earnings, and at the same time a higher risk.
For example. 50 € with leverage 400: 1 allows us to manage as much as € 20,000 with only € 50 investment.
If you were to exchange $ 1000 in € at a rate of € 1 = $ 1.1400, you would have an account of € 877.19. If the exchange rate changes to € 1 = $ 1.1500, and we want to replace previously bought € in USD, we have a new exchange rate of € 1008.77.
We earned only € 8.77, which is quite a bit, at a fairly high investment. For this reason, currency trading providers allow us to trade leverage, where from 1000 € we can also buy 50x or even 400x more money in one currency.
With leverage 1:50, our earnings in the above example would be as much as 50x, that is, € 438.50, which is almost half of what we were initially willing to invest.
With a lever of 1: 400, it is still much higher, but we would also risk losing € 1000 if the exchange rate of the currency pair only slightly changes in the negative direction.