What is Leveraged Trading?
Leveraged trading provides an investor with an opportunity to increase their exposure to the market by allowing them to pay less than the full amount of the investment. The investor buys an asset by borrowing the balance from a broker. The initial payment made to the broker is used as collateral allowing a trader to take on a greater position without having to pay the full purchase price.
This leverage amplifies both gains and losses, therefore should be used with caution. In the event of a loss, Cerus has the ability to enact what is called a margin call, requiring the investor to post additional collateral else Cerus reserves the right to liquidate securities without prior consent.