Hi, i am genuinely unknowing and curious about the availability of leverage in the forex market. Brokers are/were typically offering 100:1 and i've even heard of 900:1. Then the U.S. said their citizens can only go up to 50:1 (but i've noticed they allowed two brokers/banks to continue to offer 100:1). Irregardless of whether it is good or bad (whether we should have more or less), i'm interested in how is it possible? So i'll offer my first guess: Depending on how capitalized a broker is, it will offer the leverage, even if it is a market maker, because it knows that most accounts will lose money. Therefore, if they offer more leverage, they will simply make money faster. How close am i to the truth?