Swap rates (overnight or rollover rates) are debits or credits earned or paid for holding a position overnight. They are expressed in USD/100,000 lots, with a rate for each currency pair.
Because Swissquote believes in maximum transparency, we use a method that aligns itself with the market each day, rather than applying benchmark rates based on interest-rate differentials between central banks.
Synthetic rollovers for easy account statements
Swissquote settles rollovers synthetically: positions are not closed and reopened overnight; a debit/credit is applied to a trader's statement as a separate line item, making for clear and easy evaluation.
Swissquote applies a triple swap on Wednesday evenings to account for weekend rollovers.