At Traderís Way, Prime Online Forex and CFD broker, we provide our clients with the very latest from trading tools, apps, state of the art trading terminals to some of the most competitive trading conditions in the market. As a result, our traders are able to take advantage of even the smallest movement in the market. As part of our ongoing edu series, here is a brief recap on Margin. Margin is the amount that is required to open or maintain a position, where the initial margin equals position divided by leverage.
Initial Margin = Position / Leverage
Example: Sam's account balance is 2,000 USD. His leverage is 1/100. Sam wants to open 1 standard lot of EURUSD. The current EURUSD rate is 1.3000. Stop-out = 10%.
Initial Margin = 100,000 EUR / 100 = 1,000 EUR (or 1% margin requirement) = 1,300 USD
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