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Calculating Margin
  • Calculating Forex Margin Requirements - Example
  • Account Leverage: 1:500
  • Account base currency: USD
  • Position: Open 10 lots BUY EURUSD at 1.21925
  • 1 Lot size: 100,000 units
  • Notional value is: 10 * 100,000 * 1.21925 = 1,219,250 USD
  • Margin required is: 1,219,250 USD / 500 = 2,438.5 USD
  • Calculating Metals and Energies Margin Requirements - Example
  • Account base currency: USD
  • Position: Open 10 lots BUY XAUUSD at 1,316.99
  • 1 Lot size: 100 Ounces
  • Margin requirement: 0.5% of Notional value
  • Notional value is: 10 * 100 * 1,316.99 = 1,316,990 USD
  • Margin required is: 1,316,990 USD * 0.005 = 6,584.95 USD

Calculating Indices Margin Requirements - Example

  • Example1
  • Account base currency: USD
  • Position: Open 5 lots SELL AUS200 at 5,962.1
  • 1 Lot size: 1 contract
  • Margin requirement: 200 USD
  • Notional value is: 5 * 1 * 200 USD = 1,000 USD
  • Example2
  • Account base currency: USD
  • Position: Open 5 lots BUY EU50.F at 3,451.95
  • 1 Lot size: 1 contract
  • Margin requirement: 2% of Notional value
  • Notional value is: 5 * 1 * 3,451.95 = 17,260 EUR
    17,260 * 1.20887 (EURUSD rate) = 20,865 USD
  • Margin required is: 20,865 USD * 0.02 = 417.30 USDD


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