Forex Trading on Margin

What Is Margin?

Margin can be thought of as a good faith deposit required to maintain open positions.

This is not a fee or a transaction cost, it is simply a portion of your account equity set aside and allocated as a margin deposit.

Forex Margin Trading

Margin requirements (per 10K lot) are determined by taking a percentage of the notional trade size plus a small cushion.

A cushion is added to help alleviate daily/weekly fluctuations.

Why Trade on Margin?

Trading on Margin (Trading with Leverage) is a common attraction of the forex market.

It allows you to open trades that are larger than the capital in your account.

Why You Have to Use Lower Margin (Leverage)?

When you use excessive leverage, a few losing trades can quickly offset many winning trades.

To clearly see how this can happen, consider the following example:

Scenario: Trader A buys 50 lots of USD/JPY while Trader B buys 5 lots of USD/JPY.

Questions: What happens to Trader A and Trader B account equity when the USD/JPY price falls 100 pips against them?

Answer: Trader A loses 41.5% and Trader B loses 4.15% of their account equity.

By using lower leverage, Trader B drastically reduces the dollar drawdown of a 100 pip loss.


Share this Article:

Κατεβάστε δωρεάν την εφαρμογή "Charami SA" στο κινητό σας και πάντοτε θα έχετε άμεση και επίκαιρη ενημέρωση για όλα τα θέματα του κλάδου της υγείας, της ομορφιάς και της ευεξίας. Επιλέξτε το αντίστοιχο με τα ενδιαφέροντά σας "κουμπί" και περιηγηθείτε στο περιεχόμενό του!

By using this site you agree to our use of cookies.