# What is margin trading ?

#### Mo.Shalabi

Lets say you are a small trader and you don’t have enough money to buy a car, but you have a good experience in term of car trading to your clients, so When you open an account with an auto-dealership, for example, that allows margin trading, you will lodge in advance a small fixed amount of money that will stay intact until you settle to purchase a car, then your credit will be split up into two sections:

The margin used is the margin that will be deducted in advance. It is a refundable deposit that will be returned to your account after selling the car, whether it is traded at a gain or loss.

Available margin (usable margin): the amount remaining in your account after deducting the used margin, and this amount are the maximum loss you can have after selling the car to your client.

How to calculate the user's Used margin and usable margin?

We do not want to yield too much attention to how to calculate margin used by yourself. Often you do not need to, since the forex broker will adjust automatically.

In the previous example, let’s say that the value of the whole car = 10.000\$ and you have deposited 3000 \$, the auto dealership will tell you that it will deduct \$ 1000 from your account as a user margin for each automobile you buy. If you purchase two cars you will deduct 2000 \$ from your account as a used margin and your credit will remain 1000 \$ as margin available.

Although the company you deal with will eliminate the need to calculate margin used by yourself, but it would be very useful to learn how managing it yourself.

The used margin can be computed utilizing the following recipe:

Margin used = total value of purchase items / multiplication ratio

In the previous example since the value of the whole car = \$ 10.000 and the multiplication rate allowed by the company is 10 times, that is, the company doubled the capital to you 10 times, the margin will be derived by the authority:

Margin Used = Full Item Value / Multiply Ratio

= 10.000 / 10 = \$ 1000

If you think of buying two cars instead of a car, the margin used will be deducted from your account:

Used margin = 20,000 / 10 = \$ 2000

In the international markets, brokerage companies that trade marginally in different types of commodities, for each specific commodity has its own deal. Each type is sold on a fixed unit basis called contract size, which is the lowest unit traded from the commodity.

In the previous example of cars, the size of the contract = one car worth \$ 10.000, that you cannot trade less than a car worth \$ 10.000 and you can trade multiples of this act, such as trading two cars or three and so on.

Of course you are not allowed to trade a car and a half!!

The margin calculation method used is:

Margin Used = Number of Contracts * Contract Size / Multiplication Ratio

You will know the size of the contract you are dealing with and the proportion of the multiplication in advance before dealing with, which may vary from company to company.

Let's look at our previous example:

We know that the size of the contract = one car worth \$ 10.000 and the multiplier ratio = 10

And then we recognize that if we want to sell a car, the amount deducted by the car franchise from our account is:

Margin Used = Number of Contracts * Contract Size / Multiplication Ratio

= 1 * 10.000 / 10 = \$ 1000

If we want to buy two cars will be:

Margin Used = Number of Contracts * Contract Size / Multiplication Ratio

= 2 * 10.000 / 10 = \$ 2000

Therefore, you can work out the margin used for any number of cars. If we simulate that you wanted to purchase 3 cars at once, \$ 3000 will be deduced as a security deposit.

If you are dealing with auto dealership makes you a double ratio of 20 times, that this dealership will let you to trade cars worth 20 times the total money you deposit you can estimate how much used margin will be deducted if you want to swap in one automobile:

Margin Used = Number of Contracts * Contract Size / Multiplication Ratio

= 1 * 10.000 / 20 = \$ 500

That means that this dealership will deduct from your account \$ 500 for each car you trade.

How to compute the margin available?

Computed by the following simple equation:

The margin available = Balance - Margin used

Agreeing to the previous model:

You have already deposited \$ 3,000 in your account with the auto dealership you have = \$ 3000

When you settle to purchase an automobile that has deducted \$ 1,000 as a user margin, the margin available you have now is:

The margin available = Balance - Margin used

= 3000 - 1000 = 2000 \$

It is the maximum amount you can lose on a deal.

If you take for granted that you have resolved to buy two cars, \$ 2000 will be taken off as a user margin and your margin will now be:

The margin available = Balance - Margin used

= 3000 - 2000 = \$ 1000

.

It is the maximum amount you can lose on a trade.

Thus,

The Margin Trading System is a scheme that grants you to trade goods worth more than your capital.

This case of trading deals with private companies that multiply your capital multiple times, permitting you to trade a commodity against a minor part of its value as a user's deposit.

These societies do not share the profit or loss. They simply require you to compensate the total value of the item after selling it. Its charge is to execute the sale and purchase orders that you designate at the monetary value you choose.

If you ordered the sale of the commodity at a toll higher than the purchase price will be gone through and will derive the value of the commodity in full and will return you a deposit plus the entire profit as if you already possess the commodity.

If placed to sell the commodity at a price below the purchase price will be implemented and will be deducted from your account to complete the value of the whole commodity.

What is Margin call?
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#### Zack King

check some youtubers for some easy to follow explanations. hope you got it figured!

#### pippin

Lets say you are a small trader and you don’t have enough money to buy a car, but you have a good experience in term of car trading to your clients, so When you open an account with an auto-dealership, for example, that allows margin trading, you will lodge in advance a small fixed amount of money that will stay intact until you settle to purchase a car, then your credit will be split up into two sections:

The margin used is the margin that will be deducted in advance. It is a refundable deposit that will be returned to your account after selling the car, whether it is traded at a gain or loss.

Available margin (usable margin): the amount remaining in your account after deducting the used margin, and this amount are the maximum loss you can have after selling the car to your client.

How to calculate the user's Used margin and usable margin?

We do not want to yield too much attention to how to calculate margin used by yourself. Often you do not need to, since the forex broker will adjust automatically.

In the previous example, let’s say that the value of the whole car = 10.000\$ and you have deposited 3000 \$, the auto dealership will tell you that it will deduct \$ 1000 from your account as a user margin for each automobile you buy. If you purchase two cars you will deduct 2000 \$ from your account as a used margin and your credit will remain 1000 \$ as margin available.

Although the company you deal with will eliminate the need to calculate margin used by yourself, but it would be very useful to learn how managing it yourself.

The used margin can be computed utilizing the following recipe:

Margin used = total value of purchase items / multiplication ratio

In the previous example since the value of the whole car = \$ 10.000 and the multiplication rate allowed by the company is 10 times, that is, the company doubled the capital to you 10 times, the margin will be derived by the authority:

Margin Used = Full Item Value / Multiply Ratio

= 10.000 / 10 = \$ 1000

If you think of buying two cars instead of a car, the margin used will be deducted from your account:

Used margin = 20,000 / 10 = \$ 2000

In the international markets, brokerage companies that trade marginally in different types of commodities, for each specific commodity has its own deal. Each type is sold on a fixed unit basis called contract size, which is the lowest unit traded from the commodity.

In the previous example of cars, the size of the contract = one car worth \$ 10.000, that you cannot trade less than a car worth \$ 10.000 and you can trade multiples of this act, such as trading two cars or three and so on.

Of course you are not allowed to trade a car and a half!!

The margin calculation method used is:

Margin Used = Number of Contracts * Contract Size / Multiplication Ratio

You will know the size of the contract you are dealing with and the proportion of the multiplication in advance before dealing with, which may vary from company to company.

Let's look at our previous example:

We know that the size of the contract = one car worth \$ 10.000 and the multiplier ratio = 10

And then we recognize that if we want to sell a car, the amount deducted by the car franchise from our account is:

Margin Used = Number of Contracts * Contract Size / Multiplication Ratio

= 1 * 10.000 / 10 = \$ 1000

If we want to buy two cars will be:

Margin Used = Number of Contracts * Contract Size / Multiplication Ratio

= 2 * 10.000 / 10 = \$ 2000

Therefore, you can work out the margin used for any number of cars. If we simulate that you wanted to purchase 3 cars at once, \$ 3000 will be deduced as a security deposit.

If you are dealing with auto dealership makes you a double ratio of 20 times, that this dealership will let you to trade cars worth 20 times the total money you deposit you can estimate how much used margin will be deducted if you want to swap in one automobile:

Margin Used = Number of Contracts * Contract Size / Multiplication Ratio

= 1 * 10.000 / 20 = \$ 500

That means that this dealership will deduct from your account \$ 500 for each car you trade.

How to compute the margin available?

Computed by the following simple equation:

The margin available = Balance - Margin used

Agreeing to the previous model:

You have already deposited \$ 3,000 in your account with the auto dealership you have = \$ 3000

When you settle to purchase an automobile that has deducted \$ 1,000 as a user margin, the margin available you have now is:

The margin available = Balance - Margin used

= 3000 - 1000 = 2000 \$

It is the maximum amount you can lose on a deal.

If you take for granted that you have resolved to buy two cars, \$ 2000 will be taken off as a user margin and your margin will now be:

The margin available = Balance - Margin used

= 3000 - 2000 = \$ 1000

.

It is the maximum amount you can lose on a trade.

Thus,

The Margin Trading System is a scheme that grants you to trade goods worth more than your capital.

This case of trading deals with private companies that multiply your capital multiple times, permitting you to trade a commodity against a minor part of its value as a user's deposit.

These societies do not share the profit or loss. They simply require you to compensate the total value of the item after selling it. Its charge is to execute the sale and purchase orders that you designate at the monetary value you choose.

If you ordered the sale of the commodity at a toll higher than the purchase price will be gone through and will derive the value of the commodity in full and will return you a deposit plus the entire profit as if you already possess the commodity.

If placed to sell the commodity at a price below the purchase price will be implemented and will be deducted from your account to complete the value of the whole commodity.

What is Margin call?
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This math is very useful to build your own money management system, I would say it is sufficient to build even advanced one if you spend extra effort and get some books on the subject.

#### Zack King

trading on margin gives you leverage so you can optimize profits on winning trades by even up to 500x with some brokers

#### pippin

trading on margin gives you leverage so you can optimize profits on winning trades by even up to 500x with some brokers

Leverage is a double-edged sword, increased potential profits come together with greater probability of loss because the higher is leverage the more tempting is to use it and open big risky position where your account becomes more sensitive to price movements, i.e. to a random volatility.

#### Zack King

did you check youtube maybe that will help explain with visuals

#### Pretty6

##### Newbie
That's really nicely explained. Those example made it quite clear. Thank you for sharing.

#### Sheldon56

##### Banned
Margin is a good way to leverage one's account, however, one must be very careful and wise while using it. It has got equal amount of risks too.

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#### Grace wilson

Margin trading is a strategy that involves high risk. It allows you to buy a bigger lot size than you would be able to normally and can yield a huge profit if executed correctly.
Buying on margin means to borrow money from a broker (similar to a loan) to purchase stock/ forex. The investor can take position in the market by paying an initial margin of 50 per cent (your own money), while the broker will finance the remaining 50 per cent.

#### ForexandGirlsIlike

Margin trading is a strategy that involves high risk. It allows you to buy a bigger lot size than you would be able to normally and can yield a huge profit if executed correctly.
Buying on margin means to borrow money from a broker (similar to a loan) to purchase stock/ forex. The investor can take position in the market by paying an initial margin of 50 per cent (your own money), while the broker will finance the remaining 50 per cent.

##### Newbie
The trading margin is the deposit that somehow the investor or trader makes to be able to open a position in the market that arises and has to use the leverage. It's that simple.

#### TracyMorninge

Margin trading in the forex market is NOT trading with borrowed capital. It’s better to think of it as betting on price direction, with your margin deposit acting as a cushion (for the broker) against you taking a loss.
To answer your broader question, if you lose more than your margin deposit you will, in most cases, owe your broker the difference. There are some brokers with a “no negative balance” policy (or at least there was before the CHF issues last year). You’d want to check your broker agreement.
To lexys’ point, in the vast majority of cases like that you will not get to the point where you face a loss larger than your account balance (again, the CHF events being an exception). Either your own stop loss will get triggered, or an automated position closure would happen via your broker once a certain minimum level of available margin funds is reached.

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#### vicjon1995

Margin trading is a strategy that involves high risk. It allows you to deal in a bigger lot size than you would be able to normally.

Buying on margin means to borrow money from a broker to purchase stock/ forex. The investor can take position in the market by paying an initial margin of 30 per cent (your own money), while the broker will provide the rest 30 per cent

#### KISvalue

an automated position closure would happen via your broker once a certain minimum level of available margin funds is reached.
a procedure which is part of the famous term "Margin Call"

Margin trading is a form of borrowing that lets you leverage securities you already own to purchase additional securities, protect your account from overdraft or access a convenient line of credit. Margin trading is not designed for any specific type of customer – it may be right for any investor looking for additional leverage in their investment. Here’s an example of how it works: assume you want to buy 1,000 shares of QRS stock at \$10 per share, but only have \$5,000 in investable cash available.
With a margin account, you can use your \$5,000 in cash and borrow the other \$5,000 on margin to make your purchase.

Without margin – with what’s called a cash account – you would need the full \$10,000 in cash to make this stock purchase. Now let’s see how a margin loan could impact your investment return. Assume the QRS stock rises in value from \$10,000 to \$11,000 and you sell it. You would pay back the \$5,000 margin loan and realize a profit of \$1,000. That’s a 20% return on your \$5,000 investment. Without a margin loan, you would have invested \$10,000 in cash and realized only a 10% return. While leverage is a powerful tool when the price of the security moves in your favor, it is also important to recognize the downside if the stock price falls.

#### Dora_WalletInvestor

Yeah, You can follow it for up.

#### Akwin

Lets say you are a small trader and you don’t have enough money to buy a car, but you have a good experience in term of car trading to your clients, so When you open an account with an auto-dealership, for example, that allows margin trading, you will lodge in advance a small fixed amount of money that will stay intact until you settle to purchase a car, then your credit will be split up into two sections:

The margin used is the margin that will be deducted in advance. It is a refundable deposit that will be returned to your account after selling the car, whether it is traded at a gain or loss.

Available margin (usable margin): the amount remaining in your account after deducting the used margin, and this amount are the maximum loss you can have after selling the car to your client.

How to calculate the user's Used margin and usable margin?

We do not want to yield too much attention to how to calculate margin used by yourself. Often you do not need to, since the forex broker will adjust automatically.

In the previous example, let’s say that the value of the whole car = 10.000\$ and you have deposited 3000 \$, the auto dealership will tell you that it will deduct \$ 1000 from your account as a user margin for each automobile you buy. If you purchase two cars you will deduct 2000 \$ from your account as a used margin and your credit will remain 1000 \$ as margin available.

Although the company you deal with will eliminate the need to calculate margin used by yourself, but it would be very useful to learn how managing it yourself.

The used margin can be computed utilizing the following recipe:

Margin used = total value of purchase items / multiplication ratio

In the previous example since the value of the whole car = \$ 10.000 and the multiplication rate allowed by the company is 10 times, that is, the company doubled the capital to you 10 times, the margin will be derived by the authority:

Margin Used = Full Item Value / Multiply Ratio

= 10.000 / 10 = \$ 1000

If you think of buying two cars instead of a car, the margin used will be deducted from your account:

Used margin = 20,000 / 10 = \$ 2000

In the international markets, brokerage companies that trade marginally in different types of commodities, for each specific commodity has its own deal. Each type is sold on a fixed unit basis called contract size, which is the lowest unit traded from the commodity.

In the previous example of cars, the size of the contract = one car worth \$ 10.000, that you cannot trade less than a car worth \$ 10.000 and you can trade multiples of this act, such as trading two cars or three and so on.

Of course you are not allowed to trade a car and a half!!

The margin calculation method used is:

Margin Used = Number of Contracts * Contract Size / Multiplication Ratio

You will know the size of the contract you are dealing with and the proportion of the multiplication in advance before dealing with, which may vary from company to company.

Let's look at our previous example:

We know that the size of the contract = one car worth \$ 10.000 and the multiplier ratio = 10

And then we recognize that if we want to sell a car, the amount deducted by the car franchise from our account is:

Margin Used = Number of Contracts * Contract Size / Multiplication Ratio

= 1 * 10.000 / 10 = \$ 1000

If we want to buy two cars will be:

Margin Used = Number of Contracts * Contract Size / Multiplication Ratio

= 2 * 10.000 / 10 = \$ 2000

Therefore, you can work out the margin used for any number of cars. If we simulate that you wanted to purchase 3 cars at once, \$ 3000 will be deduced as a security deposit.

If you are dealing with auto dealership makes you a double ratio of 20 times, that this dealership will let you to trade cars worth 20 times the total money you deposit you can estimate how much used margin will be deducted if you want to swap in one automobile:

Margin Used = Number of Contracts * Contract Size / Multiplication Ratio

= 1 * 10.000 / 20 = \$ 500

That means that this dealership will deduct from your account \$ 500 for each car you trade.

How to compute the margin available?

Computed by the following simple equation:

The margin available = Balance - Margin used

Agreeing to the previous model:

You have already deposited \$ 3,000 in your account with the auto dealership you have = \$ 3000

When you settle to purchase an automobile that has deducted \$ 1,000 as a user margin, the margin available you have now is:

The margin available = Balance - Margin used

= 3000 - 1000 = 2000 \$

It is the maximum amount you can lose on a deal.

If you take for granted that you have resolved to buy two cars, \$ 2000 will be taken off as a user margin and your margin will now be:

The margin available = Balance - Margin used

= 3000 - 2000 = \$ 1000

.

It is the maximum amount you can lose on a trade.

Thus,

The Margin Trading System is a scheme that grants you to trade goods worth more than your capital.

This case of trading deals with private companies that multiply your capital multiple times, permitting you to trade a commodity against a minor part of its value as a user's deposit.

These societies do not share the profit or loss. They simply require you to compensate the total value of the item after selling it. Its charge is to execute the sale and purchase orders that you designate at the monetary value you choose.

If you ordered the sale of the commodity at a toll higher than the purchase price will be gone through and will derive the value of the commodity in full and will return you a deposit plus the entire profit as if you already possess the commodity.

If placed to sell the commodity at a price below the purchase price will be implemented and will be deducted from your account to complete the value of the whole commodity.

What is Margin call?
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Lets say you are a small trader and you don’t have enough money to buy a car, but you have a good experience in term of car trading to your clients, so When you open an account with an auto-dealership, for example, that allows margin trading, you will lodge in advance a small fixed amount of money that will stay intact until you settle to purchase a car, then your credit will be split up into two sections:

The margin used is the margin that will be deducted in advance. It is a refundable deposit that will be returned to your account after selling the car, whether it is traded at a gain or loss.

Available margin (usable margin): the amount remaining in your account after deducting the used margin, and this amount are the maximum loss you can have after selling the car to your client.

How to calculate the user's Used margin and usable margin?

We do not want to yield too much attention to how to calculate margin used by yourself. Often you do not need to, since the forex broker will adjust automatically.

In the previous example, let’s say that the value of the whole car = 10.000\$ and you have deposited 3000 \$, the auto dealership will tell you that it will deduct \$ 1000 from your account as a user margin for each automobile you buy. If you purchase two cars you will deduct 2000 \$ from your account as a used margin and your credit will remain 1000 \$ as margin available.

Although the company you deal with will eliminate the need to calculate margin used by yourself, but it would be very useful to learn how managing it yourself.

The used margin can be computed utilizing the following recipe:

Margin used = total value of purchase items / multiplication ratio

In the previous example since the value of the whole car = \$ 10.000 and the multiplication rate allowed by the company is 10 times, that is, the company doubled the capital to you 10 times, the margin will be derived by the authority:

Margin Used = Full Item Value / Multiply Ratio

= 10.000 / 10 = \$ 1000

If you think of buying two cars instead of a car, the margin used will be deducted from your account:

Used margin = 20,000 / 10 = \$ 2000

In the international markets, brokerage companies that trade marginally in different types of commodities, for each specific commodity has its own deal. Each type is sold on a fixed unit basis called contract size, which is the lowest unit traded from the commodity.

In the previous example of cars, the size of the contract = one car worth \$ 10.000, that you cannot trade less than a car worth \$ 10.000 and you can trade multiples of this act, such as trading two cars or three and so on.

Of course you are not allowed to trade a car and a half!!

The margin calculation method used is:

Margin Used = Number of Contracts * Contract Size / Multiplication Ratio

You will know the size of the contract you are dealing with and the proportion of the multiplication in advance before dealing with, which may vary from company to company.

Let's look at our previous example:

We know that the size of the contract = one car worth \$ 10.000 and the multiplier ratio = 10

And then we recognize that if we want to sell a car, the amount deducted by the car franchise from our account is:

Margin Used = Number of Contracts * Contract Size / Multiplication Ratio

= 1 * 10.000 / 10 = \$ 1000

If we want to buy two cars will be:

Margin Used = Number of Contracts * Contract Size / Multiplication Ratio

= 2 * 10.000 / 10 = \$ 2000

Therefore, you can work out the margin used for any number of cars. If we simulate that you wanted to purchase 3 cars at once, \$ 3000 will be deduced as a security deposit.

If you are dealing with auto dealership makes you a double ratio of 20 times, that this dealership will let you to trade cars worth 20 times the total money you deposit you can estimate how much used margin will be deducted if you want to swap in one automobile:

Margin Used = Number of Contracts * Contract Size / Multiplication Ratio

= 1 * 10.000 / 20 = \$ 500

That means that this dealership will deduct from your account \$ 500 for each car you trade.

How to compute the margin available?

Computed by the following simple equation:

The margin available = Balance - Margin used

Agreeing to the previous model:

You have already deposited \$ 3,000 in your account with the auto dealership you have = \$ 3000

When you settle to purchase an automobile that has deducted \$ 1,000 as a user margin, the margin available you have now is:

The margin available = Balance - Margin used

= 3000 - 1000 = 2000 \$

It is the maximum amount you can lose on a deal.

If you take for granted that you have resolved to buy two cars, \$ 2000 will be taken off as a user margin and your margin will now be:

The margin available = Balance - Margin used

= 3000 - 2000 = \$ 1000

.

It is the maximum amount you can lose on a trade.

Thus,

The Margin Trading System is a scheme that grants you to trade goods worth more than your capital.

This case of trading deals with private companies that multiply your capital multiple times, permitting you to trade a commodity against a minor part of its value as a user's deposit.

These societies do not share the profit or loss. They simply require you to compensate the total value of the item after selling it. Its charge is to execute the sale and purchase orders that you designate at the monetary value you choose.

If you ordered the sale of the commodity at a toll higher than the purchase price will be gone through and will derive the value of the commodity in full and will return you a deposit plus the entire profit as if you already possess the commodity.

If placed to sell the commodity at a price below the purchase price will be implemented and will be deducted from your account to complete the value of the whole commodity.

What is Margin call?
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Thank you for the fruitful , clear information. I gained more knowledge now .

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