What is Free Margin?

What does “Free Margin” mean? Margin can be classified as either “used” or “free”. Used Margin, which is just the aggregate of all the Required Margin from all open positions, was discussed in a previous lesson. Free Margin is the difference between Equity and Used Margin. Free Margin refers to the Equity in a trader’s account that is NOT tied up in …

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What is Used Margin?

What is Used Margin

What does “Used Margin” mean? In order to understand what Used Margin is, we must first understand what Required Margin is. Whenever you open a new position, a specific amount of Required Margin is set aside. Required Margin was discussed in detail in the previous lesson, so if you don’t know what it is, please read our What is Margin? lesson …

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What is Unrealized P/L and Floating P/L

What is Unrealized P/L and Floating P/L? 11 NOV 2021

In your trading platform, you will see something that says “Unrealized P/L” or “Floating P/L” with green or red numbers beside them. In this lesson, we explain what Unrealized P/L and Floating P/L are. When trading, there are actually two different types of “profit or loss”, also known as “P/L”. Both are important. Let’s discuss the difference between the …

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