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Be Careful Trading On Margin

Trading currencies on margin lets you increase your buying power.

This means that if you have $5,000 cash in a margin account that allows 100:1 leverage, you could trade up to $500,000 worth of currency because you only have to post one percent of the purchase price as collateral.

Another way of saying this is that you have $500,000 in buying power.

With more buying power, you can increase your total return on investment with less cash outlay. But be careful, trading on margin magnifies your profits AND losses.

Margin Call

Forex Margin Call

All traders fear the dreaded margin call. This occurs when your broker notifies you that your margin deposits have fallen below the required minimum level because an open position has moved against you.

While trading on margin can be a profitable investment strategy, it is important that you take the time to understand the risks.

Make sure you fully understand how your margin account works, and be sure to read the margin agreement between you and your broker. Always ask any questions if there is anything unclear to you in the agreement.

Your positions could be partially or totally liquidated should the available margin in your account fall below a predetermined threshold. You may not receive a margin call before your positions are liquidated (the ultimate unexpected birthday gift).

In the event that money in your account falls below margin requirements (usable margin), your broker will close some or all open positions. This can help prevent your account from falling into a negative balance, even in a highly volatile, fast moving market.

Margin calls can be effectively avoided by monitoring your account balance on a very regular basis and by utilizing stop loss orders on every open position to limit risk.

The topic of margin is a touchy subject and some argue that too much margin is dangerous. It all depends on the individual and the amount of knowledge and training he or she has.

If you are going to trade on a margin account, it’s vital that you know what your broker’s policies are on margin accounts and that you understand and are comfortable with the risks involved.

You should also know that most brokers require a higher margin during the weekends. This may take the form of 1% margin during the week and if you intend to hold the position over the weekend it may rise to 2% or higher.

保证金+杠杆=可能致命的组合

以保证金形式进行货币交易能够增加购买力。

这意味着,如果你在允许使用100:1杠杆的保证金账户中有5,000美元,你可交易价值高达50万美元的货币,因为你只需要提供买价的1%作为押金。

另一种表述方式就是你有50万美元的购买力。

购买力高了,你就能在支出少量现金的情况下增加投资的总收益。但是要小心,以保证金形式进行交易放大了你的利润,也放大了你的损失。

追加保证金

所有交易者都惧怕恼人的追加保证金。它出现在你的经纪商提醒你,你的保证金余额由于你的判断方向错误导致其低于所需最低保证金水平的时候。

尽管以保证金形式交易可以作为获利投资策略,但花时间理解其中的风险十分重要。

确保你自己完全理解保证金账户是如何运转的,一定要阅读经纪商和你之间的保证金协议。如果你不明白协议中的内容,一定要问。

要是你的可用保证金低于预定门槛,你的部分头寸会被清偿,还是全部都会。在你的头寸清算之前,你可能不会收到追加保证金通知(终极意外生日大礼)。

万一你账户中的资金低于保证金要求(可用保证金),你的经纪商会关闭你的部分或全部头寸。这将避免你的账户出现负结余,即使是在剧烈波动、快速变化的市场里。

通过定期监控账户余额和对每一个头寸使用止损设定来限制风险可以有效避免追加保证金。

保证金是个十分敏感的话题。一些人认为保证金太多是很危险的。这取决于个人和他/她所拥有的知识和训练。

如果你要使用保证金账户交易,了解经纪商的保证金账户政策是十分重要的。你理解这些政策,适应其中包含的风险也是十分重要的。

你要知道许多经纪商在周末要求较高的保证金。工作日的保证金可能为1%,但如果你想在周末保留现有头寸,保证金可能会升至2%或更高。