How much margin do I need to open a 1 lot in EUR/USD?

Tuesday, 29 March 2011 02:23

For example, the EUR/USD exchange rate is 1.3000/1.3001. You buy 1 standard lot at 1.3001 (ask price). 1 lot is 100,000 EUR. This means that you buy 100,000 EUR and sell 100,000*1.3001=130,010 USD. To fund this position we require a margin of 0.2% (because leverage is 1:500) so you need 200 EUR on your account not 100,000 EUR. The rest of the money is leveraged to you by MegaTraderFX.