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What is Free Margin?

We have already discovered in a previous article that Margin is the amount of money needed to open a trade, and once trades are opened, we can see the total amount of Margin being used in the terminal window of the trading platform. For a recap on Margin click here.

What is Margin?

Whether you call it entry-level, collateral, or margin, it refers to the same concept – the capital required to open a trade. The margin is locked when the trade is opened, and it’s released when the trade is closed. A couple of years ago, you would need at least $500,000