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What is margin?

Percentage requirements

Margin is essentially collateral for a position. Before you place a trade, you are required to make a deposit into your margin account.

The amount depends on the margin percentages dependent on your jurisdiction allowing traders to take on leveraged positions with a fraction of the equity necessary to fund the trade.

Margin percentages are usually estimated at 2%, 1%, or 0.5% for CIMA clients, or at 50%, 20%, 10%, 5% or 3.33% for FCA clients.


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