July 11, 2016

Question:How to calculate margin level in my MT4/MT5 account?


“Margin Level” in your MT4 account can be calculated with the following formula.

Margin level = (Equity/Used Margin) * 100

Please note that this “Margin level” varies depending on your leverage, profit/loss amount, account balance and trading volumes etc.

The calculation itself can be a bit complicated for some traders though, fortunately MT4 has got its display to show the current “Margin Level”.

MT4 Margin Levels

Please note that FBS’s trading server has set the Stop Loss % to 20%.

This means that in case the margin level in your trading account reaches down to 20%, then all existing open positions will be closed(liquidated).

This process will be made automatically.

If you are not satisfied with the condition, you may contact FBS and possibly customize the condition as you prefer.

FBS Official Website

What is ‘leverage’ in FBS MT4?

Leverage means using a small collateral amount for opening a large transaction – for example a 100:1 leverage allows you to open a transaction of $100,000 using collateral of $1,000 only.

Your leverage determines both your potential loss and your potential gain.

For example; in the transaction of $100,000 using only $1,000 in collateral, a 1% movement in the market may lead to a 100% gain or to a 100% loss; leveraging is what makes the Forex market both dangerous and exciting.

FBS offers the maximum leverage 1:3000.

This simply gives you with the 3000 times more of possibilities to earn profits and losses comparing to the original amount of funds.

Please remember that larger the leverage is, faster the profit you could make and also faster the losses you could make in a short time period.

You could lose all your investment funds in a moment.

FBS triggers Stop Out(liquidation of all open positions) at 20% of Margin Level in your trading account.

Fortunately the broker adopts NBP(Negative Balance Protection) to all its accounts, so you will not lose more than you deposit in your account through investment.

FBS Official Website

How small can I trade in MT4 Forex trading account?

FBS allows its traders to trade as small as 0.01 lot. 1 lot size is worth of 100,000 units(or dollars), so 0.01 lot would be only 1,000 units.

This is normally the smallest unit you can order in MT4 or in any other Forex trading platforms, although sometimes some brokers do allow traders to trade smaller than 1,000 units.

In case of FBS, the broker offers up to 1:3000 leverage.

So if you trade 1,000 units(0.01 lot) in a trading account with 1:3000 leverage, you will be required about 2 units as required margin.

Meaning that you can even start trading Forex with FBS with only a few dollars if you wish.

But please don’t forget that you will be always required to have minimal required margin to support your positions.

Smaller the account balance is, more the vulnerability to market volatility.

It is recommended to have enough margin(account balance/equity) to support your positions at anytime.

How can I get trading history statement from MT4 trading platform.

You can create your own statements on request via the MT4 platform.

Look in the MT4 “Account History” tab and right click to select the time period that you require the report for.

To “Save a Report” or “Save a Detailed Report” click on the right mouse button once more.

Other than requesting it from the trading platform directly, FBS’s trading server will also send trading statement daily and monthly.

The daily statement will be sent to your registered email address only if there is any activity in your trading account though, the Monthly statement will be sent to you automatically even if you haven’t touched it for a long time.

In case you are trading on Demo account, you will not get statement sent to your email address.

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