What is Required Margin? - Deepstash

What is Required Margin?

Required Margin is the amount of money that is set aside & “locked up” when opening a position. It is also known as Deposit Margin, Entry Margin, or Initial Margin.

When trading with margin, the amount of margin (Required Margin) needed to hold open a position is calculated as a percentage (Margin Requirement) of the position size (Notional Value).

The specific amount of Required Margin is calculated according to the base currency of the currency pair traded.

If the base currency is DIFFERENT from your trading account’s currency, the Required Margin is then converted to your account denomination.


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