What is margin? Margin can be thought of as a good faith deposit required to maintain open positions. This is not a fee or a transaction cost, it is simply a portion of your account equity set aside and allocated as a margin deposit. You can keep track of your Used and Usable margin in the Accounts Window of the Trading Station.VideoAccounts Window (1:07)
What are FXCM Margin Requirements?
Forex margin requirements at FXCM Markets vary depending on account type. Up-to-date requirements are displayed in the “Simplified Dealing Rates” window of the Trading Station by currency pair.
When is Margin Updated?
Margin requirements are updated each month on the last Friday to account for price fluctuations. FXCM does not anticipate more than one update a month, however extreme market movements or event risk may necessitate unscheduled intra‐month updates. Up‐to‐date margin requirements are displayed in the Simplified Dealing Rates window of the Trading Station.
1 Leverage: Leverage is a double-edged sword and can dramatically amplify your profits. It can also just as dramatically amplify your losses. Trading foreign exchange with any level of leverage may not be suitable for all investors.