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As a general rule of thumb, we recommend limiting total account leverage to a maximum of 20:1. For example, if you have an account balance of $10,000, you could trade a maximum position size twenty times larger than your account…

A Margin Call will occur on a trader's account when: Usable Margin is less than 0 When a trader's Equity is less than Used Margin When positions are over-leveraged or trading losses produce insufficient equity to maintain current open positions, a 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…

FXCM offers several account types to meet your trading needs including mobile trading, automated trading, or Mac-compatible platforms. You can compare the features of our platforms at the Forex Trading Platform Comparison Page. The most popular platform is the award-winning Trading…

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