Margin is the amount of funds you need to have in your trading account in order to open a trade. To retain an open position you must also always retain sufficient margin in your account.
Leverage is a ratio representing the level of exposure you have to a trade. Using leverage means you can control trades of higher value than the margin you hold.
The MetaTrader 4 trading platform lets you monitor and control risk exposure in real time. Based on your individual margin requirements, the platform calculates the amount needed to retain any open positions and the trading resources available for entering into new positions, or for adding to existing open positions.
With leverage up to 30:1 available for Retail clients, Axi clients are able to choose the level of leverage that’s appropriate for them. Leverage can be changed through the MT4 platform before placing a trade, or through your personal settings in the Axi Client Portal.