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## Frequently Asked Questions #### How do I calculate the required margin for Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium trades?

Below are some examples explaining the formula for calculating the amount of margin required for trading precious metals:

 Gold (USD) - XAUUSD Silver (USD) - XAGUSD Platinum (USD) - XPTUSD Palladium (USD) = XPDUSD Position Size: 1 Standard lot 1 Standard lot 1 Standard lot 1 Standard lot Account Leverage: 1:100 1:100 1:100 1:100 Price: \$1,244.250 \$15.835 \$982.006 \$596.601 Margin Required: 1% 1% 1% 1% Total ounces per contract: 100 100 100 100 Total exposure: = 15.853 * 5000 = \$79,265.00 = 15.835 * 5000 = \$79,175.00 = \$982.006 * 100 = \$98,200.60 = \$596.601 * 100 = \$59,660.10 Margin Requirement Calculation: = 1% * \$124,425.00 = \$1,244.25 = 1% * \$79,265.00 = \$791.75 = 1% * 98,200.60 = \$982.01 = 1% * 59,660.10 = \$596.60 Margin Requirement: @ 1:400 leverage applied = \$311.06 @ 1:400 leverage applied = 791.75 * 0.25 = \$197.93 @ 1:400 leverage applied= 982.01 * 0.25 = \$245.50 @ 1:400 leverage applied = 596.60 * 0.25 = \$149.15