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What do the following terms on my platform mean: balance, equity, margin, free margin and margin level?

Balance
This is the value of your account before taking into account any open positions.

 

Equity
This is the current value of your account including the value of any open positions.

 

Margin
This is the amount of money you need to have, and maintain, in your account to cover any open positions.

 

Free Margin
This is the difference between your Equity and the Margin

 

Margin Level
This is the ratio of Equity to Margin, calculated by the following formula: 
( Equity / Margin ) x 100 = Margin Level