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Initial Margin

Initial margin is the amount you have to pay a broker to open a trade on the forex market. It’s worked out as a percentage of the total value of your trade.

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A straddle is a strategy that traders typically use when they want to bet on the price of an asset but aren’t sure if it’s likely to go up or down — if they are buying the straddle, or have a high conviction that the price will remain stable — if they sell the straddle.

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Leverage means investing using money you’ve borrowed, usually from a broker. When you trade on leverage, you pay your broker a sum of money called initial margin.

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