Calculation of the Free Margin for MT5 Account

Dear Members,

In its simplest definition, Free Margin is the money in a trading account that is available for trading. To calculate Free Margin, you must subtract the margin of your open positions from your Equity (i.e. your Balance plus or minus any profit/loss from open positions).

These are how we calculate free margin for our MT5 accounts :
For synthetic MT5 accounts (real/demo):

  • if the P/L of open positions is negative, then Free Margin = Equity - Margin
    -if P/L of open positions is positive, then Free Margin = Balance - Margin
    For other MT5 accounts :
    Free Margin = Equity - Margin

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