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chris93
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chris93 2013.06.22 14:53 
hi guys,

This is my first trade with Meta Trader 5. I bought 1 standard lot of EURUSD, so I purchase

100 000 EUR

so that would be

100 000 EUR * 1.31290 = 131290 USD

with a 100 : 1 leverage...

my initial margin deposit

= 131290/100 = 1312.90 USD



When I look under my account I get the following from meta trader:

Volume Rate USD
EUR 100K 1.31209 1 312.09
USD 4.73572M 1.00000 47 357.20

Balance: 50 000.00 USD Equity: 49 919.00 Margin: 1 312.90 Free Margin: 48 606.10 Leverage: 1:100 Margin Level: 3 802.19 %


how come the trade volume for USD is 4.73572M,
if i buy 100K EUR it should be

100 000 EUR * 1.31290 = 131290 USD



Symbol Time Type Volume Price S / L T / P Market Price Swap Profit Comment
EURUSD 2013.06.21 21:56 buy 1.00 1.31290 1.31217 0.00 -73.00
0.00 -73.00

Balance: 50000.00 Free Margin: 48614.10
Credit Facility: 0.00 Margin: 1312.90
Floating P/L: -73.00 Margin Level: 3802.80%
Equity: 49927.00


Exposure


Assets Volume Rate Currency (USD) Graph

EUR 10.00 1.31217 1 312.17

USD 473.57 1.00000 47 357.20


How come the Volume for EUR is 10.00 and 473.57 for USD , I purchased 1 standard lot , so it should be 100 000 for the volume of euros.


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Alain Verleyen 2013.06.22 15:58  

tomyang03:

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Your post isn't very clear, it would be better to format your data when you post as many figures Also it would be easier to post screenshots.

EDIT : Seems there is a bug on the exposure data.

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graziani 2013.06.26 14:22  

At first (x years ago) i tried to calculate things by starting from idea that lot is 100k$, and I gave up after few days.

The easiest approach is to take the price of a pip, your balance/equity, min lot size, and calculate everything with it.
And this way you get reliable results, without worrying for the leverage or other settings.

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