Help! I noticed that i have US Dollars (usd) as an asset under the exposure tab. I don't know why i have USD in the exposure tab of the terminal. Please can someone explain to me in layman's terms why it is there and why it keeps fluctuating. I bought facebook stock and so i understand why i have facebook in the exposure tab...but why is usd in the exposure tab too? And why does it fluctuate? Also i would appreciate it if someone can explain how it fluctuates? Is it dependent on the facebook stock that i bought or what? I circled the usd row in the picture below.
There are commissions and swaps you should consider.
There are commissions even if they are not visible.
Your exposure tab shows only USD, because your account is in USD and all your open orders too. Even if you close all your open orders the exposure tab will show your entire balance/equity as USD.
The swap value is the interest that you pay or get paid when you hold a position overnight.
OK, from the pictures above, you can see i have closed all my positions and i still have my equity fluctuating, which tells me that the usd asset is affecting my total equity, So how much do i really have now? I mean withdrawable amount. Is it the 136.66 shown in the balance or the 156 shown as equity? Is there a way of making the equity to reflect in my balance.
You haven't closed all your open positions, you still have 4 open orders with $19 floating profit, so that plus your balance is your equity.
If you close all your open orders (I am not saying you should) your balance and equity will be the same and your exposure tab will illustrate the same amount in USD.