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21 Nov 11 13:54
Date Joined: 26 Apr 11
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I'm playing with a demo account on tradefair and so far, i can understand the basics.
My interest is in margin.
I'm worried about all that leverage stuff, so here is a simple question that I cannot find an answer to:
I buy 1 pt UK 100 Rolling Daily @ say 5285.
I put a stop loss @ 5275.
This tells me that my margin requred is 30.
What does this mean?
- that I have to have at least 30 in my account?
- if not, what?

What happens in a worst case scenario?
i.e, index falls to 5000 and my stop loss magically does not trigger?

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Report V4 Vendetta January 26, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
Yes, you have to have £30 to cover it.
If it gaps through your stop, you would normally be filled at the next available price.  A gap of 285 points would probably need a bank going bust or an earthquake or Ed Miliband winning the election or something, so not likely.
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