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Margin requirments???

Guest Dean111


can some please give me a calculation on how much money would need to be in my acount to open a Spread bet postion? say for example i would like to place a £1 per point bet on AAPL trading at 2000. so how much cash would i need in my account to place that trade?


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The best thing I can say and advise you is: What ever instrument you trade in shares, CFD's etc your margin requirement should NEVER exceed 10% of your capital. Forget calculations, forget how much you need, forget the other ****. All you need is what I've put down above.

I've been trading extremely successful for the last 2 years in currencies. Before that I traded ASX. Follow that rule and it won't matter whether the market produces algorithmic runs, flash crashes, re-traces etc.

I never use stops as my tech. analysis is usually 90/10, 90 yes, 10 losses. If I do place a stop on a overnight position it's usually 100 to 200 points away. 

Remember, what you see and analyze, so does everyone else. Including the banks who are there to say thank you for taking you money.  Be WARE 

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