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interpreting margin/available balances


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I'm short CFD's in stocks with guaranteed stops. The margin represents [(stop price-order price) x contracts]. Funds available represents remaining funds not currently posted up as margin.

If a position moves against me, why do my available funds fall and not the margin amount? I'm looking to deploy my entire balance as margin with guaranteed stops (and I'm happy to be stopped out if my stop limits get hit and lose the margin) but it concerns me when the available balance turns negative even though I have margin in place.

How am I to interpret potentially -ve funds available balances?

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