#### Topic: How to calculate margin?

1) How to calculate margin?;

2) Why does the program show opening 0.01 lot, and actually calculates the margin, spread and profit as of 1 lot? (XAUUSD)

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1) How to calculate margin?;

2) Why does the program show opening 0.01 lot, and actually calculates the margin, spread and profit as of 1 lot? (XAUUSD)

1) How to calculate margin?;

```
public static double RequiredMargin(double lots, int bar)
{
double amount = lots*InstrProperties.LotSize;
double exchangeRate = Close[bar]/AccountExchangeRate(Close[bar]);
double requiredMargin = amount*exchangeRate/Configs.Leverage;
return requiredMargin;
}
```

You can check the source code here: https://github.com/PopovMP/Forex-Strate … tistics.cs Line: 757

2) Why does the program show opening 0.01 lot, and actually calculates the margin, spread and profit as of 1 lot? (XAUUSD)

I don't think the program does that. As you see in the formula:

Required Margin = Lots * Lot Size * Exchange Rate / Leverage;

So if you set lots = 0.01, it must not use 1.0. Probably you are missing some of the other parameters.

Can you post the exact numbers?

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