Leverage represents a margin trading ratio that will allow you to open bigger lot positions with very little equity. In Forex leverage can be very high, sometimes as much as 500:1, which means that a margin deposit of just $1000 could control a position size of $500,000. Leverage has a direct effect on the capital in your trading account.

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If you would like to know more about leverage in Forex trading, potential Risk and Reward of using higher leverage, what is a margin call and how to avoid it, please read our complete article What is Leverage in Forex and How to Use It.

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Use this handy Forex margin calculator to know exactly the percentage of funds required to open a trading position based on the available leverage offered by your broker.