# How to Calculate Indices Trading Margin Requirement

## Indices Margin Calculator App

The indices margin calculation example explained and illustrated below, the set indices leverage ratio is 100:1, the indices margin which is 1% is $2683.07, therefore the total amount controlled by the indices trader is: $268,307 - this is because with this 100:1 leverage ratio, the indices trader has used little of their money and borrowed the rest using indices leverage, with this leverage ratio set at 100:1, the indices trader is using 1% of their capital, this 1% is $2683.07, if 1% is $2683.07 then 100% is $268,307

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## Indices Margin Calculator App

**If = 50:1 - Indices Leverage Ratio**

Then ** indices margin** requirement = 1/50 *100= **2%**

if you have $1,000,

1,000* 50 = $50,000.

1,000 / 50,000 * 100= 2%

(Simplify - your capital is $1,000 after leverage you control $50,000 - $1,000 is what percent of $50,000 - it is 2% margin) that is your indices margin requirement

**If = 20:1 - Indices Leverage Ratio**

Then the indices trading margin requirement = 1/20 *100= **5%**

if you have $1,000,

1,000* 20 = $20,000.

1,000 / 20,000 * 100= 5%

(Simplify - your capital is $1,000 after leverage you control $20,000 - $1,000 is what percent of $20,000 - it is 5% margin) that is your indices trading margin requirement

**If = 10:1 - Indices Leverage Ratio**

Then the indices margin requirement is = 1/10 *100= **10%**

if you have $1,000,

1,000* 10 = $10,000.

1,000 / 10,000 * 100= 10%

(Simplify - your capital is $1,000 after leverage you control $10,000 - $1,000 is what percent of $10,000 - it is 10% margin) that is your indices trading margin requirement