Total risk profile jumped to 100%?

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Total risk profile jumped to 100%?

Post by hopewell168 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:00 pm

Where can I see the total margin for each trade?

At early July my test portfolio's total risk profile (margin to equity) suddenly jumped to 100% and then came back to normal 20% range in August. I looked at the trade log and can't tell why any new trade and their margins could cause this. I hope to check each trade's margin amount actually used in the system. Thanks.

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Re: Total risk profile jumped to 100%?

Post by Tim Arnold » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:32 am

Risk is not measured with margin but rather the distance between the entry and stop price.

There are a number of properties for margin. The margin for the instrument is fixed in the dictionary. The margin for a trade is just the quantity times margin.

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