ahh yes, i remember thinking like this
Totally awesome avatar, thank you for bringing back the classics
Simplify things mate,
if you have an account balance of $500 and you trade and profit $100
you will have a balance of $600 at the end of the trade, obviously .
this is what WILL SHOW in your terminal
but you are not really asking that, are you
You are asking about leverage
and the answer is like this.... since you like to confuse the SHYTE out of yourself.
LET THE CONFUSION BEGIN....
if you have a balance of $500 and you have an account Leverage of 1:100
it then means that you can CONTROL $50,000 worth of currency
so then you open a trade at a specific lot size and you make $100
Now what you missed is this....
you didn't make $100
you made $10,000
but because your account is 1:100
IT HAS ALREADY BEEN DIVIDED UP
but then you didn't account for Nominal margin either
See.. IT'S A HEADACHE.. ok hehe
Keep it simple mate
You have $500 in your account
Your terminal tells you you won $100
IT MEANS YOU NOW HAVE $600