Why Do I Keep Getting A Insufficient Margin Warning When Trying To Place Orders

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Why Do I Keep Getting A Insufficient Margin Warning When Trying To Place Orders

#1 Postby kmmr12 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:51 am

Hi I just got Forex Tester and I am running some backtest. However, I can place orders because I keep getting an insufficient margin warning. Am I missing something?

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Re: Why Do I Keep Getting A Insufficient Margin Warning When Trying To Place Orders

#2 Postby FX Helper » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:07 am

Hello,

What symbol are you trying to place an order for?

If you place a pending orders but they don`t open then probably this occurs due to insufficient margin.
Please switch to “Journal” tab at the bottom of the Forex Tester program and you should see “insufficient margin” message there.
We recommend you to deposit more money during testing via Orders -> Deposit Money menu to solve this issue.

To see how much margin you need to place an order you can use this online calculator:
https://www.xm.com/forex-calculators/margin

Also you can change a lot size or leverage in the properties of this symbol, for example, decrease a value in the "Lot size" field by 10 or 100.
Or increase the "Leverage" option.
To change properties please open Data Center, select a necessary symbol, click “Change properties” button, change them and then create a new project and start a new test.
This will help to fix the issue.


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