The Protrader margin analyser is an extremely useful tool to verify capital requirements
Client margins are defined by the various Equities, Commodities and Currencies Exchanges operating in India and charged by a broker to all their clients individually. They generally comprise of VaR, extreme loss and MTM margins for the cash segment, initial and exposure margins in futures and premium/ assignment margins in addition to initial and exposure margins in the case of options. Since volatility is a key element contributing to risk, margin requirements vary from one underlying to the other, across market segments. Understanding margins is very important as it allows traders to leverage or control large positions with minimum capital.
Scalpers, day, swing and algo traders, especially in the retail segment, typically make the most efficient use of margins allotted by the various Exchanges in the Indian financial markets. However, a number of traders fail to understand the significance of margins and in their zeal to execute trades, sometimes overlook minimum margin requirements on open positions, unforeseen drawdowns in the underlying and the leverage offered; which can change at short notice depending on market volatility, often resulting in positions being squared off, prematurely.
The Protrader multi asset platform, specifically designed for the Indian markets, has an inbuilt margin analyser to monitor real-time margin requirements for individual and multiple scrips across market segments which are selected for execution. The analyser not only calculates margins in real-time, it also predicts changes in margins even before traders can open fresh orders.< /p>
For investors building portfolios; both short and long- term, comprising of multiple market segments, the margin analyser is extremely useful as it analyses all chosen instruments segment-wise and throws up the capital requirement to implement the strategy. Investors can then choose whether to tweak, go ahead with the strategy or bring in additional capital to meet margin requirements.< /p> For short-term traders who either combine multiple scrips or execute large orders as part of their trading strategy, the analyser is a very proficient tool in defining real-time margin requirements.
The tool also acts as a quick reference guide for newbies who wish to understand the nuances of margin calculation and manage risk in the event of extreme volatility in the markets.
To open the panel, go to 'Account - Margin analyser' or right click within the watch-list panel and select ‘New- Margin analyser.’ Users can adjust the visibility of columns from the context menu and right-click on the column header to select columns to be displayed in the panel. Likewise, users can also go to the 'Margin analyser - Settings' in the same context menu to adjust the visibility of the rows and columns.
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