Margin utilization is the percentage of margin collateral that a client uses for buying on margin. If the margin utilization exceeds 100%, there is a risk that margin positions will be stopped out (i.e. reduced or liquidated) and a margin call will be initiated.
Margin Utilization is calculated as = (100 * Used for margin) / (Account value + Other collateral – Not available as margin collateral).
Account Value (AV) = 29,968.80 (Total Cash Balances or 7,552.38 + Total Trades Value or 22,416.41)
Total funds Used for Margin are 7038.92
MU% = 23% (7,038.92 / 29,968.80)
EXANTE applies 2 types of leverage rates for the instruments:
- Standard leverage rate indicates the percentage of the asset value that is blocked as margin. Thus, a 30% Leverage Rate blocks 30% of the value of the asset as Used for Margin in the account.
- Concentration Rate indicates when the penalty rate for the concentration of certain position will be applied and the penalty itself. Concentration Rate of 50% means that if position in a single asset exceeds 50% of the total account value, that position is then considered concentrated and the percent of funds blocked for margin will increase to Concentration Rate value. More information on Concentration Rate can be obtained here.
Margin report is a module in the EXANTE trading platform that allows you to track not only the total sum and proportion of leverage, but also the entire structure of the current margin, depending on traded assets. In order to access the module, open EXANTE desktop platform > click 'Margin Report' on your top toolbar.