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USDCAD pair has moved 41.90 pips in my favour @ 0.01 lots (broker showing profit of $3.01)

USDJPY pair has moved 52.30 pips against me @ 0.01 lots (broker showing loss of -$4.85)

At $0.10 per pip (0.01 lot) the margin on:

  • USDCAD pair is (41.90 pips * $0.10 - $3.01 listed profit = 1.18) while
  • USDJPY pair is (52.30 pips * $0.10 - $4.84 listed loss = 0.39)

It seems my profit margins are calculated at a higher "spread" than my loss? Am I missing something here?

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Maybe because you are comparing CAD with JPY and you need to factor in the exchange rate differential bwteen the two

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AH, one reason is that "open profit" is calculated on liquidation value, NOT on current price. At best with a market having bid and ask, it is using the worse of those numbers.

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