Trading Info

Opening Positions

In order to open a position for your next trade when using Ainvesting trading platform, click "Buy" or "Sell" buttons on the screen.
You have to perform the following actions (depends on the selected type of instrument):

Currency Pairs (Forex): Select the amount of basic units/lots you wish to Buy/Sell.

Stocks/Shares: Select the amount of shares you wish to Buy/Sell.

Indices: Select the amount of shares you wish to Buy/Sell. Each transaction will represent a multiple USD, EUR or other currency of traded value.

Commodities: Select the amount of basic units/lots you wish to Buy/Sell.

(Optional) Stop Limit (Close at Profit Rate): Enter the Stop Limit amount that you want to sell/buy the instrument at, representing the maximum amount of profit that you desire to make. The supplied default value is usually 1 pip above/below your purchase/sales rate.

(Optional) Stop Loss (Close at Loss Rate): Enter the Stop Loss amount that you want to sell/buy the instrument at, representing the maximum amount of loss that you want to incur on your initial transaction. The supplied default value is usually 1 pip below/above your purchase/sales rate. Note that after a favourable rate movement, manually adjusting this stop/limit rate ("Edit Position")can ensure that profits are locked in.

(Optional) Limit Orders (Buy/Sell) when Rate is: Set your price to Buy/Sell the instrument when or if it meets your specified price. Set the Limit Rate by selecting the limit order check box (Buy/Sell when Rate is), enter your desired order rate (From current Rate) and click Buy/Sell.


Example of Opening a Position: You signed up and deposited $1,000 via credit card:

  • Balance: $1,000 (Deposits - Withdraws + P&L of closed positions).
  • P&L = $0 (total profit and loss of all open positions including Premium).
  • Available Balance: $1,000 (Balance + P&L of open positions - Initial Margins).
  • Equity: $1,000 (Balance + P&L of open positions).

1:00pm - you press ‘Buy' Gold which is trading at: (Sell $1,199.65/Buy $1,200.35) per ounce.

Your criteria:

  • Number of ounces: 10.
  • Close at Profit Rate: $1,250.
  • Close at Loss Rate: $1,150.
  • The total amount you bought is: 10*$1,200.35 = $12,003.50

The Maintenance Margin required to maintain the gold position is 0.3%: $36.01

  • P&L = 0. (Usually the spread of gold is 50–70 cents so you would have a P&L of -$7).
  • Available Balance after you bought gold is $939.99: $1,000 – [$12,003.50: 200].
  • Equity: $1,000 ($1,000 + $0).
  • 2:15pm - gold jumps to $1,250.
  • P&L +$496.50: (10*$1,250 - 10*$1,200.35).
  • Equity $1,496.50: ($1,000 + $496.50).

2:15pm - your Take Profit order executes and the position is closed. You made $496.50 on the transaction.
Equity: $1,496.50
P&L: 0 (no open positions).
Available Balance: $1,496.50

If at 2:15 pm gold slumps to $1,150:
P&L –$503.50: (10*$1,150 – 10*$1,200.35)
Equity $496.50 ($1,000 - $503.50).
P&L: 0 (no open positions).
Available Balance: $496.50.

Trading CFDs involves significant risk of loss. Trading FX/CFDs involves a significant level of risk and you may lose all of your invested capital. Please ensure that you understand the risks involved.