How to see your margin and free margin in MT5?  

Updated on May 25, 2024

On MetaTrader4 (MT4) / MetaTrader5 (MT5), you can check your balance, equity, margin, free margin, margin level, and profit/loss in the “Trade” tab of the Terminal/Toolbox. 


Open MT5.


Click the “Trade” tab in the Terminal.  


Here you will find your margin, free margin and margin level (expressed as a percentage). In addition to this you will also be able to see your balance, equity, and total P/L of the trading account in the gray row. 


Margin in MT5


Note that you will have to have an open position for your Margin and Margin Level to show. 


Margin in MT5
Number Item name Descriptions 
Balance The account balance is available for withdrawal. 
Equity The amount of money available for trades. If there is some credit, it shows the total amount of balance and credit. If you are holding positions, the floating P/L is also added or deducted. 
Margin The amount of money required to hold positions. 
Free Margin The amount of equity minus margin. 
Margin Level The percentage of equity to margin. 
P/L The profit/loss of the open trades. 
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