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Old May 20th, 2012, 01:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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newbie questions ..

hi everybody ..

planning to open an small account (about $1200) to trade ES

so amp is my choice as $500 minimum starting account and day margin as $400

- is there is other better broker ?

- and about the margin call , if my balance is $1200 and the day margin is $400 so i can open 3 es contracts
if i open at first 1 contract and after about 20 ticks (in profit) adding another 2 contracts
did i am going to have an a margin call ? or till my balance get to red area ?

thanks in advance (sorry for my english !)

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