any instrument to hedge USD with IB ?

Discussion in 'Interactive Brokers' started by flyingforget, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. my base currency is USD

    I wanna hedge the risk of USD

    any instrument ?

    thank you
  2. Use IBForex or Currency Futures. With currency futures, you need to calculate the entire base value of each future so you have a 1:1 hedge against your USD exposure.

    Example: 1 EUR future has a total underlying value of approx. 183k USD.

    It's a lot easier to perform your hedging using IB Forex, there it's 1:1.

    You can also change the IB base currency in your account to e.g. EUR, CHF etc.