Canadian bond with IB

Discussion in 'Trading' started by Robert Weinstein, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. So I sent a message to IB on sunday asking the following:

    1. Can I buy Canadian 10 yr bonds
    2. Can they be used as collateral like US bonds?

    I would like to take some US dollars and buy Canadian Bonds as a hedge against the dollar and use the bonds as cash to trade with.

    It is now after hours on Tuesday and IB has not replied yet. So I am doing what I should have done to begin with. Ask those that actually know more about IB than the IB staff.

    So what say you. Can I buy and hold the bonds in IB and do what I seek?