Im going through a dilemma. Il summarize my story so that I wont take long. A friend promised me that if i open an IB account, he'll manage it and will make me alot of money, while he's gonna take a % of the profits. I agreed (big mistake), and deposited $31,000 in the acount. He was doing good for a while, but then the account went down till $10,000 (ouch). On the way down I was panicking, while he was only promising a rebound (yeah right). Due to the panic I was in, on the way down, I was buying books and learning about stocks and options. So about 2 weeks ago I was telling him that things have to get better and whats your plan (I was talking with more confidence and knowedge), and i was also telling him that I need to return the borrowed money (yes the $31,000 was money i borrowed,,,,a bigger ouch). So he was telling me that it will go back up big time and he is betting that oil will reach $80. As soon as I heard that I decided to take control of the account. I did, in the stocks and options im doing reasonably alright as a begginer. But I got no clue about FOREX!!!! I want to close the FOREX positions but I dont know how. Some how its affecting my margin ability. I only have stocks and options for a total of about $6000, and there are $3000 plus that i cant use and im thinking its cuz of the FOREX things. I created tickers of my FOREX positions on the TWS. When I go and click close position, it says YOUR ORDER IS NOT ACCEPTED, IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE DESIRED POSITION YOUR EQUITY WITH MARGIN VALUE MUST EXCEED THE INITIAL MARGIN, or it either says ORDER SIZE IS NOT WITH IN THE LIMITS. I dont know anything about FOREX, and I seriously dont know what to do. Im really desperate. Any help to a fellow strugling brother would be highly appreciated.