Collars affect on margin at IB

Discussion in 'Options' started by arl, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. arl


    From my reading of the margin page at IB, putting a collar on a position does not affect my margin other than by the credit (or debit) that the option legs add. Basically, even though I put a collar on a position, it will not benefit my margin despite the collar removing any risk from the position. Why is that?
  2. hopback


    You're retail. You don't get risk based margining.