Def - IB spread margin question

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by zentrader, Jun 7, 2001.

  1. I tried asking this in IB live chat awhile ago but did not get a clear cut answer. Also tried emailing management but no answer back yet.

    My question is, why won't IB recognise a 1:1 spread between the e-mini SP and e-mini Nasdaq? The CME span margin for this spread is $3,750 as opposed to $11,063 ($4,313 ES + 6,750 NQ) I am currently margined.

  2. def

    def Interactive Brokers

    I understand that Span margining between the products is not implemented yet for IB. I think it is high on the agenda.
  3. Def,
    Any update on how far this is away? I trade this spread a bit, and it would be great if I wasn't margined 3 times what I should be.

  4. def

    def Interactive Brokers

    span is being rolled out right now for the US markets. Odds are your account already has it. If not, should be any day.