I don't trade many spreads but I've had some ZCK/ZCN bull spreads that I've wanted to hold onto. I recently learned that Interactive Brokers makes you close out the soon-to-expire contract TWO business days before first position day, which is 4/29, so I had to be out of the contracts by 1:15 CT today. Not a big deal, I'm out and they were very profitable but I would have liked to hang onto some of the spreads to see what happens in the next day or three. I'm almost positive that other brokers I've used would allow spec accounts to have a position in the nearby until the close of the trading session on 1st position or 1st notice day. Is my memory foggy or does IB have a stricter requirement than others?