IB and intracommodity spread margin

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by fortunatti, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. What is IB's margin requirement for intramarket agricultural futures spreads, ie March/May corn, etc...?

    Pardon the question if it's been posted before, can't seem to find it after searching/browsing the forums...also IB's site doesn't seem to have any clear info...cheers
  2. ids


    You can just look at the exchange site, We do not do anything special.
  3. hlu45


    What a joke ids response was -- IB treats margin requirements as a license to raid accounts when their well documented "automated margin call software" kicks in.

    As usual no real answer to a real question on a real issue @ IB
  4. ids



    Our margin requirement for intra-market agricultural futures spreads and any other intra-commodity futures spreads are always taken from risk parameters generated by an exchange. This information is easy to find on the Internet. CFE volatility futures is the only exception.

    Do you care to take your words back and say sorry or present a proof that I am incorrect?