IB: How much money req. to trade 2 ES contracts?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by ROCK SOLID, Mar 1, 2003.

  1. OK, I know to trade 1 ES contract with IB, you need like $2,000. So how much do you need to trade 2 ES contracts? $4,000? I'm not saying I would take that much risk, just wondering what the facts are.

    Thanks,

    ROCK
     
  2. you can use Check Margin to see the minimum margin required for an order entered
     
  3. corvus

    corvus

  4. nitro

    nitro

    Before you embark on this let me ask you the following question:

    How much money do you think you would need to trade 1000 shares of a stock whose beta was 5?

    nitro