IB - how to execute a nymex heating oil crack spread?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by boze_man, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. can someone from IB explain why they do not offer the nymex (cme)crack spreads (heat vs crude and rbob vs crude) and the rbob to heat spreads on TWS especially when they offer every other illiquid contract out there? these spreads are native to the exchange and are active and liquid

    any way to trade these spreads? i can not seem to get them to work in the combo trades

    thanks
     
  2. It's not possible to simply trade the contracts independantly [not on the spread combo]? IB ought to adjust the margins for the hedged spread. I used to trade like this with global futures/RCG.
     
  3. bunkinc

    bunkinc

    you have to leg in but you will get reduced margin

    btw if you ever get a response from IB as to why they dont' offer, let us know