IB margin question

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by killATwill, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. in IB, if i own 100K of stock, can i margin it for futures trading? is it as good as margining 100K of cash? what are the rules at IB?

    thanks
     
  2. Steve_IB

    Steve_IB Interactive Brokers

    Yes you can. Margin rules are on our website under the Trading section, or you can use the Search function.

    You could margin the stock at 50% (and possibly lower depending on your SMA / Reg T requirment). So with 100k of stock, margined at 50%, you'd have 50k buying power for futures trading.

    Our customer service desk should be able to answer these questions. If you already have an account with us, you can complete a Trouble Ticket via the Account Management menu, otherwise help@interactivebrokers.com