IB - no shorting??

Discussion in 'Interactive Brokers' started by mskl, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. fhl


    inverse etf's dude
    #11     Feb 20, 2009
  2. i really like IB. it does have some glitches once in a while, but probably all brokers do.

    today i had to seriously sh*t my pants because i ended up with a large equity position which i could not hedge with short SPY.

    inverse ETFs is a very good idea.

    alternative broker does not work 100%. if you exceed margin in IB account, get liquidated and still have your hedge with the other broker.
    #12     Feb 20, 2009
  3. Bob111


    good idea! Thank you!
    #13     Feb 20, 2009
  4. The trick is figuring out how many inverse ETF shares to hedge your long positions with.
    #14     Feb 20, 2009
  5. zdreg


    be grateful for a very useful piece of advice which you will be able to use in the future
    #15     Feb 20, 2009
  6. amen!
    #16     Feb 20, 2009
  7. Damn , you had to be reminded of inverse ETF's?

    prozac dude
    #17     Feb 20, 2009