IB Same Margins for Front and Back Contracts?

Discussion in 'Interactive Brokers' started by RedSun, Nov 23, 2021.

  1. I'm using TWS latest. Works for me. (Beside the ton of bugs TWS has. But switching between stable/latest/beta doesn't change that :D).
    #11     Nov 23, 2021
  2. RedSun


    I think that is the setup, not TWS itself.
    #12     Nov 23, 2021
  3. #13     Nov 24, 2021
  4. Yes, but for whatever reason the margin requirements shown there are the same for all expiry dates. By the way, this function can be accessed from TWS too: right click ticker symbol > Financial Instrument Info > Details
    #14     Nov 24, 2021
  5. lpope


    Don't take any information about IB margin as universal. It can vary depending on where your account is booked for some products.

    CLF front month is interesting, presumably they don't want you to trade that due to physical delivery.
    #15     Nov 24, 2021
  6. RedSun


    If you look carefully, for IRA account, it has same margin for all calendar months. At least for CL. Check it.
    #16     Nov 24, 2021