IB sends margin warning - but I have no margin!

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by billyjoerob, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. With cash sitting in my account, IB sent me a margin warning - and I have no margin. Apparently I'm within 5% of exceeding my margin, which means that if I take a dollar of margin, I'll be margined out. Admittedly, I have a very concentrated account (in two stocks), but I think IB might want to wait until I have a dollar in margin before they send me a margin warning.
  2. western


    If you violate margin, IB doesn't send you a warning, they will auto liquidate your position.
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