Interactive Brokers Bulletin Board

Discussion in 'Trading' started by ML_QUANT, Sep 14, 2008.

    Sun Sep 14 22:02:21 2008 EST

    IMPORTANT NOTICE regarding Intraday Margin

    In light of the market volatility and the continuing turmoil in
    financial services stocks, IB will eliminate intraday margin
    reductions. Commencing at 10:30 P.M. EST today, contracts which
    utilize value-at-risk margin models such as SPAN, Eurex, or TIMS in
    the commodity sub-account. Traders may consult the account window in
    the Trader Work Station to see what the overnight margin will be. We
    expect that intraday margin reductions will remain suspended for
    subsequent trading sessions and we will make further announcements as
    market conditions develop.

    Regardless of the likelihood of large, rapid changes in market
    conditions, we recommend that traders examine their portfolios to
    consider their exposure under extreme-move scenarios.

    Interactive Brokers Risk Management