Interactive brokers liquidate with 1 Minute notice while wire is on the way. I was aware about the problem with auto liquidation with IB, by never dreamed its that bad. I have an account worth about 100k and I usually have 20-30% margin cushion in my account. Today in the morning I got a massage from IB that my cushion is under 5%. I closed some position immediately to bring my account to 10% cushion. In addition I have done a wire of 25k âand notified IB that the wire will be comingâ. On 10:38 AM I got a massage that my margin is deficient, I went to TWS right away and I was already auto liquidated on 10:39 AM (off course the worst time). I have not got any new notice that my account fell again under 5% which I think IB should have done, and I only got â1 minuteâ notice instead of the 10 minutes policy IB claims to have (see below). All of this while my wire was on the way (it arrived 15 minutes later.) My loss $300 on this, But I think every IB costumer needs to ask themselves, If there is another flash crash or a crazy day, do you have any protection against IB auto liquidation? ----- ids Interactive Brokers Registered: Aug 2004 Posts: 550 05-07-10 10:01 AM We never auto-liquidate instantaneously. You always have 10 minutes to deal with a problem.