leveraging beyond 50%

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by econometrics, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. i wanna do a long/short on NYSE listed stocks..the spread doesnt move much.

    I wanna do it beyond 200% of my deposit..

    is there a way to achieve say 400% leverage?
  2. drm7


    Portfolio margin. Interactive Brokers has it (and probably some others), but I think you need $100k of cash to qualify. Leverage is 4x to 5x.

    Otherwise, you need to join a prop firm (Bright, Echo, etc.) and convince them that you won't lose their money.