SPAN Margins application on TS brokerage

Discussion in 'Strategy Development' started by TraDaToR, May 13, 2007.

  1. TraDaToR



    I'm a TS brokerage ( RJO Brien ) customer and I would like to know if someone has experience about futures spread margin application on TS.

    I am trading an inter commodity spread( index futures ) and on my reports i have something like a 700 $ margin overnight whereas i have a 6200 $ margin on my platform's trademanager.

    As it seems, the reduced margin is applied as soon as the two legs are entered. If I want to trade a new system, I just have to provision the biggest margin of the two new instruments I want to trade( even if my platform is saying that i don't have the cash ), am I right?

    Should someone that is trading spreads on TS help me?

    Thanks a lot.