Discussion in 'Trading' started by turkeyneck, Jul 30, 2008.
As a trader?
If you miss four out of seven, expect another.
I've never had one, so I'm not sure what that means for you bud. Maybe you're overleveraged.
I trade only ETFs, and sometimes stocks, NOT futures.
To have a margin call your positions would have to drop almost 50%.
50% is an extreme loss, even for my DDMs (2X Dow Jones).
I've never had a margin call either as I ensure I'm adequately capitalized. I suppose if you've got the available funds invested elsewhere, a margin call is just a nuisance. But I'm using IB for trading and they don't do margin calls. Instead you just hear "ding" for an execution and see that they've liquidated one of your positions.
I learned how to use a laminator.
Trading is based on probability.
I learned that IB's Margin Liquidator program works pretty well.
It's giving me a PF of better than 2.5, for EOD closeuts (long and short).
Yes, for me the Windows error sound (boink) now triggers a visceral reaction since means I am out... good, bad or indifferent.
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