What is IB's Maintenance Margin on FX trades?

Discussion in 'Forex Brokers' started by OneHipCat, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. For the Euro, the initial margin requirement is 2% (50:1), that's the margin required to open the position. But how much margin do you need to maintain the position? In other words, when will you get a margin call?

    Oanda for instance offers 2% (50:1) initial margin but has a maintenance margin requirement of only 1% giving you an effective leverage of 100:1.

    I emailed this question to IB and they told me to read the IB website, obviously if I could get clarification on their website I wouldn't need to email them :confused:

    Thanks guys for any help provided.
  2. KS96


    maintenance margin is also 2%