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Margin Account

Trading Term

An Interactive Brokers account type that supports borrowing to support equities trading, shorting of equities, options trading, futures/futures options trading, currency conversions and securities/commodities trading in multiple currency denominations available. The following rules apply to a Margin Account:

  • Purchase and sale proceeds are immediately recognized.
  • Margin requirements are computed in real-time under a rules-based calculation methodology, with immediate position liquidation if the minimum maintenance margin requirement is not met.

Cash account holders can upgrade to a Margin account, and Margin account holders can upgrade to a Portfolio Margin account if they meet all of the requirement.

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