There are two margin definitions. Securities margin is borrowing money to buy stock.
However, when you invest in commodities, trading on margin involves putting in your own cash as collateral for the contract.
Trading securities on margin is most commonly understood as borrowing money from a broker to buy stock.
How much cash you must deposit to buy securities on margin.
How much equity you must keep in your margin account.
Rules based margin requirements are created from a defined formula and governed by Regulation T, FINRA Rule 4210, and IBKR house requirements.
Risk based margin requirements are assessed by profiling the risk of the positions in your account in accordance with OCC requirements. For advanced traders only.
View your margin balances and requirements in the TWS Account Window in real-time.
Shows your projected margin balances before entering an order.
Receive warnings and set alerts that tell you when your margin requirements are at risk.
Pursuant to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Design and Distribution Obligations and Product Intervention Powers) Act 2019, Interactive Brokers Australia Pty. Ltd. has prepared the following target market determinations relating to certain financial products for which it is deemed to be the issuer. Our Target Market Determinations are located here: Target Market Determinations.
Product Disclosure Statements are also available for each of these products. You should carefully consider these Disclosures in deciding whether to acquire, or to continue to hold, the relevant financial product.