Log in or Sign up. I had a couple questions about PM for IB. I currently have Reg T, but plan to switch over to PM. I heard with PM I can leverage to 5x. However, I heard IB changes margin requirements daily. Any of you guys use PM? What are your thoughts on this?
IB or any other broker, can offer less leverage and often do. They might offer lower leverage if the Stock is: And yea, i understand it changes based on risk, but I am hoping to diversify alot with dividend stocks and preferreds, but its annoying that I would have to keep checking it everyday to see what the margin updates are.
I looked at portfolio margin when they first offered it but decided it didn't work for me as long as I was mostly long stocks. I think it works better if you're both long and short. Yea i opened the demo, but there were no instructions on how to find out what the margin requirement would be for me.
As noted above, some of your preferreds might not be marginable at all. If some of your preferreds are issued by small companies and they're very thinly traded, you might experience the same thing. I'm not sure why anyone would leverage Preferreds at 4: But such a strategy is way too simplistic to work in the long run. But that could never happen again Not with the Fiscal Cliff amicably resolved in a bipartisan spirit.
Unless you are going to run a professional trading operation And everything that entails You might as well just hold some ETFs till it all blows. Yea it seems pretty complex, I think I will just stick to Reg T. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? No, create an account now. Yes, my password is:More...