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.