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Level: Intermediate

This course is designed to help investors understand the different types of margin accounts, methods, and requirements as well as how to monitor margin on both the TWS and mobile devices. Trading on margin is only for sophisticated traders. You may lose more than your initial investment.

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This lesson will provide a basic understanding of margin and explain the difference between rule-based margin and risk-based margin.

Learn how to see the expected margin impact before placing a trade using Trader Workstation (TWS). This lesson will explain where to find margin values for a single trade and how to locate in various places within the TWS environment. This should aid in understanding the remaining available cushion as well as the impact a risk-increasing or risk-reducing position might have on your account value before placing the trade.

Learn how to see the expected margin impact before placing a trade using IBKR’s Mobile app. This lesson will explain where to find margin values for a single trade and how to locate the overall margin within the Mobile environment.

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