There are two margin definitions. Securities margin is borrowing money to buy stock. However, commodities margin involves putting in your own cash as collateral for the contract.View Infographic
Use the cash or securities in your account as leverage to increase your buying power.
Get the lowest market margin loan interest rates of any broker.
Diversify trading strategies with short selling, options and futures contracts, or currency trading.
Borrow against a margin account at any time and repay the loan on your own schedule.
Margin models determine the type of accounts you open and the type of financial instruments you may trade. Trading on margin uses two key methodologies: rules-based and risk-based margin.
The risk of loss in online trading of stocks, options, futures, currencies, foreign equities, and fixed income can be substantial. Options are not suitable for all investors. For more information read the "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options". For a copy click here.
Your capital is at risk and your losses may exceed the value of your original investment.
Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA Reference Number 208159.
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products are only covered by the UK FSCS in limited circumstances.
Before trading, customers must read the relevant risk disclosure statements on our Warnings and Disclaimers page.
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