[AutoTrading] How to get initial margin & maintenance margin

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[AutoTrading] How to get initial margin & maintenance margin

Postby JoshM » 01 Apr 2012

While looking at the recently added Accounts & Positions reserved words, I was wondering whether it was possible to get the initial margin and the maintenance margin from the broker?

I think it would be handy to be able to access these values, since certain brokers (like IB) don't have a fixed intraday margin value of x dollar, so it would be helpful if the strategy can check the required margin for the instrument before placing an automated trade.

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Re: [AutoTrading] How to get initial margin & maintenance ma

Postby Henry MultiСharts » 02 Apr 2012

Hello Josh,

Unfortunately that is not possible to get the initial margin and the maintenance margin from the broker with the help of PowerLanguage Editor at the moment.

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Re: [AutoTrading] How to get initial margin & maintenance ma

Postby JoshM » 02 Apr 2012

Thanks Henry.

I saw that Martin already made a similar feature request for this (thanks Martin :) ).


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