It's Baaaaaack: Interactive Brokers Just Hiked Silver Margins

Here we go again...

Aug 03, 2011 10:43 EDT


NOTIFICATION - Margin Increase on Silver Derivatives 


In light of recent unprecedented volatility in silver markets, the exchanges that offer trading in silver derivative contracts are increasing the margin requirements on these products. In an effort to adequately address the inherent risk resulting from this volatility, IB is increasing margin requirements on silver derivative contracts to a level exceeding that which the exchanges are implementing.


Please monitor and manage your risk accordingly.


Interactive Brokers Customer Service

h/t Brian