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Margin / Drawdown / Capital Optimization

I'm looking for ideas to maximize capital that is not being allocated to margined open positions.

Here is a typical situation:
Three trading systems
Total over night margin used if all three systems are in the trade: $15,000 ($5,000 each)
Backtested DD for all systems = $60,000


My account needs a min of $75,000 (margin + max DD) just to trade this system
but.. since only $15,000 is being put to work, how do traders optimized there DD reserved cash efficiently so that it doesn't just sit there collecting dust. Do I just by a boring bond? Can a broker be told to liquidate a specific asset rather then margin call?

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sit there collecting dust

I do remember a time though when you could collect interest... a long long time ago.

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