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T-bills as collateral for Trading

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T-bills as collateral for Trading

Does anyone know which Futures trader will accept T-bills as collateral?

I understand that by using T-bills, instead of cash in your account...will mitigate the loss if your broker absconds with the company's funds. The use of T-bills to do futures trading is a hedge of some kind.

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Does anyone know which Futures trader will accept T-bills as collateral?

I understand that by using T-bills, instead of cash in your account...will mitigate the loss if your broker absconds with the company's funds. The use of T-bills to do futures trading is a hedge of some kind.

Better to look at which FCM will accept, not broker , and I think most of them do accept them.

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Most will and should accept them. I would do my research and look a broker that answers the phone to the main wire room ASAP in case you drop your internet connection too. There are many things to consider when choosing a broker, not just because they are cheaper on commissions, but accepting T-bills and a direct line to the wire room are very important.

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I know that US T-bills maybe deposited as collateral with Interactive Brokers, but minimum amount to transfer is $1M. Many clearing members which provide institutional services also accept them (not sure about their retail clients though). Better to call your FCM and ask.

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Depends on which one you are talking about, some do and some do not. FCM most likely will. However not brokers in many cases. That I've seen anyway.

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