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Interactive Brokers E-mini ES

Hi all,

New to futures trading, what is the minimum required to trade 1 contract of the ES contract at interactive brokers?

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Hi all,

New to futures trading, what is the minimum required to trade 1 contract of the ES contract at interactive brokers?

$20,000

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$20,000

That is incorrect

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If you have a margin account it's between 2500 and 3000 during RTH. Here is a link to the requirements.

https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=margin&p=fut

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2875 $ is the initial intraday margin
5750 $ if you want to hold overnight

Full list of margins at IB here: https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=marginnew&p=fut&ns=T

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I think 20,000 is the minimum to open an account. The maintenance is whatever they said above.

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I think 20,000 is the minimum to open an account. The maintenance is whatever they said above.

Minimum is USD10K

https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=4969

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Hi all. Forgive me my english isn't very well. Is it possible to trade futures with interactive brokers without losing money? I mean, IB doesn't have realtime data but they are using snapshot data. Is this a handicap? If you trade for een longer term i think it really doesn't matter but what if you will scalping or something? Are there any succesfull traders here who are using only interactive brokers? Thanks!

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They dont have minimum for opening account for individuals.
https://www.investopedia.com/news/interactive-brokers-eliminates-10000-account-minimum/

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