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Yeah - @PeakGrowth the things are extreme:
Were intraday margins last year around 7K rising to 12K
now they were 16K intraday and the moment of high vola
as they skipped the intrady margin - it was 32K this week...

This has nothing to do with the market itself - it looks like
IB wants to get rid of "small" customers...
And use the moment for their strategy.

GFIs1

Or they might be encouraging people to not trade Eurex products, or it might be they are eliminating risk, like you say.

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Yeah - @PeakGrowth the things are extreme:
Were intraday margins last year around 7K rising to 12K
now they were 16K intraday and the moment of high vola
as they skipped the intrady margin - it was 32K this week...

This has nothing to do with the market itself - it looks like
IB wants to get rid of "small" customers...
And use the moment for their strategy.

GFIs1

I think IB got scared after the Swiss Franc-disaster when the SNB removed the floor in EURCHF. IB has been increasing margin requirements ever since, both in their FX and their futures offerings.

But I don't think it's a deliberate strategy to get rid of their small customers. Why would they create CFD's where you can trade 1/25th of a DAX-contract if they want to dump their small customers?

BTW, the official DAX margin requirement is 24.455 EUR per contract at the moment.
Eurex - Risk parameters and initial margins

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I think IB got scared after the Swiss Franc-disaster when the SNB removed the floor in EURCHF. IB has been increasing margin requirements ever since, both in their FX and their futures offerings.

But I don't think it's a deliberate strategy to get rid of their small customers. Why would they create CFD's where you can trade 1/25th of a DAX-contract if they want to dump their small customers?

BTW, the official DAX margin requirement is 24.455 EUR per contract at the moment.
Eurex - Risk parameters and initial margins

So it looks like it's Eurex official margin requirement and not IB tying to blow their small fries out of the water?

Them German's must be concerned about something...

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IB Margins today

Here the margin page for futures - especially marked the DAX:

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Monday trade

US Labor day:

No trade today... Instead lower volumes expected.

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Wednesday trade

Today a strong up gap!
Price sits now on 50% fibonacci as well as Ichimoku TenkanSen.
That is resistance for now.

Trade previewed:
Dax short 9:30 to 14:30

entry @ 10503
exit @ 10451
result 52 points

IB vol strong

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Friday trade

Dax short 10:00 to 14:30

entry @ 10188
exit @ 10160
result 28 points

IB vol good

tight stop

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comment - exit was to late - but still - looking at the crazy markets ;-)


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Nice entry !

Have a nice Week-end !

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Week 36 & 37 results

Week 36 had two negative trades
weekly result -60 points

Week 37 had two positive trades
weekly result 80 points

Points since week 2: 410

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Monday trade


Dax short 10:30 to 13:00

entry @ 10160
exit @ 10136
result 24 points

IB vol strong

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