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Europe to Europe Metals Margin Requirements

Metals Margin Overview

Metals Margin Requirements


Metals are global products and not connected to a specific country or region. The margin requirements are outlined in the section below, but may be subject to change depending on the rules of local regulators.


The following margin requirements apply to Spot Gold and Spot Silver. For additional information about trading these products, see our Spot Gold and Spot Silver Highlights page.

Initial Margin Maintenance Margin
Gold Spot USD/oz. London 6.25% 5%
Silver Spot USD/oz. London 50% 9%


Risk Margin Overview


What is risk based margining?

A risk based margin system evaluates your portfolio to set your margin requirements. The risk valuations of your positions are created using simulated market movements that anticipate possible outcomes. As a result, a more accurate margin model is created, allowing the investor to increase their leverage.


How are correlated risks offset?

Within a group of positions with the same underlying, 100% of the gain at any one valuation point is allowed to offset another positions loss at the same valuation point.

Example: An account holds a long stock position in stock ABC and a long put option contract in ABC. If a theoretical worst case scenario causes the underlying asset to drop 15%, then the loss that on the long stock position would be offset by the gain on the long put position.


What are my eligibility requirements?

Eligibility requirements vary according to the investor's personal information, region, and exchange.


What positions are eligible?

All positions in margin equity securities (including foreign equity securities and options on foreign equity securities, listed options on an equity security or index of equity securities, security futures products, unlisted derivatives on an equity security or index of equity securities, warrants on an equity security or index of equity securities, broad-based index futures, and options on broad-based index futures.




Additional Europe Margin Requirements for Residents of Europe


Use the following links to view any of our other Europe margin requirements:

Stocks

Options

Futures & FOPs

SSF - Single Stock Futures

Fixed Income

Mutual Funds

CFDs


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Disclosures
  • Interactive Brokers Australia currently offers margin lending to all clients EXCEPT Self- managed Superannuation Fund account holders ("SMSF"). Click here for more information. For clients of Interactive Brokers Australia who are classified as retail, margin loans will be capped at AUD$25,000 (subject to change in IBKR Australia’s sole discretion). Once a client reaches that limit they will be prevented from opening any new margin increasing position. Closing or margin-reducing trades will be allowed.