Resumen de liquidación T+2

Introducción

Con efecto el 5 de septiembre de 2017, el periodo estándar de liquidación para valores operados en mercados canadienses y estadounidenses se reducirá desde 3 días hábiles (T+3) a 2 días hábiles (T+2). Información relacionada con este cambio, su impacto proyectado y una lista de preguntas frecuentes se indican a continuación.
 
Antecedentes
La liquidación es un proceso tras negociación en el que la propiedad legal de valores se transfiere del vendedor al comprador a cambio de pago.  Este proceso se facilita a través del depósito central que mantiene registros de propiedad de valores y una cámara de compensación que procese el cambio de fondos e indique al depositorio que transfiera la propiedad de los valores. Para valores estadounidenses, la Depository Trust Company (DTC) opera como el depositorio primario y la National Securities Clearing Corporation (NSCC) como la cámara de compensación. La Canadian Depository for Securities (CDS) realiza funciones para valores canadienses. El ciclo actual de liquidación para valores tanto estadounidenses como canadienses es de 3 días hábiles a partir de la fecha de negociación.
 
¿Por qué está cambiando el período de liquidación?
Las eficacias operativas proporcionadas por el registro de titularidades de valores en forma electrónica y la facilidad y bajo coste con que los clientes pueden transferir fondos electrónicamente son factores críticos para permitir la reducción del ciclo de liquidación. El ciclo de liquidación se redujo de 5 días hábiles a 3 días hábiles en 1995 y las transacciones relacionadas con la entrega de certificados físicos o pago a través de cheques seguirá reduciéndose.
 
El acortamiento del ciclo de liquidación se espera que rinda los siguientes beneficios para la industria y sus participantes:
 
  • Reducir el riesgo para el sistema financiero – la posibilidad de que el precio de un valor concreto cambie aumenta con el tiempo y la reducción del día de liquidación reduce la exposición al riesgo de crédito debido a la falta de pago o a la falta de entrega de dicho valor. Al reducir el valor nocional de las obligaciones pendientes en la línea de liquidación, el sector financiero está mejor protegido de las consecuencias sistémicas potenciales de serias alteraciones del mercado. 
  • Eficacia del despliegue de efectivo – los clientes que mantengan cuentas de tipo "efectivo" están sujetos a restricciones que podrían excluirles de negociar con fondos no liquidados (es decir, "polizones" o comprar o vender un valor sin pagar por él). Con T+2, los fondos de la venta de un valor estarán ahora disponibles 1 día antes, proporcionando, por lo tanto, un acceso más rápido a fondos y la posibilidad de redistribuirlos antes para próximas compras. 
  • Una armonización de liquidación mundial mejorada - la transición a un ciclo de liquidación T+2 se alineará con los mercados estadounidenses y canadienses con otros mercados internacionales en Europa y Asia que actualmente operan en un entorno T+2.
 
¿Qué productos se verán afectados por este cambio?
Las acciones canadienses y estadounidenses, ETF, ADR, bonos corporativos, bonos municipales, CFD y fondos de inversión UIT.
 
¿Cómo afectará a mi cuenta este cambio?
Dividendos y acciones corporativas – los valores deben comprarse antes de la fecha ex-dividendo para dividendos u otros derechos asociados con el valor.    Bajo el ciclo de liquidación actual T+3, la fecha ex-dividendo es, típicamente, 2 días hábiles antes de la fecha de registro y esta relación se reducirá a 1 día hábil bajo T+2.
 
Transacciones de venta en corto – los brókeres deben, bajo la normativa 204 de SEC, cerrar ventas cortas si no pueden tomar prestados valores y hacer una entrega en la liquidación. Actualmente, el cierre debe tener lugar a más tardar al inicio del horario regular de mercado en el T+4.  Con el acortamiento del ciclo de liquidación a T+2, el cierre se moverá 1 día hábil, al T+3.
 
Destino de orden T+2 – IB actualmente ofrece un destino de orden (TPLUS2) que permite que los vendedores de call cubiertas compren y entreguen, una vez asignadas, acciones que tengan un coste base más favorable. Esta orden T+2, que reduce la posibilidad de activar un impuesto no deseado sobre plusvalías, se corregirá a una entrega T+1 para proporcionar los mismos beneficios.  Tenga en cuenta que este destino de orden T+2 se desactivará antes del 5 de septiembre de 2017 y el destino de orden T+1 se activará tras esa fecha (es decir, habrá un período de transición durante el cual no se ofrecerá este destino de orden con liquidación acelerada).
 
Ejercicio de opciones – El período de entrega para accione sy pago de efectivo que resulte del ejercicio de opciones sobre acciones se reducirá de 3 días hábiles a 2.
 
Interés pagado en saldos crediticios – los cálculos de interés están basados en saldos en efectivo liquidados. Si compra acciones y tiene suficiente efectivo para pagar por la compra completa (es decir, sin préstamo de margen), los fondos necesarios para pagar por dichas acciones son actualmente elegibles para obtener interés hasta el T+3, cuando se envían a la cámara de compensación. Ese período de ganancias de interés se reducirá a 1 día hábil bajo el T+2. Tenga en cuenta, sin embargo, que cuando el título se venda, los fondos se liquidarán en su cuenta 1 día hábil antes bajo el T+2 y serán entonces elegibles para ganar interés. 
 
Interés cargado en saldos de débito – los cálculos de interés están basados en saldos en efectivo liquidados. Si compra acciones y toma prestados fondos para pagar por la compra (es decir, un préstamo de margen), no se le cargará interés por el préstamo hasta que el pago se haya enviado a la cámara de compensación el T+3. Esta fecha de préstamo empezará 1 día hábil antes, bajo el T+2. Tenga en cuenta, sin embargo, que cuando el valor se venda, los fondos se acreditarán en su cuenta y pagarán, parcial o completamente el préstamo, 1 día antes bajo el T+2.   
 
Preguntas frecuentes

¿Cambiará la liquidación de compras y ventas de contratos de opciones, futuros u opciones sobre futuros?

No. Estos productos actualmente se liquidan el T+1 y ese ciclo de liquidación no cambiará.

 
¿Cambiará la liquidación de compras o ventas de fondos mutuos?
No. Todos los fondos mutuos ofrecidos por IB se liquidan, actualmente, el T+1 y ese ciclo de liquidación no cambiará.
 
¿Este cambio tendrá algún impacto sobre el efectivo o los activos requeridos para iniciar una orden?
No. Actualmente, todas las órdenes se comprueban antes de su envío para asegurar que la cuenta podría cumplir los requisitos si la orden se ejecutara. En el caso de cuentas en efectivo, eso significa que la cuenta debe tener el capital liquidado necesario disponible para cumplir con la liquidación, sin importar si es T+3 o T+2.  De forma similar, en el caso de cuentas de margen, la cuenta debe tener el exceso de liquidez necesario para seguir cumpliendo con los requisitos de margen. Esta salvaguarda no cambiará bajo T+2.
 
¿Este cambio tendrá algún impacto sobre el calendario en el que los valores se transfieren a través de ACATS o ATON?
No. Los procesos de transferencia no se verán impactados por el cambio de T+3 a T+2.

Overview of T+2 Settlement

Introduction

Effective September 5, 2017, the standard settlement period for securities traded on U.S. and Canadian exchanges will be reduced from 3 business days (T+3) to 2 business days (T+2). Background information regarding this change, its projected impact and a list of FAQs are outlined below.
 
Background
Settlement is a post-trade process whereby legal ownership of securities is transferred from the seller to the purchaser in exchange for payment.  This process is facilitated via a central depository which maintains security ownership records and a clearinghouse which processes the exchange of funds and instructs the depository to transfer ownership of the securities. For U.S. securities, the Depository Trust Company (DTC) operates as the primary depository and the National Securities Clearing Corporation (NSCC), the clearinghouse. The Canadian Depository for Securities (CDS) performs these functions for Canadian securities. The current settlement cycle for both U.S. and Canadian securities is 3 business days following the trade date.
 
Why is the settlement period changing?
Operational efficiencies afforded by registering securities ownership in an electronic form and the ease and low cost by which clients may transfer funds electronically are critical factors enabling the shortening of the settlement cycle. The settlement cycle was last reduced from 5 business days to 3 in 1995 and transactions involving the delivery of physical certificates or payment via check continue to decline.
 
Shortening the settlement cycle is expected to yield the following benefits for the industry and its participants:
 
  • Lessens risk to the financial system – the likelihood that the price of a given security will change increases over time and reducing the settlement day lessens exposure to credit risk due to non-payment or non-delivery of that security. By reducing the notional value of outstanding obligations in the settlement pipeline, the financial sector is better protected from the potential systemic consequences of serious market disruptions. 
  • Cash deployment efficiencies – clients who maintain “Cash” type accounts are subject to restrictions which may preclude them from trading with unsettled funds (i.e., “Free-Riding” or buying and selling a security without paying for it). With T+2, funds from the sale of a security will now be available 1 business day earlier, thereby providing quicker access to funds and the ability to redeploy them sooner for subsequent purchases. 
  • Enhanced global settlement harmonization - the transition to a T+2 settlement cycle will align the U.S. and Canadian markets with other major international markets in Europe and Asia that currently operate in a T+2 environment.
 
What products are impacted by this change?
U.S. and Canadian stocks, ETFs, ADRs, corporate bonds, municipal bonds, CFDs, and unit investment trusts (UITs)
 
How will this change impact my account?
Dividends & corporate actions – securities must be purchased prior to the Ex-Date for entitlement to dividends or other rights associated with the security.    Under the current T+3 settlement cycle, the Ex-Date is typically 2 business days prior to the Record Date and this relationship will be reduced to 1 business day under T+2.
 
Short sale transactions – brokers are required under SEC Rule 204 to close out short sales if unable to borrow securities and make delivery at settlement. Currently, close out must take place by no later than the beginning of regular trading hours on T+4.  With the shortening of the settlement cycle to T+2, close out will be moved up 1 business day to T+3.
 
T+2 Order Destination – IB currently offers an order destination (TPLUS2) which allows covered call writers to purchase and deliver, upon assignment, shares having a more favorable cost basis. This T+2 order, which reduces the possibility of triggering an unwanted capital gains tax, will be amended to T+1 delivery in order to provide the same benefits.  Note that this T+2 order destination will be disabled prior to September 5, 2017 and the T+1 order destination enabled shortly after that date (i.e., there will be a transition period during which this accelerated settlement order destination will not be offered).
 
Option Exercise – The delivery period for stock and payment of cash resulting from the exercise of stock options will be reduced from 3 business days to 2.
 
Interest paid on credit balances – interest computations are based upon settled cash balances. If you purchase stock and have sufficient cash to pay for the purchase in full (i.e., no margin loan), the proceeds necessary to pay for that stock are currently eligible to earn interest up until T+3 at which point they are remitted to the clearinghouse. That interest earning period will be reduced by 1 business day under T+2. Note, however, that when that security is sold the funds settle to your account 1 business day earlier under T+2 and are then eligible to earn interest. 
 
Interest charged on debit balances – interest computations are based upon settled cash balances. If you purchase stock and borrow funds to pay for the purchase (i.e., a margin loan), interest is not charged on the loan until payment is remitted to the clearinghouse on T+3. That loan date will start 1 business day earlier under T+2. Note, however, that when that security is sold, the proceeds are credited to your account and will partially or fully pay of the loan 1 business day earlier under T+2.   
 
FAQs

Will the settlement for purchases and sales of options, futures or futures options contracts change?

No. These products currently settle on T+1 and that settlement cycle will not change.

 
Will the settlement for purchases and sales of mutual funds change?
No. All mutual funds offered by IB currently settle on T+1 and that settlement cycle will not change.
 
Will this change have any impact upon the cash or assets required to initiate an order?
No. All orders are currently pre-checked prior to submission to ensure that the account will be compliant were the order to execute. In the cash of cash accounts, that means that the account must have the necessary settled cash on hand to meet the settlement regardless of T+3 or T+2.  Similarly, in the case of margin accounts, the account must have the necessary Excess Equity to remain margin compliant. This safeguard will not change under T+2.
 
Will this change have any impact upon the timeframe by which securities are transferred via ACATS or ATON?
No. Transfer processes will not be impacted by the move from T+3 to T+2.

Presentación general de los CFD sobre acciones emitidos por IB

En este artículo se ofrece una presentación general sobre los contratos por diferencias (CFD) basados en acciones emitidos por IBKR.

Para más información sobre CFD sobre índices de IBKR, haga clic aquí. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información sobre CFD sobre fórex.

Los temas que se cubren son los siguientes:

I.    Definición de CFD
II.   Comparación entre CFD y acciones subyacentes
III.  Costes y consideraciones de margen
IV.  Ejemplo
V.   Recursos para CFD
VI.  Preguntas frecuentes

 

Advertencia de riesgo

Los CFD son instrumentos complejos y están asociados a un riesgo elevado de perder dinero rápidamente debido al apalancamiento.

El 67 % de las cuentas de inversores minoristas pierden dinero en la comercialización con CFD con IBKR (UK).

Debe considerar si entiende el funcionamiento de los CFD y si puede permitirse asumir un riesgo elevado de perder su dinero.

Normas AEMV para CFD (solo para clientes minoristas)

La Asociación Europea de Valores y Mercados (AEVM) ha implementado una nueva normativa sobre los CFD, la cual entrará en vigor el 1 de agosto de 2018.

En la normativa se incluye lo siguiente: 1) límites de apalancamiento en la apertura de una posición CFD; 2) una norma de cierre de margen sobre una base por cuenta; y 3) protección de saldo negativo sobre una base por cuenta.

La decisión de la AEVM solo es aplicable a los clientes minoristas. Los clientes profesionales no se ven afectados.

Consulte la normativa sobre CFD de la AEVM en IBKR para obtener más información.

I.  Definición de CFD sobre  acciones

Los CFD de IBKR son contratos extrabursátiles que ofrecen el rendimiento de la acción subyacente, incluidos dividendos y acciones corporativas (leer más sobre acciones corporativas para CFD).

En otras palabras, es un acuerdo entre el comprador (usted) e IBKR para intercambiar la diferencia entre el valor actual de una acción y su valor en un momento futuro. Si mantiene una posición larga y la diferencia es positiva, IBKR le pagará. Si es negativa, usted pagará a IBKR.

Los CFD sobre acciones de IBKR se operan a través de su cuenta de margen. Por tanto, puede introducir tanto posiciones largas como posiciones cortas apalancadas. El precio del CFD es el precio cotizado en el mercado de la acción subyacente. De hecho, las cotizaciones de CFD de IBKR son idénticas a las cotizaciones con enrutado smart para acciones que figuran en la TWS e IB ofrece acceso directo al mercado (DMA). De forma parecida a las acciones, sus órdenes no negociables (por ej. limitadas) tienen una cobertura subyacente directamente representada en el libro de los mercados en los que opera.  Esto también significa que usted puede introducir órdenes para comprar el CFD al bid del subyacente y vender al ask.

Para comparar el modelo transparente de CFD de IBKR con otros disponibles en el mercado, consulte nuestra página Resumen general de modelos de mercado de CFD.

IBKR actualmente ofrece unos 7 100 CFD sobre acciones que cubren los principales mercados en Estados Unidos, Europa y Asia. Los constituyentes de los índices principales abajo indicados están disponibles como CFD sobre acciones de IBKR. IBKR también ofrece negociación en acciones de pequeña capitalización líquida. Estas acciones con capitalización de mercado ajustada al capital flotante de, al menos, 500 millones de dólares estadounidenses y el valor de negociación diario promedio de, al menos, 600,000 dólares estadounidenses.  Consulte la lista de productos de CFD para obtener más información. Se añadirán más países en el futuro.

Estados Unidos S&P 500, DJA, Nasdaq 100, S&P 400 (Mid Cap), capitalización pequeña líquida
Reino Unido FTSE 350 + capitalización pequeña líquida (incl. IOB)
Alemania Dax, MDax, TecDax + Capitalización pequeña líquida
Suiza Porción suiza de STOXX Europe 600 (48 acciones) + capitalización líquida pequeña
Francia CAC capitalización elevada, CAC capitalización media + capitalización pequeña líquida
Países Bajos AEX, AMS capitalización media + capitalización pequeña líquida
Bélgica BEL 20, BEL capitalización media + capitalización pequeña líquida
España IBEX 35 + capitalización pequeña líquida
Portugal PSI 20
Suecia OMX Stockholm 30 + capitalización pequeña líquida
Finlandia OMX Helsinki 25 + capitalización pequeña líquida
Dinamarca OMX Copenhagen 30 + capitalización pequeña líquida
Noruega OBX
Chequia PX
Japón Nikkei 225 + capitalización pequeña líquida
Hong Kong HSI + capitalización pequeña líquida
Australia ASX 200 + capitalización pequeña líquida
Singapur* STI + capitalización pequeña líquida
Sudáfrica Top 40 + capitalización pequeña líquida

 *no disponible para residentes de Singapur

II.   Comparación entre CFD y acciones subyacentes

Según sus objetivos y estilo de negociación, los CFD ofrecen varias ventajas comparados con las acciones, pero también tienen ciertas desventajas:
 
BENEFITS of IBKR CFDs DRAWBACKS of IBKR CFDs
No hay impuesto de timbre o impuesto de transacción financiera (Reino Unido, Francia, Bélgica) No hay derechos de propiedad
Comisiones y tasas de margen generalmente más bajas que las acciones Las acciones corporativas complejas no serán siempre repetibles
Las comisiones de los tratados de impuestos para dividendos sin necesidad de reclamación. Los impuestos sobre ganancias pueden ser diferentes a los de las acciones (consulte a su asesor fiscal).
Exenciones de la normativa de negociación diaria  

III.  Costes y consideraciones de margen

Los CFD de IBKR pueden ser un modo aún más eficaz de operar en los mercados de acciones europeos que la competitiva oferta de acciones de IB.

Los CFD de IBKR de IB tienen bajas comisiones comparados con las acciones, y presentan los mismos spreads de baja financiación:

EUROPA   CFD ACCIONES
Comisiones GBP 0.05 % 6.00 GBP + 0.05%*
EUR 0.05 % 0.10 %
Financiación** Referente +/- 1.50 % 1.50 %

*por orden + 0.05% de exceso por encima de 50,000 GBP
**Financiación en CFD sobre el valor total de la posición, financiación de acciones sobre cantidad prestada

Cuanto más opera, más bajas son las comisiones de los CFD; tan bajas como un 0.02%. Las tasas de financiación se reducen para posiciones grandes, tan bajas como el 0.5%.  Por favor, consulte las Comisiones de CFD y Tasas de financiación de CFD para más detalles.

Además, los CFD tienen requisitos de margen más bajos que las acciones. Los clientes minoristas están sujetos a requisitos de margen adicionales ordenados por la AEVM, el regulador europeo. Por favor, consulte la implementación de normas de CFD de la AEVM en IBKR para más detalles.

  CFD ACCIONES
  Todo Estándar Margen de Cartera
Requisito de margen de mantenimiento*

10 %

25 % - 50 % 15 %

*Margen típico para empresas blue-chips. Los clientes minoristas están sujetos a un margen inicial mínimo del 20%. Margen de mantenimiento intradía estándar del 25% para acciones, 50% trasnoche.  Se muestra el margen de cartera como margen de mantenimiento (incl. trasnoche). Los elementos más volátiles están sujetos a requisitos más altos.

Consulte los requisitos de margen de CFD para obtener más información.


IV.  Ejemplo (cliente profesional)

Veamos un ejemplo La cotización de Unilever’s Amsterdam ha generado el 3.2% durante el mes anterior (20 días operativos desde el 14 de mayo de 2012) y usted cree que seguirá funcionando bien. Usted desea crear una exposición de 200,000 EUR y mantenerla durante 5 días. Realiza 10 operaciones para crear y 10 operaciones para contrarrestar. Sus costes directos serían los siguientes:

ACCIONES

  CFD ACCIONES
Posición de 200,000 EUR   Estándar Margen de Cartera
Requisito de margen 20,000 100,000 30,000
Comisión (entrada y salida) 200.00 400.00 400.00
Tasas de interés (simplificada) 1.50 % 1.50 % 1.50 %
Cantidad financiada 200,000 100,000 170,000
Días financiados  5 5 5
Gastos de interés (1.5% tasa simplificada) 41.67 20.83 35.42
Coste directo total (Comisión + interés) 241.67 420.83 435.42
Diferencia de coste   74% más alto 80% más alto

Nota: los gastos de interés para CFD se calculan para toda la posición; para las acciones, el interés se calcula sobre la cantidad prestada. Las tasas aplicables son las mismas tanto para acciones como para CFD.

 

Pero supongamos que usted solo tiene 20,000 EUR disponibles para financiar el margen. Si Unilever continúa rindiendo como lo ha hecho durante el mes pasado, sus beneficios potenciales se compararían como siguen:  

RECOMPENSA APALANCADA CFD ACCIONES
Margen disponible 20,000 20,000 20,000
Total invertido 200,000 40,000 133,333
Rendimiento bruto (5 días) 1,600 320 1,066.66
Comisiones 200.00 80.00 266.67
Gastos de interés (1.5% tasa simplificada) 41.67 4.17 23.61
Coste directo total (Comisiones + interés) 241.67 84.17 290.28
Rendimiento neto (rentabilidad bruta menos costes directos) 1,358.33 235.83 776.39
Rentabilidad sobre cantidad de inversión de margen 0.07 0.01 0.04
Diferencia   83% menos ganancias 43% menos ganancias

 

RIESGO DE APALANCAMIENTO CFD ACCIONES
Margen disponible 20,000 20,000 20,000
Total invertido 200,000 40,000 133,333
Rendimiento bruto (5 días) -1,600 -320 -1,066.66
Comisiones 200.00 80.00 266.67
Gastos de interés (1.5% tasa simplificada) 41.67 4.17 23.61
Coste directo total (Comisiones + interés) 241.67 84.17 290.28
Rendimiento neto (rentabilidad bruta menos costes directos) -1,841.67 -404.17 -1,356.94
Diferencia   78% menos pérdidas 26% menos pérdidas

 

V.   Recursos para CFD

A continuación encontrará varios enlaces con más información sobre la oferta de CFD de IBKR:

Especificaciones de contratos de CFD

Productos de CFD

Comisiones para CFD

Comisiones de financiación para CFD

Requisitos de margen de CFD

Acciones corporativas CFD

También está disponible el siguiente vídeo:

Cómo realizar una operación en CFD en la Trader Workstation

 

VI.  Preguntas frecuentes

¿Qué acciones hay disponibles como CFD?

Acciones de capitalización media y elevada en Estados Unidos, Europa Occidental, países nórdicos y Japón. Las acciones de capitalización pequeña líquida también están disponibles en muchos mercados. Si desea más detalles, consulte los productos de CFD. En un futuro próximo se añadirán más países.

 

¿Tiene CFD sobre índices de acciones y fórex?

Sí. Consulte las páginas CFD sobre índices de IB - Datos y preguntas frecuentes y CFD sobre fórex - Datos y preguntas frecuentes.

 

Determinación de las cotizaciones de los CFD sobre acciones

Las cotizaciones de CFD de IBKR son idénticas a las cotizaciones con enrutado smart para la acción subyacente. IBKR no amplía el diferencial o mantiene posiciones contra usted. Presentación de los modelos de mercado de CFD para obtener más información.

 

¿Puedo ver mis órdenes limitadas reflejadas en el mercado?

Sí. IBKR ofrece acceso directo al mercado (DMA) a través de los cuales sus órdenes no comercializables tienen una cobertura subyacente representada directamente en el libro de profundidad de los mercados en los que opera. Esto también significa que usted puede introducir órdenes para comprar el CFD al bid del subyacente y vender al ask. Además, también podría recibir mejoras de precio si la orden de otro cliente se cruza con la suya a un mejor precio que esté disponible en mercados públicos.

 

¿Cómo se determinan los márgenes para CFD sobre acciones?

IBKR establece requisitos de margen basados en el riesgo, según la volatilidad histórica observada de la acción subyacente. El margen mínimo es 10%. La mayoría de los CFD de IB tienen un margen con esta tasa, cosa que generalmente causa que los CFD sean más eficientes que las acciones subyacentes.  Los clientes minoristas están sujetos a requisitos de margen adicionales ordenados por la AEVM, el regulador

europeo. Consulte la implementación de normas de CFD de la AEVM en IBKR para obtener más información. No hay compensaciones de cartera entre posiciones en CFD individuales o entre CFD y exposiciones a la acción subyacente. Las posiciones concentradas y las posiciones muy grandes podrían estar sujetas a márgenes adicionales. Consulte los requisitos de margen de CFD para obtener más información.

 

¿Los CFD sobre acciones están sujetos a recompras forzosas?

Sí. En el caso de que la acción subyacente se vuelva difícil o imposible de prestar, el titular de la posición corta en CFD estará sujeto a recompra.

 

¿Cómo se gestionan los dividendos y acciones corporativas?

IBKR generalmente reflejará el efecto económico de la acción corporativa para titulares de CFD como si hubieran mantenido el valor subyacente. Los dividendos se reflejan como ajustes en efectivo, mientras que otras acciones pueden reflejarse como ajustes en efectivo o de posiciones o ambas. Por ejemplo, cuando la acción corporativa tiene como resultado un cambio en el número de acciones (por ejemplo, desdoblamiento o reagrupamiento de acciones), el número de CFD se ajustará según esto. Cuando la acción corporativa tenga como resultado una nueva entidad con participaciones cotizadas e IBKR decida ofrecerlas como CFD, las nuevas posiciones largas y cortas se crearán en la cantidad adecuada. Consulte las acciones corporativas de CFD para obtener más información.

*En algunos casos los CFD no se pueden ajustar a una acción corporativa compleja, como sería el caso de ciertas fusiones. En estos casos, IB podría terminar el CFD antes de la fecha-ex.

 

¿Quién puede negociar CFD de IBKR?

Todos los clientes pueden operar con CFD de IBKR excepto los residentes de los Estados Unidos, Canadá y Hong Kong. Los residentes de Singapur pueden operar con CFD de IBKR, excepto los CFD basados en acciones cotizadas en Singapur. No se aplica ninguna excepción basada en el tipo de inversor para las exclusiones según residencia.

 

¿Qué necesito para empezar a operar en CFD con IBKR?

Debe configurar sus permisos de negociación para CFD en Gestión de Cuenta y aceptar los avisos legales de negociación relevantes. Si su cuenta es con LLC, IBKR configurará un nuevo segmento de cuenta (identificado con su número de cuenta existente más el sufijo “F”). Una vez confirmada la configuración, podrá comenzar a negociar. No necesita depositar fondos en la cuenta-F por separado; los fondos se transferirán de forma automática para cumplir los requisitos de margen de CFD de su cuenta principal.  

¿Hay algún requisito para datos de mercado?

Los datos de mercado para los CFD sobre acciones de IB son los datos de mercado para las acciones subyacentes. Por lo tanto, es necesario tener los permisos de datos de mercado para los mercados relevantes. Si ya ha configurado sus permisos de datos de mercado para un mercado para la negociación de acciones, no necesita hacer nada. Si quiere operar en CFD en un mercado para el que no tiene permisos de datos de mercado, puede establecer los permisos del mismo modo en que lo haría si planificara operar las acciones subyacentes.

 

¿Cómo se reflejan en mis extractos las operaciones en CFD y mis posiciones?

Si tiene una cuenta con IBLLC, sus posiciones en CFD se mantendrán en un segmento de cuenta separado, identificado con su número de cuenta primario con el sufijo “F”. Puede elegir ver el extracto de actividad para el segmento F por separado o consolidado para su cuenta principal. Puede realizar la selección en la ventana de extracto de Gestión de Cuenta. Para otras cuentas, los CFD se muestran normalmente en su extracto de cuenta junto con otros productos de negociación.

 

¿Puedo transferir las posiciones en CFD desde otro bróker?

IBKR no realiza transferencias de posiciones de CFD en estos momentos.

 

¿Hay gráficos disponibles para CFD sobre acciones?

Sí.

 ¿Qué protecciones de cuenta se aplican cuando se opera con CFD de IBKR?

Los CFD son contratos con IB UK como su contraparte, y no se negocian en un mercado regulado y no se compensan con una cámara de compensación central. Como IB UK es la contraparte de sus operaciones en CFD, usted se expone a los riesgos comerciales y financieros, incluido el riesgo de crédito, asociados con la relación con IB UK. Tenga en cuenta que todos los fondos de los clientes están siempre totalmente segregados, incluidos los clientes institucionales. IB UK es un participante en el esquema de compensación de servicios financieros del Reino Unido (Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)). IB UK no es miembro de la Securities Investor Protection Corporation (“SIPC”). Por favor, consulte la declaración de riesgo de CFD de IB UK para más detalles sobre los riesgos asociados con la negociación de CFD.

 

¿Se puede operar con CFD con cualquier tipo de cuenta IBKR? 

Todas las cuentas de margen son elegibles para negociación CFD. Las cuentas en efectivo o SIPP no lo son.

 

¿Cuál es la posición máxima que puedo tener en un CFD específico?

No hay un límite preestablecido. Recuerde que las posiciones más elevadas pueden estar sujetas a requisitos aumentados de margen. Si desea más detalles, consulte los requisitos de margen de CFD.

 

¿Puedo negociar con CFD por teléfono?

No. En casos excepcionales, podríamos aceptar procesar las órdenes de cierre por teléfono, pero nunca las órdenes de apertura.

 

Allocation of Partial Fills

Title:

How are executions allocated when an order receives a partial fill because an insufficient quantity is available to complete the allocation of shares/contracts to sub-accounts?

 

Overview:

From time-to-time, one may experience an allocation order which is partially executed and is canceled prior to being completed (i.e. market closes, contract expires, halts due to news, prices move in an unfavorable direction, etc.). In such cases, IB determines which customers (who were originally included in the order group and/or profile) will receive the executed shares/contracts. The methodology used by IB to impartially determine who receives the shares/contacts in the event of a partial fill is described in this article.

 

Background:

Before placing an order CTAs and FAs are given the ability to predetermine the method by which an execution is to be allocated amongst client accounts. They can do so by first creating a group (i.e. ratio/percentage) or profile (i.e. specific amount) wherein a distinct number of shares/contracts are specified per client account (i.e. pre-trade allocation). These amounts can be prearranged based on certain account values including the clients’ Net Liquidation Total, Available Equity, etc., or indicated prior to the order execution using Ratios, Percentages, etc. Each group and/or profile is generally created with the assumption that the order will be executed in full. However, as we will see, this is not always the case. Therefore, we are providing examples that describe and demonstrate the process used to allocate partial executions with pre-defined groups and/or profiles and how the allocations are determined.

Here is the list of allocation methods with brief descriptions about how they work.

·         AvailableEquity
Use sub account’ available equality value as ratio. 

·         NetLiq
Use subaccount’ net liquidation value as ratio

·         EqualQuantity
Same ratio for each account

·         PctChange1:Portion of the allocation logic is in Trader Workstation (the initial calculation of the desired quantities per account).

·         Profile

The ratio is prescribed by the user

·         Inline Profile

The ratio is prescribed by the user.

·         Model1:
Roughly speaking, we use each account NLV in the model as the desired ratio. It is possible to dynamically add (invest) or remove (divest) accounts to/from a model, which can change allocation of the existing orders.

 

 

 

Basic Examples:

Details:

CTA/FA has 3-clients with a predefined profile titled “XYZ commodities” for orders of 50 contracts which (upon execution) are allocated as follows:

Account (A) = 25 contracts

Account (B) = 15 contracts

Account (C) = 10 contracts

 

Example #1:

CTA/FA creates a DAY order to buy 50 Sept 2016 XYZ future contracts and specifies “XYZ commodities” as the predefined allocation profile. Upon transmission at 10 am (ET) the order begins to execute2but in very small portions and over a very long period of time. At 2 pm (ET) the order is canceled prior to being executed in full. As a result, only a portion of the order is filled (i.e., 7 of the 50 contracts are filled or 14%). For each account the system initially allocates by rounding fractional amounts down to whole numbers:

 

Account (A) = 14% of 25 = 3.5 rounded down to 3

Account (B) = 14% of 15 = 2.1 rounded down to 2

Account (C) = 14% of 10 = 1.4 rounded down to 1

 

To Summarize:

A: initially receives 3 contracts, which is 3/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.12)

B: initially receives 2 contracts, which is 2/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.134)

C: initially receives 1 contract, which is 1/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.10)

 

The system then allocates the next (and final) contract to an account with the smallest ratio (i.e. Account C which currently has a ratio of 0.10).

A: final allocation of 3 contracts, which is 3/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.12)

B: final allocation of 2 contracts, which is 2/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.134)

C: final allocation of 2 contract, which is 2/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.20)

The execution(s) received have now been allocated in full.

 

Example #2:

CTA/FA creates a DAY order to buy 50 Sept 2016 XYZ future contracts and specifies “XYZ commodities” as the predefined allocation profile. Upon transmission at 11 am (ET) the order begins to be filled3 but in very small portions and over a very long period of time. At 1 pm (ET) the order is canceled prior being executed in full. As a result, only a portion of the order is executed (i.e., 5 of the 50 contracts are filled or 10%).For each account, the system initially allocates by rounding fractional amounts down to whole numbers:

 

Account (A) = 10% of 25 = 2.5 rounded down to 2

Account (B) = 10% of 15 = 1.5 rounded down to 1

Account (C) = 10% of 10 = 1 (no rounding necessary)

 

To Summarize:

A: initially receives 2 contracts, which is 2/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.08)

B: initially receives 1 contract, which is 1/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.067)

C: initially receives 1 contract, which is 1/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.10)

The system then allocates the next (and final) contract to an account with the smallest ratio (i.e. to Account B which currently has a ratio of 0.067).

A: final allocation of 2 contracts, which is 2/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.08)

B: final allocation of 2 contracts, which is 2/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.134)

C: final allocation of 1 contract, which is 1/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.10)

 

The execution(s) received have now been allocated in full.

Example #3:

CTA/FA creates a DAY order to buy 50 Sept 2016 XYZ future contracts and specifies “XYZ commodities” as the predefined allocation profile. Upon transmission at 11 am (ET) the order begins to be executed2  but in very small portions and over a very long period of time. At 12 pm (ET) the order is canceled prior to being executed in full. As a result, only a portion of the order is filled (i.e., 3 of the 50 contracts are filled or 6%). Normally the system initially allocates by rounding fractional amounts down to whole numbers, however for a fill size of less than 4 shares/contracts, IB first allocates based on the following random allocation methodology.

 

In this case, since the fill size is 3, we skip the rounding fractional amounts down.

 

For the first share/contract, all A, B and C have the same initial fill ratio and fill quantity, so we randomly pick an account and allocate this share/contract. The system randomly chose account A for allocation of the first share/contract.

 

To Summarize3:

A: initially receives 1 contract, which is 1/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.04)

B: initially receives 0 contracts, which is 0/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.00)

C: initially receives 0 contracts, which is 0/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.00)

 

Next, the system will perform a random allocation amongst the remaining accounts (in this case accounts B & C, each with an equal probability) to determine who will receive the next share/contract.

 

The system randomly chose account B for allocation of the second share/contract.

A: 1 contract, which is 1/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.04)

B: 1 contract, which is 1/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.067)

C: 0 contracts, which is 0/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.00)

 

The system then allocates the final [3] share/contract to an account(s) with the smallest ratio (i.e. Account C which currently has a ratio of 0.00).

A: final allocation of 1 contract, which is 1/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.04)

B: final allocation of 1 contract, which is 1/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.067)

C: final allocation of 1 contract, which is 1/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.10)

 

The execution(s) received have now been allocated in full.

 

Available allocation Flags

Besides the allocation methods above, user can choose the following flags, which also influence the allocation:

·         Strict per-account allocation.
For the initially submitted order if one or more subaccounts are rejected by the credit checking, we reject the whole order.

·         “Close positions first”1.This is the default handling mode for all orders which close a position (whether or not they are also opening position on the other side or not). The calculation are slightly different and ensure that we do not start opening position for one account if another account still has a position to close, except in few more complex cases.


Other factor affects allocations:

1)      Mutual Fund: the allocation has two steps. The first execution report is received before market open. We allocate based onMonetaryValue for buy order and MonetaryValueShares for sell order. Later, when second execution report which has the NetAssetValue comes, we do the final allocation based on first allocation report.

2)      Allocate in Lot Size: if a user chooses (thru account config) to prefer whole-lot allocations for stocks, the calculations are more complex and will be described in the next version of this document.

3)      Combo allocation1: we allocate combo trades as a unit, resulting in slightly different calculations.

4)      Long/short split1: applied to orders for stocks, warrants or structured products. When allocating long sell orders, we only allocate to accounts which have long position: resulting in calculations being more complex.

5)      For non-guaranteed smart combo: we do allocation by each leg instead of combo.

6)      In case of trade bust or correction1: the allocations are adjusted using more complex logic.

7)      Account exclusion1: Some subaccounts could be excluded from allocation for the following reasons, no trading permission, employee restriction, broker restriction, RejectIfOpening, prop account restrictions, dynamic size violation, MoneyMarketRules restriction for mutual fund. We do not allocate to excluded accountsand we cancel the order after other accounts are filled. In case of partial restriction (e.g. account is permitted to close but not to open, or account has enough excess liquidity only for a portion of the desired position).

 

 

Footnotes:

1.        Details of these calculations will be included in the next revision of this document.

2.        To continue observing margin in each account on a real-time basis, IB allocates each trade immediately (behind the scenes) however from the CTA and/or FA (or client’s) point of view, the final distribution of the execution at an average price typically occurs when the trade is executed in full, is canceled or at the end of day (whichever happens first).

3.       If no account has a ratio greater than 1.0 or multiple accounts are tied in the final step (i.e. ratio = 0.00), the first step is skipped and allocation of the first share/contract is decided via step two (i.e. random allocation).

 

Overview of IBKR issued Share CFDs

The following article is intended to provide a general introduction to share-based Contracts for Differences (CFDs) issued by IBKR.

For Information on IBKR Index CFDs click here. For Forex CFDs click here.

Topics covered are as follows:

I.    CFD Definition
II.   Comparison Between CFDs and Underlying Shares
III.  Cost and Margin Considerations
IV.  Worked Example
V.   CFD Resources
VI.  Frequently Asked Questions

 

Risk Warning

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

67% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with IBKR (UK).

You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

ESMA Rules for CFDs (Retail Clients only)

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has enacted new CFD rules effective 1st August 2018.

The rules include: 1) leverage limits on the opening of a CFD position; 2) a margin close out rule on a per account basis; and 3) negative balance protection on a per account basis.

The ESMA Decision is only applicable to retail clients. Professional clients are unaffected.

Please refer to ESMA CFD Rules Implementation at IBKR for more detail.

I.  Share  CFD Definition

IBKR CFDs are OTC contracts which deliver the return of the underlying stock, including dividends and corporate actions (read more about CFD corporate actions).

Said differently, it is an agreement between the buyer (you) and IBKR to exchange the difference in the current value of a share, and its value at a future time. If you hold a long position and the difference is positive, IBKR pays you. If it is negative, you pay IBKR.

IBKR Share CFDs are traded through your margin account, and you can therefore enter long as well as short leveraged positions. The price of the CFD is the exchange-quoted price of the underlying share. In fact, IBKR CFD quotes are identical to the Smart-routed quotes for shares that you can observe in the Trader Workstation and IBKR offers Direct Market Access (DMA). Similar to shares, your non-marketable (i.e., limit) orders have the underlying hedge directly represented on the deep book of those exchanges at which it trades.  This also means that you can place orders to buy the CFD at the underlying bid and sell at the offer.

To compare IBKR’s transparent CFD model to others available in the market please see our Overview of CFD Market Models.

IBKR currently offers approximately 7100 Share CFDs covering the principal markets in the US, Europe and Asia. The constituents of the major indexes listed below are currently available as IBKR Share CFDs. In many countries IBKR also offers trading in liquid small cap shares. These are shares with free float adjusted market capitalization of at least USD 500 million and median daily trading value of at least USD 600 thousand.  Please see CFD Product Listings for more detail. More countries will be added in the near future.

United States S&P 500, DJA, Nasdaq 100, S&P 400 (Mid Cap), Liquid Small Cap
United Kingdom FTSE 350 + Liquid Small Cap (incl. IOB)
Germany Dax, MDax, TecDax + Liquid Small Cap
Switzerland Swiss portion of STOXX Europe 600 (48 shares) + Liquid Small Cap
France CAC Large Cap, CAC Mid Cap + Liquid Small Cap
Netherlands AEX, AMS Mid Cap + Liquid Small Cap
Belgium BEL 20, BEL Mid Cap + Liquid Small Cap
Spain IBEX 35 + Liquid Small Cap
Portugal PSI 20
Sweden OMX Stockholm 30 + Liquid Small Cap
Finland OMX Helsinki 25 + Liquid Small Cap
Denmark OMX Copenhagen 30 + Liquid Small Cap
Norway OBX
Czech PX
Japan Nikkei 225 + Liquid Small Cap
Hong Kong HSI + Liquid Small Cap
Australia ASX 200 + Liquid Small Cap
Singapore* STI + Liquid Small Cap
South Africa Top 40 + Liquid Small Cap

 *not available to Singapore residents

II.   Comparison Between CFDs and Underlying Shares

Depending on your trading objectives and trading style, CFDs offer a number of advantages compared to stocks, but also some disadvantages:
 
BENEFITS of IBKR CFDs DRAWBACKS of IBKR CFDs
No stamp duty or financial transaction tax (UK, France, Belgium) No ownership rights
Generally lower commission and margin rates than shares Complex corporate actions may not always be exactly replicable
Tax treaty rates for dividends without need for reclaim Taxation of gains may differ from shares (please consult your tax advisor)
Exemption from day trading rules  

III.  Cost and Margin Considerations

IBKR CFDs can be an even more efficient way to trade the European stock markets than IBKR’s highly competitive stock offering.

Firstly, IBKR CFDs have low commissions compared to stocks, and the same low financing spreads:

EUROPE   CFD STOCK
Commission GBP 0.05% GBP 6.00 + 0.05%*
EUR 0.05% 0.10%
Financing** Benchmark +/- 1.50% 1.50%

*per order + 0.05% of excess over GBP 50,000
**CFD financing on total position value, stock financing on borrowed amount

When you trade more, CFD commissions become even lower, as low as 0.02%. Financing rates are reduced for larger positions, to as low as 0.5%.  Please see CFD Commissions and CFD Financing Rates for more details.

Secondly, CFDs have lower margin requirements than stocks. Retail clients are subject to additional margin requirements mandated by ESMA, the European regulator. Please see ESMA CFD Rules Implementation at IBKR for details.

  CFD STOCK
  All Standard Portfolio Margin
Maintenance Margin Requirement*

10%

25% - 50% 15%

*Typical margin for blue-chips. Retail Clients are subject to a minimum Initial Margin of 20%. Standard 25% intraday maintenance margin for stocks, 50% overnight.  Portfolio Margin shown is maintenance margin (incl. overnight). More volatile issues are subject to higher requirements

Please refer to CFD Margin Requirements and for more detail.


IV.  Worked Example (Professional Client)

Let’s look at an example. Unilever’s Amsterdam listing has returned 3.2% in the past month (20 trading days to May 14th, 2012) and you believe it will continue to perform well. You want to build a EUR 200,000 exposure and hold it for 5 days. You do 10 trades to build up and 10 trades to unwind. Your direct costs would be as follows:

STOCK

  CFD STOCK
EUR 200,000 Position   Standard Portfolio Margin
Margin Requirement 20,000 100,000 30,000
Commission (round trip) 200.00 400.00 400.00
Interest Rate (Simplified) 1.50% 1.50% 1.50%
Amount Financed 200,000 100,000 170,000
Days Financed  5 5 5
Interest Expense (1.5% Simplified Rate) 41.67 20.83 35.42
Total Direct Cost (Commission + Interest) 241.67 420.83 435.42
Cost Difference   74% Higher 80% Higher

Note: Interest expense for CFDs is calculated on the entire contract position, for shares interest is calculated on the borrowed amount. The applicable rates are the same for both shares and CFDs.

 

But let’s assume you only have EUR 20,000 available to fund the margin. If Unilever continues to perform as it has in the past month, your potential profit would compare as follows:  

LEVERAGE REWARD CFD STOCK
Available Margin 20,000 20,000 20,000
Total Invested 200,000 40,000 133,333
Gross Return (5 Days) 1,600 320 1,066.66
Commission 200.00 80.00 266.67
Interest Expense (1.5% Simplified Rate) 41.67 4.17 23.61
Total Direct Cost (Commission + Interest) 241.67 84.17 290.28
Net Return (Gross Return less Direct Cost) 1,358.33 235.83 776.39
Return on Margin Investment Amount 0.07 0.01 0.04
Difference   83% Less Gain 43% Less Gain

 

LEVERAGE RISK CFD STOCK
Available Margin 20,000 20,000 20,000
Total Invested 200,000 40,000 133,333
Gross Return (5 Days) -1,600 -320 -1,066.66
Commission 200.00 80.00 266.67
Interest Expense (1.5% Simplified Rate) 41.67 4.17 23.61
Total Direct Cost (Commission + Interest) 241.67 84.17 290.28
Net Return (Gross Return less Direct Cost) -1,841.67 -404.17 -1,356.94
Difference   78% Less Loss 26% Less Loss

 

V.   CFD Resources

Below are some useful links with more detailed information on IBKR’s CFD offering:

CFD Contract Specifications

CFD Product Listings

CFD Commissions

CFD Financing Rates

CFD Margin Requirements

CFD Corporate Actions

The following video tutorial is also available:

How to Place a CFD Trade on the Trader Workstation

 

VI.  Frequently Asked Questions

What Stocks are available as CFDs?

Large and Mid-Cap stocks in the US, Western Europe, Nordic and Japan. Liquid Small Cap stocks are also available in many markets. Please see CFD Product Listings for more detail. More countries will be added in the near future.

 

Do you have CFDs on Stock Indices and Forex?

Yes. Please see IBKR Index CFDs - Facts and Q&A and Forex CFDs - Facts and Q&A.

 

How do you determine your Share CFD quotes?

IBKR CFD quotes are identical to the Smart routed quotes for the underlying share. IBKR does not widen the spread or hold positions against you. To learn more please go to Overview of CFD Market Models.

 

Can I see my limit orders reflected on the exchange?

Yes. IBKR offers Direct market Access (DMA) whereby your non-marketable (i.e., limit) orders have the underlying hedge directly represented on the deep book of those exchanges at which it trades. This also means that you can place orders to buy the CFD at the underlying bid and sell at the offer. In addition, you may also receive price improvement if another client's order crosses yours at a better price than is available on public markets.

 

How do you determine margins for Share CFDs?

IBKR establishes risk-based margin requirements based on the historical volatility of each underlying share. The minimum margin is 10%. Most IBKR CFDs are margined at this rate, making CFDs more margin-efficient than trading the underlying share in most cases.  Retail investors are subject to additional margin requirements mandated by ESMA, the European

regulator. Please see ESMA CFD Rules Implementation at IBKR for details. There are no portfolio off-sets between individual CFD positions or between CFDs and exposures to the underlying share. Concentrated positions and very large positions may be subject to additional margin. Please refer to CFD Margin Requirements for more detail.

 

Are short Share CFDs subject to forced buy-in?

Yes. In the event the underlying stock becomes difficult or impossible to borrow, the holder of the short CFD position will become subject to buy-in.

 

How do you handle dividends and corporate actions?

IBKR will generally reflect the economic effect of the corporate action for CFD holders as if they had been holding the underlying security. Dividends are reflected as cash adjustments, while other actions may be reflected through either cash or position adjustments, or both. For example, where the corporate action results in a change of the number of shares (e.g. stock-split, reverse stock split), the number of CFDs will be adjusted accordingly. Where the action results in a new entity with listed shares, and IBKR decides to offer these as CFDs, then new long or short positions will be created in the appropriate amount. For an overview please CFD Corporate Actions.

*Please note that in some cases it may not be possible to accurately adjust the CFD for a complex corporate action such as some mergers. In these cases IBKR may terminate the CFD prior to the ex-date.

 

Can anyone trade IBKR CFDs?

All clients can trade IBKR CFDs, except residents of the USA, Canada, and Hong Kong. Singapore residents can trade IBKR CFDs except those based on shares listed in Singapore. There are no exemptions based on investor type to the residency based exclusions.

 

What do I need to do to start trading CFDs with IBKR?

You need to set up trading permission for CFDs in Account Management, and agree to the relevant trading disclosures. If your account is with IBLLC, IBKR will then set up a new account segment (identified with your existing account number plus the suffix “F”). Once the set-up is confirmed you can begin to trade. You do not need to fund the F-account separately, funds will be automatically transferred to meet CFD margin requirements from your main account.  

Are there any market data requirements?

The market data for IBKR Share CFDs is the market data for the underlying shares. It is therefore necessary to have market data permissions for the relevant exchanges. If you already have set up market data permissions for an exchange for trading the shares, you do not need to do anything. If you want to trade CFDs on an exchange for which you do not currently have market data permissions, you can set up the permissions in the same way as you would if you planned to trade the underlying shares.

 

How are my CFD trades and positions reflected in my statements?

If you have an account with IBLLC, your CFD positions are held in a separate account segment identified by your primary account number with the suffix “F”. You can choose to view Activity Statements for the F-segment either separately or consolidated with your main account. You can make the choice in the statement window in Account Management. For other accounts CFDs are shown normally in your account statement alongside other trading products.

 

Can I transfer in CFD positions from another broker?

IBKR does not facilitate the transfer of CFD positions at this time.

 

Are charts available for Share CFDs?

Yes.

 What account protections apply when trading CFDs with IBKR?

CFDs are contracts with IB UK as your counterparty, and are not traded on a regulated exchange and are not cleared on a central clearinghouse. Since IB UK is the counterparty to your CFD trades, you are exposed to the financial and business risks, including credit risk, associated with dealing with IB UK. Please note however that all client funds are always fully segregated, including for institutional clients. IB UK is a participant in the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme ("FSCS"). IB UK is not a member of the U.S. Securities Investor Protection Corporation (“SIPC”).Please refer to the IB UK CFD Risk Disclosure for further detail on risks associated with trading CFDs.

 

In what type of IBKR accounts can I trade CFDs e.g., Individual, Friends and Family, Institutional, etc.? 

All margin accounts are eligible for CFD trading. Cash or SIPP accounts are not.

 

What are the maximum a positions I can have in a specific CFD?

There is no pre-set limit. Bear in mind however that very large positions may be subject to increased margin requirements. Please refer to CFD Margin Requirements for more detail.

 

Can I trade CFDs over the phone?

No. In exceptional cases we may agree to process closing orders over the phone, but never opening orders.

 

 

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

62% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with IBKR (UK).

You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

ESMA Ruling

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued temporary product intervention measures effective from 1st August 2018 (ESMA Decision).

The restrictions imposed by the ESMA Decision consist of: 1) leverage limits on the opening of a CFD position; 2) a margin close out rule on a per account basis; 3) negative balance protection on a per account basis; 4) a restriction on the incentives offered to trade CFDs; and 5) a standardized risk warning.

The ESMA Decision is only applicable to retail clients. Professional clients are unaffected.


 

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

62% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with IBKR (UK).

You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
 

IBKR Stock Yield Enhancement Program

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Stock Yield Enhancement Program (SYEP) offers clients the opportunity to earn additional income on their full-paid shares by lending those shares to IBKR for on-lending to short sellers that are willing to pay to borrow them. 

Upon enrollment, Program activities are managed in their entirety by IBKR and require no actions on the part of participants.  These activities include the following:

- Identifying the shares in client accounts which borrowers are attempting to borrow;

- Establishing loans and returns;

- Paying interest (expressed as an interest accrual for activity statement reporting purposes) on cash collateral posted to a client’s account; and

- Reporting of loan activity, cash collateral transfers and income on the activity statements;

In contrast to the securities lending programs offered by others, IBKR provides complete transparency to the market rates, gross income earned from each transaction by IB and interest paid by to the client and IBKR. 

 

HOW IT WORKS

- Clients may enroll in the Program in Account Management (full details below). Activation generally takes place overnight. Eligible accounts include any IB LLC, IB Hong Kong, IB Canada, and IB-UK margin accounts, IB LLC, IB Canada, IB-UK or IB Hong Kong cash accounts with equity in excess of USD 50,000 are also eligible.

- Once activated, IBKR will review the inventory of eligible shares on a daily basis held by the client and use eligible shares to satisfy internal and external borrow demand. If the supply of eligible shares exceeds borrow demand, clients will be allocated loans on a pro rata basis (e.g. if aggregate supply is 20,000 shares and aggregate demand 10,000, each client will be eligible to have 50% of their shares loaned).

- At the end of each day that any loan is in place, IBKR will pay the client interest (presented as an interest accrual) on the cash collateral posted to the client’s account for the loan. IBKR will retain any amounts it earns from the loan in excess of the interest paid to the client. The details regarding the transaction, including the quantity of shares loaned, collateral amount, gross income earned by IBKR and interest accruing to the client are reflected on the daily activity statement. 

- Clients maintain full control of loaned shares with no impairment as to:

          * Market exposure ( i.e., will continue to recognize profit or loss consistent with stock price move);

          * The ability to sell at any time without prior notice;

          * Hedges (e.g., covered calls, protective puts);

          * The representation of holdings in statements and the trading platform; and

          * Cost basis 

 

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

- Loaned shares may not be protected by SIPC, however, the cash collateral received for the loaned securities is segregated within the 15c3-3 Reserve Account and therefore subject to the same investment restrictions;

- The interest rate that IBKR pays for any given loan is subject to supply and demand considerations that are outside the control of IBKR and which are susceptible to change from one day to another without advance notice or limit as to the magnitude of change. The interest paid to participants will reflect such changes;

- Proxy voting rights on loaned shares are forfeited (rights go to borrower);

- Participants may not receive actual dividends on loaned shares but instead a cash payment equivalent to the full dividend to be paid on the same date as the dividend (referred to as a 'Payment in Lieu'). Payments in Lieu are treated differently than a dividend for U.S. tax reporting purposes, certain taxpayers may not receive the more favorable tax treatment afforded to dividend payments deemed 'qualified'. IBKR generally seeks to avoid this consequence for SYEP participants by recalling shares that provide at least a 10 day notice prior to record date, so the actual dividend is paid, but this is not guaranteed.

- Loaned shares are typically used to facilitate short sales and such transactions may affect the value of shares.

 

HOW TO ENROLL IN THE STOCK YIELD ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM

For enrollment in the latest Client Portal, please click on the below buttons in the order specified.

 

For enrollment via Classic Account Management, please click on the below buttons in the order specified.

 

For additional FAQs relating to the Yield Enhancement Program, click here.

 

Stock Yield Enhancement Program FAQs

What is the purpose of the Stock Yield Enhancement Program?
The Stock Yield Enhancement program provides customers with the opportunity to earn additional income on securities positions which would otherwise be segregated (i.e., fully-paid and excess margin securities) by permitting IBKR to lend out those securities to third parties. Customers who participate in the program will receive cash collateral to secure the return of the stock loan at its termination as well as interest on the cash collateral provided by the borrower for any day the loan exists.

 

What are fully-paid and excess margin securities?
Fully-paid securities are securities in a customer’s account that have been completely paid for. Excess margin securities are securities that have not been completely paid for, but whose market value exceeds 140% of the customer’s margin debit balance.

 

How is the income received by a customer on any given Stock Yield Enhancement Program loan transaction determined?
The income which a customer receives in exchange for shares lent depend upon loan rates established in the over-the-counter securities lending market. These rates can vary significantly not only by the particular security loaned but also by the loan date. In general, IBKR pays interest to participants on their cash collateral at a rate that approximates 50% of the amounts earned by IBKR for lending the shares. . For example, assume IBKR earns 15% annualized income from lending shares with a value of $10,000 and it posts $10,000 cash collateral to a participant’s account. The normal daily interest rate IB would pay to a participant on the cash collateral would be $2.08

 

How is the amount of cash collateral for a given loan determined?
The cash collateral underlying the security loan and used for determining interest payments is determined using standard industry convention whereby the closing price of the stock is multiplied by 102% and then rounded up to the nearest whole dollar. For example, a loan of 100 shares of a stock which closes at $59.24 would be equal to $6,100 ($59.24 * 1.02 = $60.4248; round to $61, multiply by 100).

 

How do long sales, transfers of securities lent via the IBKR Stock Yield Enhancement Program or un-enrollment affect interest?

Interest ceases to accrue on the next business day after the trade date (T+1). Interest also ceases to accrue on the next business day after the transfer input or un-enrollment date.

 

What are the eligibility requirements for participation in the IBKR Stock Yield Enhancement Program?
All IB LLC, IB UK, IB HK, and IB Canada margin accounts or IB LLC, IB UK (excluding SIPP accounts), IB HK and IB Canada cash accounts with equity over $50,000 at the time of application are eligible. IB Japan, IB Australia and IB India customers are not eligible. Japanese and Indian clients maintaining accounts with IB LLC are eligible.


In addition, Financial Advisor client accounts, fully disclosed IBroker clients and Omnibus Brokers who meet the above requirements can participate. In the case of Financial Advisors and fully disclosed IBrokers, the clients themselves must sign the agreements. For Omnibus Brokers, the broker signs the agreement.

 

Are IRA accounts eligible to participate in the Stock Yield Enhancement Program?
Yes.

 

Are partitions of IRA accounts managed by Interactive Brokers Asset Management eligible to participate in the Stock Yield Enhancement Program?
No.

 

Are UK SIPP accounts eligible to participate in the Stock Yield Enhancement Program?
No.

 

How do I enroll in the IBKR Stock Yield Enhancement Program?
Clients who are eligible and who wish to enroll in the Stock Yield Enhancement Program may do so by selecting Settings followed by Account Settings. Click the gear icon next to the words Trading Permissions. Check the box at the top of the page under Trading Programs that says Stock Yield Enhancement. Click CONTINUE and fill out any required agreements/disclosures.

 

What happens if equity in a participating cash account falls below the $50,000 qualifying threshold?
The cash account must meet this minimum equity requirement solely at the point of signing up for the program. If the equity falls below that level thereafter there is no impact upon existing loans or the ability to initiate new loans.

 

How does one terminate Stock Yield Enhancement Program participation?

Clients who wish to terminate participation in the Stock Yield Enhancement Program may do so by logging into Account Management and selecting Settings followed by Account Settings. Click the gear icon next to the words Trading Permissions. Remove the check from the box in the Trading Programs section titled Stock Yield Enhancement Program". Click CONTINUE and fill out any required agreements/disclosures. Requests to terminate are typically processed at the end of the day.

 

If an account signs up and un-enrolls at a later time, when can it be re-enrolled into the program?
After un-enrollment, the account may not re-enroll for 90 calendar days.

 

What types of securities positions are eligible to be lent?
Eligible securities include U.S. common stocks (exchange listed, PINK and OTCBB) and Canadian common stocks (exchange listed), ETFs, preferred stocks and corporate bonds. Municipal bonds, non-U.S. and non-Canadian securities are not eligible.

 

Is there any restriction on lending stocks which are trading in the secondary market following an IPO?
No, as long as IBKR is not part of the selling group.

 

How does IBKR determine the amount of shares which are eligible to be loaned?
The first step is to determine the value of securities, if any, which IBKR maintains a margin lien upon and can lend without client participation in the Stock Yield Enhancement Program. A broker who finances client purchases of securities via margin loan is allowed by regulation to loan or pledge as collateral that client’s securities in an amount up to 140% of the cash debit balance. For example, if a client maintaining a cash balance of $50,000 buys securities having a market value of $100,000, the debit or loan balance will be $50,000 and the broker holds a lien on 140% of that balance or $70,000 of securities. Any securities held by the client in excess of that amount are referred to as excess margin securities ($30,000 in this example) and are required to be segregated unless the client provides IB the authorization to lend through the Stock Yield Enhancement Program.

The debit balance is determined by first converting all non-USD denominated cash balances to USD and then backing out any short stock sale proceeds (converted to USD as necessary). If the result is negative then we free up 140% of that negative number. In addition, cash balances maintained in the commodities segment or for spot metals and CFDs are not considered.

EXAMPLE 1: Customer is long EUR 100,000 in a USD Base Currency account with a EUR.USD rate of 1.40. Customer purchases USD denominated stock valued at $112,000 (EUR 80,000 equivalent). All securities are deemed fully-paid as cash balance as converted to USD is a credit.

Component EUR USD Base (USD)
Cash 100,000 (112,000) $28,000
Long Stock   $112,000 $112,000
NLV     $140,000

EXAMPLE 2: Customer holds long USD of 80,000, long USD denominated stock of $100,000 and short USD denominated stock of $100,000. Long securities totaling $28,000 are deemed margin securities and the remainder of $72,000 excess margin securities. This is determined by subtracting the short stock proceeds from the cash balance ($80,000 - $100,000) and multiplying the resultant debit by 140% ($20,000 * 1.4 = $28,000)

Component Base (USD)
Cash $80,000
Long Stock $100,000
Short Stock ($100,000)
NLV $80,000

 

Will IBKR lend out all eligible shares?
There is no guarantee that all eligible shares in a given account will be loaned through the Stock Yield Enhancement Program as there may not be a market at an advantageous rate for certain securities, IBKR may not have access to a market with willing borrowers or IBKR may not want to loan your shares.

 

Are Stock Yield Enhancement Program loans made only in increments of 100?
No. Loans can be made in any whole share amount although externally we only lend in multiples of 100 shares. Thus the possibility exists that we would lend 75 shares from one client and 25 from another should there be external demand to borrow 100 shares.

 

How are loans allocated among clients when the supply of shares available to lend exceeds the borrow demand?
In the event that the demand for borrowing a given security is less than the supply of shares available to lend from participants in our Yield Enhancement Program, loans will be allocated on a pro rata basis (e.g. if aggregate supply is 20,000 and demand is 10,000, each client will be eligible to have 50% of his/her shares lent)

 

Are shares loaned only to other IBKR clients or to other third parties?
Shares may be loaned to any counterparty and is not limited solely to other IBKR clients.

 

Can the Stock Yield Enhancement Program participant determine which shares IBKR can lend?
No. The program is entirely managed by IBKR who, after determining those securities, if any, which IBKR is authorized to lend by virtue of a margin loan lien, has the discretion to determine whether any of the fully-paid or excess margin securities can be loaned out and to initiate the loans.

 

Are there any restrictions placed upon the sale of securities which have been lent through the Stock Yield Enhancement Program?
Loaned shares may be sold at any time, without restriction. The shares do not need to be returned in time to settle your sale of the share and proceeds from the sale are credited to the client’s account on the normal settlement date. In addition, the loan will be terminated on the open of the business day following the security sale date.

 

Can a client write covered calls against stock which has been loaned out through the Stock Yield Enhancement Program and receive the covered call margin treatment?
Yes. A loan of stock has no impact upon its margin requirement on an uncovered or hedged basis since the lender retains exposure to any gains or losses associated with the loaned position.

 

What happens to stock which is the subject of a loan and which is subsequently delivered against a call assignment or put exercise?
The loan will be terminated on T+1 of the action (trade, assignment, exercise) which closed or decreased the position.

 

What happens to stock which is the subject of a loan and which is subsequently halted from trading?
A halt has no direct impact upon the ability to lend the stock and as long as IBKR can continue to loan the stock, such loan will remain in place regardless of whether the stock is halted.

 

Can the cash collateral from a loan be swept to the commodities segment to cover margin and/or variation?
No. The cash collateral securing the loan never impacts margin or financing.

 

What happens if a program participant initiates a margin loan or increases an existing loan balance?
If a client maintains fully-paid securities which have been loaned through the Stock Yield Enhancement Program and subsequently initiates a margin loan, the loan will be terminated to the extent that the securities do not qualify as excess margin securities. Similarly, if a client maintaining excess margin securities which have been loaned through the program increases the existing margin loan, the loan may again be terminated to the extent that the securities no longer qualify as excess margin securities.

 

Under what circumstances will a given stock loan be terminated?
In the event of any of the following, a stock loan will be automatically terminated:

- If the client elects to terminate program participation
- Transfer of shares
- Borrowing of a certain amount against the shares
- Sale of shares
- Call assignment/put exercise
- Account closure

 

Do participants in the Stock Yield Enhancement Program receive dividends on shares loaned?
While the lender of the securities is entitled to receive the amount of all dividends and distributions made on loaned securities, they may receive cash payments in lieu of dividends, commonly referred to PIL. Depending upon one’s holding period for the shares loaned, the receipt of a PIL may have an adverse tax impact for certain U.S. taxpayers as such payments are taxed as ordinary income rather than at the reduced rate associated with qualified dividends. IBKR will attempt to mitigate the payment of PILs by recalling loaned shares prior to a dividend, however, IBKR cannot guarantee that the borrower will be able to return the shares within the necessary time frame to avoid receipt of PIL.

If the account would not be tax disadvantaged by receiving a PIL (for example, an IRA account), Interactive Brokers may intentionally keep your shares out on loan over Dividend Record Date in order to continue revenue generation for your account. 

 

Do participants in the Stock Yield Enhancement Program retain voting rights for shares loaned?

No. The borrower of the securities has the right to vote or provide any consent with respect to the securities if the Record Date or deadline for voting, providing consent or taking other action falls within the loan term.

 

Do participants in the Stock Yield Enhancement Program receive rights, warrants and spin-off shares on shares loaned?

Yes. The lender of the securities will receive any rights, warrants, spin-off shares and distributions made on loaned securities.

 

How are loans reflected on the activity statement?

Loan collateral, shares outstanding, activity and income is reflected in the following 6 statement sections:


1. Cash Detail – details starting cash collateral balance, net change resulting from loan activity (positive if new loans initiated; negative if net returns) and ending cash collateral balance.

 

2. Net Stock Position Summary – for each stock details total Shares at IBKR, the number of Shares Borrowed, the number of Shares Lent and the Net Shares (=Shares at IBKR + Shares Borrowed - Shares Lent). 

 

3. IB Managed Securities Lent – lists for each stock loaned through the Stock Yield Enhancement Program the Quantity of shares loaned, the Interest Rate (%). 

 

4. IB Managed Securities Lent Activity – details the loan activity for each security including Loan Return Allocations (i.e., terminated loans); New Loan Allocations (i.e., initiated loans); the share Quantity; the Net Interest Rate (%); Interest Rate on Customer Collateral (%) and the Collateral Amount. 

 

5. IB Managed Securities Lent Activity Interest Details – details on an individual loan basis including the Interest Rate Earned by IBKR (%); the Income Earned by IBKR (represents the total income IBKR earns from the loan which is equal to {Collateral Amount * Interest Rate}/360); the Interest Rate on Customer Collateral (represents about half of the income IB earns on the loan) and Interest Paid to Customer (represents the interest income earned on a client’s collateral)

Note: This section will only be displayed if the interest accrual earned by the client exceeds USD 1 for the statement period.   

 

6. Interest Accruals – the interest income is accounted for here as an interest accrual and is treated as any other interest accrual (aggregated but only displayed as an accrual when exceeding $1 and posted to cash monthly). For year-end reporting purposes, this interest income will be reported on Form 1099 issued to U.S. taxpayers.

 

India Intra-Day Shorting Risk Disclosure

Interactive Brokers currently offers the ability to short sell stocks before taking delivery on an intra-day basis. In accordance with IB’s intra-day shorting rules, traders are required to deliver shares sold or close short stock positions prior to the end of the trading session. 

Should traders establish a short stock position intra-day and still hold the position ten minutes prior to the end of the trading session at 15:20 IST, Interactive Brokers may, on a best efforts basis, close the position on your behalf. If the position is not closed by the end of the day and the shares are not delivered by the customer before settlement, the loss on account of auction will be borne by the customer. Please note that prices in the auction market are highly variable and typically not favorable compared to the normal market.

It is important to note, IB will not take into consideration any closing orders for short stock positions placed by the customer which may still be working. If your account holds a short position ten minutes prior to the end of the trading session and you have placed working orders to close those positions, there is the possibility your closing order will execute and that IB will act to close out your short position.  In this situation you will be responsible for both executions and will need to manage your long position accordingly.

A fee of INR 2,000 will be charged for this manual processing in addition to any external penalties in the case of short stock positions resulting in auction trades.  As such, we strongly urge customers to monitor their positions and take appropriate action themselves in order to avoid this.

When I short a stock, when will the hard to borrow interest begin accruing?

Short positions will have a borrow interest/fee associated with them.

Borrow interest will begin being charged on a short position from short settlement date to buy-to-cover settlement date.

For example, you sell XYZ on Monday, and you close the position on Tuesday. Borrow interest would start to be charged upon Wednesday's settlement date (T+2). Interest would cease to be charged on Thursday, the settlement date (T+2) of the buy-to-cover order.

 

Why do I receive a notice of a potential buy-in of my short position when your Short Stock Availability List is showing shares available to borrow?

As background, the short stock availability list represents the inventory of shares which IBKR has available to lend and which other brokers have indicated that they have available to lend. While it is updated on a near real-time basis throughout the day for changes to IBKR's inventory and periodically throughout the day to reflect updates to the availability lists of other brokers, many brokers provide updates only once per day.


It should be noted that the purpose of the short stock availability list is to meet the broker's regulatory obligation that they have made a reasonable determination that a security can be borrowed in time for settlement three business days later. There is no regulatory requirement, in most instances, that the broker pre-borrow shares to effect delivery on a short sale prior to settlement and the requirement which this list serves to address is completely separate from the SEC rules which require that the broker force-close any short position having a delivery obligation subject to fail with the clearinghouse on any given day.


It is these rules which we are adhering to when we review your short positions relative to our settlement obligations with the clearinghouse each day. While the shares necessary to cover your short sale may have been available as of the date your trade took place and subsequently thereafter, there can be no assurance that those shares can be borrowed indefinitely. The inventory of available shares to borrow is dynamic and subject to change throughout a given day. When we believe that there is a reasonable chance that we will not be able to maintain your borrow position on a particular day, we will make every effort to provide you with a notice of those short positions which are likely to be bought in absent preemptive action on your part.

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