IB発行株式CFDに関する概要

以下の記事はIB発行の株式ベースの差金決済取引(CFD)に関する概略をご提供することを目的としています。

IB株価指数CFDに関する情報はこちらをクリックしてください。Forex CFDに関する情報はこちらをクリックしてください。

ここでは以下のトピックを取り上げます:

I.   CFDの定義
II.   CFDと原資産株式の比較
III. 費用および証拠金に関する留意点
IV. 例
V.   CFDのリソース
VI. よくあるご質問

 

リスク警告

CFDはレバレッジによる損失のリスクが高い複雑な商品です。

62%の個人投資家口座に、IBKR(UK)とのCFD取引による損失が発生しています。

お取引を開始される前に、CFDの機能の仕方および損失の際のリスクをご理解ください。

CFDに関わるESMAルール(リテールクライアントのみ)

欧州証券市場監督局(ESMA)は2018年8月1日より有効となるCFDルールを実施しました。

ルールには以下が含まれます: 1) CFDのポジションを建てるにあたってレバレッジの上限; 2) 口座ごとの証拠金解約; および 3) マイナス残高に対する口座ごとの保護。

ESMAによる決定はリテールクライアントのみに適用されます。特定投資家のお客様への影響はありません。

詳細はIBKRにおけるESMA CFDルールの実施をご参照ください。

I. 株式CFDの定義

IB CFDは配当およびコーポレートアクション(CFDコーポレートアクションに関する詳細)を含む、原資産株式のリターンを生むOTC取引です。

これは言い方を変えれば、株式の現在と将来の価値の差額を交換するという、購入者(お客様)と弊社間における合意になります。お客様がロングポジションを保有し差額がプラスの場合には、弊社がお客様にお支払します。差額がマイナスの場合にはお客様にお支払いただくことになります。

IB株式CFD取引は証拠金口座を通して行われるため、ロングおよびショートのレバレッジ・ポジションを建てることができます。CFD価格は原資産株式の取引所クオート価格になります。実際にIB CFDクオートは、トレーダー・ワークステーションで見ることのできる株式用のスマートルーティング・クオートと同じであり、IBではダイレクト・マーケット・アクセス(DMA)をご提供しております。株式同様に、成行とならない(指値の)注文の原資産ヘッジは、取引されている取引所の 板画面に直接表示されています。 これはまたCFDを原資産のビッド価格で購入しオファー価格で売る注文の発注ができるということになります。

弊社の透明性のあるCFDモデルをマーケット上にある他社のものと比較される場合にはCFDマーケットモデルの概要をご覧ください。

IBでは現在、米国、ヨーロッパおよびアジアの主なマーケットをカバーする約6500の株式CFDご提供しております。 下記にリストされている主要指数の構成銘柄は、現在IB株式CFDとしてご利用可能です。IBではまた多くの国で流動小型株の取引もご提供しております。これは最低5億米ドルの時価総額の浮動株を持ち、また平均最低60万米ドルに値する日次の取引を行う株式です。  詳細はCFD商品リストをご覧ください。ご利用可能国は近い将来、さらに追加される予定です。

米国 S&P 500, DJA, Nasdaq 100, S&P 400(中型株), 流動小型株
イギリス FTSE 350 + 流動小型株 (IOBを含む)
ドイツ Dax, MDax, TecDax + 流動小型株
スイス Swiss portion of STOXX Europe 600 (48 shares) + 流動小型株
フランス CAC Large Cap, CAC 中型株 + 流動小型株
オランダ AEX, AMS 中型株 + 流動小型株
ベルギー BEL 20, BEL 中型株 + 流動小型株
スペイン IBEX 35 + 流動小型株
ポルトガル PSI 20
スウェーデン OMX Stockholm 30 + 流動小型株
フィンランド OMX Helsinki 25 + 流動小型株
デンマーク OMX Copenhagen 30 + 流動小型株
ノルウェー OBX
チェコ PX
日本 Nikkei 225 + 流動小型株
香港 HSI + 流動小型株
オーストラリア ASX 200 + 流動小型株
シンガポール* STI + 流動小型株
南アフリカ トップ40 + 流動小型株

 *シンガポール居住者にはご利用いただけません

II.  CFDと原資産株式の比較

お客様の取引目標と取引スタイルにより、株式に比べてCFD取引にはメリットもあればデメリットもあります:
 
IB CFDのメリット IB CFDのデメリット
印紙税や金融取引税はありません(英国、フランス、ベルギー) 所有権がありません
株式に比べ手数料や証拠金が一般的に低めです 複雑なコーポレトアクションがいつでも反映されるわけではありません
配当金は租税条約レートの対象となり、請求の必要がありません 収益に対する税金は株式への税金と異なる場合があります(専門の税理士にご相談ください)
デイ・トレーディング規制の対象外です  

III. 費用および証拠金に関する留意点

IB CFDは、IB提供のすでに競争性のある株式と比較しても効率的なヨーロッパ株式の取引方法です。

先ず、IB CFDにかかる手数料は株式と比べて低額ですがスプレッドは同じです:

ヨーロッパ   CFD 株式
手数料 GBP 0.05% GBP 6.00 + 0.05%*
EUR 0.05% 0.10%
金利** ベンチマーク +/- 1.50% 1.50%

*注文につき+ 50,000英ポンドを超える場合は0.05%の超過金
**ポジションの合計価値に対するCFD金利、借入額に対する株式金利

CFDの手数料は取引が増えるほど低額になり、0.02%まで下がります。借入金利はポジションが大きいほど減少し、0.5%まで下がります。 詳細はCFD手数料およびCFD借入金利をご覧ください。

次に、CFDの必要証拠金は株式と比べて低額です。リテールクライアントは欧州証券市場監督局ESMAによる追加の必要証拠金の対象となります。詳細はIBKRにおけるESMA CFDルールの実施をご参照ください。

  CFD 株式
  すべて 標準 ポートフォリオ・マージン
維持証拠金率*

10%

25% - 50% 15%

*ブルーチップ用に一般的な証拠金です。リテールクライアントは最低20%の委託証拠金の対象となります。株式には標準的な25%の日中維持証拠金、オーバーナイトは50%。 表示されているポートフォリオ・マージンは維持証拠金です(オーバーナイトを含み)。ボラティリティの高い場合には必要証拠金額も上がります

詳細はCFD必要証拠金をご参照ください。


IV. 例(プロフェッショナル・クライアント)

例を見てみましょう。Unilever’s Amsterdamリストからの過去一ヶ月(2012年5月14から20取引日)のリターンは3.2%となり、今後のパフォーマンスも良好に見えます。200,000ユーロのエクスポージャーを建て、5日保有したいとします。取引を10回行って蓄積した後、さらに10回行って相殺します。かかる直接の費用は以下のようになります:

株式

  CFD 株式
200,000ユーロのポジション   標準 ポートフォリオ・マージン
必要証拠金 20,000 100,000 30,000
手数料(往復) 200.00 400.00 400.00
金利(簡略化されたもの) 1.50% 1.50% 1.50%
提供される資金額 200,000 100,000 170,000
提供を受ける日数  5 5 5
支払利息(1.5% 簡略化されたもの) 41.67 20.83 35.42
直接費用合計(手数料 + 金利) 241.67 420.83 435.42
原価差異   74%上がる 80%上がる

注意:CFD支払金利は取引ポジション全体に大して計算されますが、株式にかかる金利は借入量に対して計算されます。株式およびCFDに適用されるレートは同じです。

 

今度は証拠金資金として20,000ユーロのみ持ち合わせがあると考えてみます。 Unileverが前月と同じようなパフォーマンスを継続すると考えると、そこから期待される利益は以下のようになります:  

レバレッジ利益 CFD 株式
利用可能な証拠金 20,000 20,000 20,000
合計投資額 200,000 40,000 133,333
総利益(5日) 1,600 320 1,066.66
手数料 200.00 80.00 266.67
支払利息(1.5% 簡略化されたもの) 41.67 4.17 23.61
直接費用合計(手数料 + 金利) 241.67 84.17 290.28
純利益(総利益-直接費用) 1,358.33 235.83 776.39
証拠金投資額に対するリターン 0.07 0.01 0.04
差異   利益が83%下がる 利益が43%下がる

 

レバレッジリスク CFD 株式
利用可能な証拠金 20,000 20,000 20,000
合計投資額 200,000 40,000 133,333
総利益(5日) -1,600 -320 -1,066.66
手数料 200.00 80.00 266.67
支払利息(1.5% 簡略化されたもの) 41.67 4.17 23.61
直接費用合計(手数料 + 金利) 241.67 84.17 290.28
純利益(総利益-直接費用) -1,841.67 -404.17 -1,356.94
差異   損失が78%下がる 損失が26%下がる

 

V.   CFDのリソース

以下はIB提供のCFDに関する詳細を記載したリンクです:

CFDコントラクトの仕様

CFD商品リスト

CFD手数料

CFD借入金利

CFD必要証拠金

CFDコーポレートアクション

以下のビデオレッスンもご利用可能です:

トレーダー・ワークステーションからのCFD取引の発注方法

 

VI. よくあるご質問

CFDとしてどのような株式が利用できますか?

米国、西ヨーロッパ、北欧および日本における大型および中型株です。 流動小型株の取り扱いのあるマーケットも多くあります。詳細はCFD商品リストをご覧ください。ご利用可能国は近い将来、さらに追加される予定です。

 

株式指数とFOREXにCFDは含まれていますか?

はい。詳細およびQ&AはIB株価指数CFD - 詳細およびQ&A and Forex CFD - 詳細およびQ&Aをご覧ください。

 

株式CFDクオートはどのように設定するのですか?

IB CFDのクオートは原資産株式に対するスマートルーティング・クオートと同じです。 IBではスプレッドを広げる、またはお客様に対抗するポジションを建てることはありません。 詳細はCFDマーケットモデルの概要をご覧ください。

 

取引所にての自分の指値注文は見ることができますか?

はい。IBではダイレクト・マーケット・アクセス(DMS)を提供しており、成行とならない(指値の)注文の原資産ヘッジは取引されている取引所の 板画面に直接表示されています。これはまたCFDを原資産のビッド価格で購入しオファー価格で売る注文の発注ができるということになります。また一般の市場よりも良い価格の注文が他のクライアントから出てきた場合、価格向上につながることもあります。

 

株式CFDの証拠金はどのように設定するのですか?

IBでは各原資産の過去のボラティリティに基づき、 リスク・ベースで証拠金を採用しています。最小証拠金は10%です。 IB CFDの証拠金はほとんどこのレートで設定されており、これによりCFDは多くの場合、原資産株式の取引に比べて効果的ですが、 リテールクライアントは欧州証券市場監督局ESMAによる追加の必要証拠金の
対象となります。 詳細はIBKRにおけるESMA CFDルールの実施をご参照ください。ポートフォリオ内の各CFDポジション間または個別のCFDポジションと原資産株式のエクスポージャー間のオフセットはありません。集中しているポジションや大型のポジションは追加の証拠金の対象の対象になる可能性があります。詳細はCFD必要証拠金をご参照ください。

 

売りの株式CFDは強制買い入れの対象になりますか?

はい。原資産株式の借入が困難または不可能になった場合、売りのCFDポジション保持者は買い入れの対象になります。

 

配当金やコーポレートアクションはどのように取り扱われますか?

一般的にIBでは、コーポレートアクションの経済的な影響を、原資産の有価証券の保持を同じようにCFDを保持しているお客様に対し反映させます。配当金は現金調整として反映され、その他のコーポレートアクションは現金またはポジションの調整、またはその両方として反映されます。例として、コーポレートアクションが株式数の変動につながった場合(株式分割や、株式の合併など)、CFD数も合わせて調整されます。アクションが上場株を持つ新法人の設立にいたり、IBがこれをCFDとして提供する場合には、これに適格な量で新規のロングおよびショート・ポジションが作成されます概要はCFDコーポレートアクションをご覧ください。

*合併などの複雑なコーポレートアクションに対しCFDが正確に調整されない場合もあることをご了承ください。このような場合、CFDは権利落ち日前に終了する可能性があります。

 

誰でもIB CFDの取引はできますか?

米国、カナダおよび香港以外の国の居住者はIB CFD取引が可能です。シンガポール居住者は、シンガポールに上場されている株式をベースとする以外のIB CFDをお取引いただけます。居住地に基づいて設定される例外で、特定の投資家タイプに適用されるものはありません。

 

IB CFDの取引はどのように始めればよいのでしょうか?

アカウント・マネジメントよりCFD用の取引許可を設定し、該当する取引開示に合意してください。 IB LLCの口座をお持ちの場合、この後、弊社が新規の口座セグメントを設定します(お客様のすでにお持ちの口座番号の末尾に「F」を追加します)。設定が承認され次第、お取引が可能になります。F口座に別途、資金をご入金いただく必要はありません。資金はCFDの必要証拠金に合わせてお客様のメイン口座より自動的に移動されます。  

必要なマーケットデータはありますか?

IB株式CFD用のマーケットデータは、その原資産株式用のマーケットデータになります。 このため関連取引所に対するマーケットデータ許可が必要となります。株式取引に対し取引所のマーケットデータ許可をすでに設定されている場合には、それ以上必要なものはありません。現在マーケットデータ許可の持ち合わせがない取引所におけるCFD取引をご希望の場合には、原資産株式の取引に対する許可と同じ方法で許可を設定することができます。

 

CFD取引およびポジションはステートメントにどのように表示されますか?

B LLCの口座をお持ちの場合、 CFDポジションは主要口座番号の末尾に「F」を追加した形で別の口座セグメントに維持されます。アクティビティー・ステートメント上のFセグメントは、別途またはメイン口座と合わせて表示することができます。選択はアカウント・マネジメントのステートメント画面より可能です。その他の口座に関しては、通常の口座ステートメントと同じようにCFDもその他の取引商品と共に表示されます。

 

別のブローカーからのCFDポジションの移管はできますか?

別ブローカーとの合意の下、弊社にてCFDポジション移管作業を進めます。株式ポジションの移管に比べてCFDポジションの移管は複雑なため、通常、弊社では少なくとも100,000米ドル相当のポジションを条件としております。

 

株式CFDのチャートはありますか?

はい。

 IBでのCFD取引にはどのような口座保護が適用しますか?

CFDはIB UKを取引先とする取引であり、取引所による取引や中央決済機関による決済はありません。IB UKをCFD取引の取引先とするため、クレジットリスクを含める、IB UKとの取引に関連する取引やビジネス上のリスクの対象となります。しかしながら、すべてのお客様の資金は法人クライアントも含め、完全に分離されています。IB UKは英国金融サービス補償計画(UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme「FSCS」)に参加しています。IB UKは、米国証券投資者保護公祉(「SIPC」)のメンバーではありません。CFD取引に関連するリスクの詳細はIB UK CFDリスク・ディスクロージャーをご参照ください。

 

個人、ファミリー、機関など、どのような種類のIB口座でCFD取引ができますか? 

CFD取引はすべてマージン口座でご利用可能です。キャッシュまたはSIPPではご利用いただけません。

 

特定のCFDで保有可能の最大ポジションを教えてください。

事前に設定されている制限はありませんが、ポジションがかなり大型の場合、必要証拠金が増加する場合があることにお気をつけください。詳細はCFD必要証拠金をご参照ください。

 

電話によるCFDの取引はできますか?

いいえ。例外的にクロージング注文の処理をお電話にてお引き受けすることはありますが、オープニング注文はお受けしておりません。

 

 

CFDはレバレッジによる損失のリスクが高い複雑な商品です。

62%の個人投資家口座に、IBKR(UK)とのCFD取引による損失が発生しています。

お取引を開始される前に、CFDの機能の仕方および損失の際のリスクをご理解ください。

ESMAルール

欧州証券市場監督局(ESMA)は、2018年8月1日より有効となる一時的な介入策(ESMA Decision)をて発行しました。

これによる規制には以下が含まれます: 1) CFDのポジションを建てるにあたってレバレッジの上限; 2) 口座ごとの証拠金解約; 3) マイナス残高に対する口座ごとの保護; 4) CFD取引へのインセンティブに対する規制; および 5) 標準的なリスク警告。

ESMAによる決定はリテールクライアントのみに適用されます。 特定投資家のお客様への影響はありません。


 

CFDはレバレッジによる損失のリスクが高い複雑な商品です。

62%の個人投資家口座に、IBKR(UK)とのCFD取引による損失が発生しています。

お取引を開始される前に、CFDの機能の仕方および損失の際のリスクをご理解ください。
 

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 Dividend Payments in Lieu ("PIL")

Payment In Lieu of a Dividend (“payment in lieu” or “PIL”) is a term commonly used to describe a cash payment to an account in an amount equivalent to the ordinary dividend. Generally, the amount paid is per share owned. In addition, the dividend in most cases is paid quarterly (i.e., four times per year). The dividend payment is classified as follows: (1) ordinary dividend; and/or (2) payment in lieu of dividend. The former designation is for a payment received directly from the issuer or its paying agent. The latter designation is used when a cash payment is received from other than the issuer or the issuer’s agent.

Payment in lieu of an ordinary dividend may be received when the shares have been bought on margin, or when the account has a subsequent margin loan due to borrowing money to facilitate the payment for additional purchases of shares or as the result of a withdrawal from the margin account. Payment in lieu of a dividend may also be received when shares are owed to the brokerage firm and have not been received by the dividend record date.

To better understand the difference between an ordinary dividend and a payment in lieu, we will explain the steps taken by IB to comply with US regulations. Each business day, the Firm analyzes the positions in each customer account, every borrow, every loan, every pledge of shares for each security held by its customers to determine how many shares are held on margin and the associated margin loan balances. For each security that is fully paid, we are required to segregate those shares in a good control location (for example, a depository or a US bank. See KB1964).  For shares that are held as collateral for a margin loan we are allowed to hypothecate and re-hypothecate shares valued up to 140 percent of the total debit balance in the customer account (See KB1967).

While the guidelines noted above for segregation of securities are clear, there are exceptions that are outside of the Firm's control. For instance, through no fault of its own, IB may have a deficit in segregated shares due to customer activity that changes the Firm’s overall segregation requirement for a security. This may be for a variety of reasons including a delay in receiving shares that have been loaned out to a counterparty after segregation requirements are recalculated and the Firm has issued a stock loan recall, sales of securities by one or more customers that reduce or eliminate margin loans, the deposit of cash by customers that similarly reduce or eliminate margin loans, or a failure of a counterparty to deliver shares for a trade settlement.

Upon issuing a recall of shares loaned, rules permit the borrower of the shares up to 3 business days to return them. The borrower of the shares is required to return them to us when we issue a recall, but if by business day 3 the shares have not been returned, IB may then issue a buy-in notice to begin the process of regaining possession of the shares. An additional 3 business days is generally needed for the purchased shares to settle and be delivered to the firm. Similarly if a counterparty fails to deliver by settlement date, shares to IB to settle a customer purchase, IB can issue a buy-in notice but the purchase of such shares are also subject to trade settlement in 3 days.

To summarize, if by the record date of a dividend certain shares have not been delivered to IB, the Firm will be paid an amount of cash that is equivalent to the dividend amount, but IB will not receive a qualified dividend payment directly from the issuer. In such cases, the Firm will receive PIL and will have no choice but to allocate such payment in lieu to customer accounts. The firm first allocates PIL to those accounts who hold the shares as collateral for a margin loan. If, after PIL is allocated to all shareholders whose accounts are not fully paid, any portion of PIL remains to be paid, it is allocated on a pro-rata basis to each remaining client account.

Account holders should be aware that a PIL may have different tax consequences than an ordinary dividend and should consult a tax advisor to understand such differences and whether they apply to their particular situation.

Exposure Fee Monitoring via Account Window

The Account Window provides the high-level information suitable for monitoring one's account on a real-time basis. This includes key balances such as total equity and cash, the portfolio composition and margin balances for determining compliance with requirements and available buying power.  This window also includes information relating to the most recently assessed exposure fee and a projection of the next fee taking into consideration current positions.

To open the Account Window: 
• From TWS classic workspace, click on the Account icon, or from the Account menu select Account Window (Exhibit 1)
 

Exhibit 1

 

• From TWS Mosaic workspace, click on Account from the menu, and then select Account Window (Exhibit 2)

Exhibit 2

 

After opening the window, scroll down to the Margin Requirements section and click on the + sign in the upper-right hand corner to expand the section.  There, the "Last" and "Estimated Next" exposure fees will be detailed for each of the product classifications to which the fee applies (e.g., Equity, Oil).  Note that the "Last" balance represents the fee as of the date last assessed (note that fees are computed based upon open positions held as of the close of business and assessed shortly thereafter).  The "Estimated Next" balance represents the projected fee as of the current day's close taking into account position activity since the prior calculation (Exhibit 3).

Exhibit 3

 

To set the default view when the section is collapsed, click on the checkbox alongside any line item and those line items will remain displayed at all times.

 

Please see KB2275 for information regarding the use of IB's Risk Navigator for managing and projecting the Exposure Fee and KB2276 for verifying exposure fee through the Order Preview screen.

 

Important Notes

1. The Estimated Next Exposure Fee is a projection based upon readily available information.  As the fee calculation is based upon information (e.g., prices and implied volatility factors) available only after the close, the actual fee may differ from that of the projection.

2. Exposure Fee Monitoring via the Account window is only available for accounts that have been charged an exposure fee in the last 30 days

Order Preview - Check Exposure Fee Impact

IB provides a feature which allows account holders to check what impact, if any, an order will have upon the projected Exposure Fee. The feature is intended to be used prior to submitting the order to provide advance notice as to the fee and allow for changes to be made to the order prior to submission in order to minimize or eliminate the fee.

The feature is enabled by right-clicking on the order line at which point the Order Preview window will open. This window will contain a link titled "Check Exposure Fee Impact" (see red highlighted box in Exhibit I below).

Exhibit I

 

Clicking the link will expand the window and display the Exposure fee, if any, associated with the current positions, the change in the fee were the order to be executed, and the total resultant fee upon order execution (see red highlighted box in Exhibit II below).  These balances are further broken down by the product classification to which the fee applies (e.g. Equity, Oil). Account holders may simply close the window without transmitting the order if the fee impact is determined to be excessive.

Exhibit II

 

Please see KB2275 for information regarding the use of IB's Risk Navigator for managing and projecting the Exposure Fee and KB2344 for monitoring fees through the Account Window

 

Important Notes

1. The Estimated Next Exposure Fee is a projection based upon readily available information.  As the fee calculation is based upon information (e.g., prices and implied volatility factors) available only after the close, the actual fee may differ from that of the projection.

2. The Check Exposure Fee Impact is only available for accounts that have been charged an exposure fee in the last 30 days

Tools Provided to Monitor and Manage Margin

IB provides a variety of tools and information intended to provide account holders with real-time details as to their state of margin compliance so as to avoid forced liquidations. These include the following:

a.      Account Window – The account window is available for real-time account activity monitoring.  This window will display key values that update with every price change in the portfolio.  Included are account balances (cash, Net Liquidation Value, Equity with Loan Value), margin requirements (current, look ahead, overnight and post expiration), and balances available for trading (Available Funds and Excess Equity).
 
b.      Preview Order/Check Margin – Prior to transmitting an order it can be previewed including the impact upon the margin requirement were the order to be executed. Additional information may be found in KB644.
 
c.       Communications – IB will act to send out communications via TWS bulletin and/or email when the margin cushion in an account reaches 10% and a margin deficiency is therefore approaching. Account holders may also create their own margin alerts based upon the margin cushion which, when triggered, may generate email or text message alerts, TWS pop-up messages and flashing rows, and sound alarms.
 
d.      Reports – A Daily Margin Report is made available with Account Management which reflects key margin balances and for portfolio margin accounts, requirements broken down by security class. 
 
In addition, IB provides a Last to Liquidate feature within the TWS Account window that allows customers to specify the positions they would prefer IB liquidate last in the event of a margin deficit. While IB will attempt on a best efforts basis to adhere to such requests, account positions and market conditions may make doing so impractical and IB therefore reserves the right to liquidate in the sequence it deems most optimal.

Trading on margin in an IRA account

IRA accounts, by definition, may not use borrowed funds to purchase securities and must pay for all long stock purchases in full, may not carry short stock positions and may not hold a debit cash balance (in any currency). IRA accounts are eligible to carry futures and option contracts. In addition, IB offers a specific form of IRA account referred to as a “Margin IRA” that allows the account holder to trade with unsettled funds, carry American style option spreads and maintain long balances in multiple currency denominations.

For additional information regarding trading permissions in an IRA account, refer to KB188.
 

How to determine if you are borrowing funds from IBKR

If the aggregate cash balance in a given account is a debit, or negative, then funds are being borrowed and the loan is subject to interest charges. A loan may still exist, however, even if the aggregate cash balance is a credit, or positive, as a result of balance netting or timing differences. The most common examples of this are as follows:

 
1.       Long vs. Short Currency Balances – accounts holders may borrow cash denominated in one currency if it can be secured by a credit balance in another.  Take, for example, a USD base currency account holding a long USD settled cash balance of 10,000, a short EUR settled cash balance of 5,000, with a EUR.USD exchange rate of 1.38:1. Here, for statement reporting and interest computation purposes, the overall cash balance is a USD credit of 3,088 (10,000 – (5,000 * 1.38)). As each currency is subject to a unique funding and reinvestment arrangement, the short balance would be subject to financing costs based upon its benchmark rate and tier. This cost may be offset by any interest earned on the long balance based upon its benchmark rate and tier.
 
2.       Gross Balances by Segment – IBKR’s Universal Account contains multiple sub accounts or segments, each of which holds positions and collateral which, for regulatory and customer protection purposes, may not be commingled. This separation does not allow for netting of balances across segments and a credit in one segment may therefore not offset a debit in another. Take, for example, an IBLLC account holding both securities and commodities positions with the securities segment maintaining a debit cash balance of USD 3,000 and the commodities segment a credit cash balance of USD 8,000. While the account holds an overall net credit balance of USD 5,000, the short balance would be subject to an interest charge which may be partially offset by any interest earned on the long balance.
 
3.       Short Sales – a short sale is a margin transaction in which the account holder is borrowing stock rather than cash. While the proceeds from the short sale are credited to the cash balance of the account, these funds must be posted with the lender of the shares as collateral to secure their return. As a result, and in recognition of the fact that the loan transaction is subject to its own financing terms, the cash collateralizing the loan is excluded for the purpose of determining whether a margin loan exists.
 
As example, consider an account reporting net liquidating equity (all balances in USD) of 9,000 comprised of a credit cash balance of 4,000, long stock valued at 10,000 and short stock valued at 5,000. In order to determine whether funds are being borrowed to finance the long stock position, the 5,000 portion of the cash pledged as collateral to the lender of the shares is deducted from the overall 4,000 cash balance, resulting in a 1,000 debit. This debit is subject to interest charges and the cash underlying the stock borrow either an interest charge in the case of hard to borrow shares or a short stock rebate if the shares are easy to borrow and reinvestment rates sufficiently high.
 
4.       Unsettled Funds - borrowings are determined based upon settled funds and the time frame by which payment is due or received for a given transaction is product specific (e.g., stocks generally settle in 3 business days, spot currencies 2 and derivatives 1). For statement and trading platform purposes, cash balances are reported on a trade date rather than settlement date basis, as if settlement has completed.
 
As a result, an account reporting a credit cash balance may, in fact, still be carrying a margin loan if that balance includes proceeds from the sale of stock purchased with borrowed funds awaiting settlement. Similarly, an account may report a trade date based debit balance, but not yet incurring a margin loan and interest charges, as the trade has not yet settled.
 
For additional information regarding interest calculations, please refer to How Interest is Calculated.

Overview of Margin Methodologies

Introduction

The methodology used to calculate the margin requirement for a given position is largely determined by the following three factors:
 
1.      The product type;
2.      The rules of the exchange on which the product is listed and/or the primary regulator of the carrying broker;
3.      IBKR’s “house” requirements.
 
While a number of methodologies exist, they tend to be categorized into one of two approaches: rules based or risk based.  Rules based methods generally assume uniform margin rates across like products, offer no inter-product offsets and consider derivative instruments in a manner similar to that of their underlying. In this sense, they offer ease of computation but oftentimes make assumptions which, while simple to execute, may overstate or understate the risk of an instrument relative to its historic performance. A common example of a rules based methodology is the U.S. based Reg. T requirement.
 
In contrast, risk based methodologies often seek to apply margin coverage reflective of the product’s past performance, recognize some inter-product offsets and seek to model the non-linear risk of derivative products using mathematical pricing models. These methodologies, while intuitive, involve computations which may not be easily replicable by the client. Moreover, to the extent that their inputs rely upon observed market behavior, may result in requirements that are subject to rapid and sizable fluctuation. Examples of risk based methodologies include TIMS and SPAN.
 
Regardless of whether the methodology is rules or risk based, most brokers will apply “house” margin requirements which serve to increase the statutory, or base, requirement in targeted instances where the broker’s view of exposure is greater than that which would satisfied solely by meeting that base requirement. An overview of the most common risk and rules based methodologies is provided below.
 
Methodology Overview
  
Risk Based
a.      Portfolio Margin (TIMS) – The Theoretical Intermarket Margin System, or TIMS, is a risk based methodology created by the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) which computes the value of the portfolio given a series of hypothetical market scenarios where price changes are assumed and positions revalued. The methodology uses an option pricing model to revalue options and the OCC scenarios are augmented by a number of house scenarios which serve to capture additional risks such as extreme market moves, concentrated positions and shifts in option implied volatilities. In addition, there are certain securities (e.g., Pink Sheet, OTCBB and low cap) for which margin may not be extended. Once the projected portfolio values are determined at each scenario, the one which projects the greatest loss is the margin requirement.
 
Positions to which the TIMS methodology is eligible to be applied include U.S. stocks, ETFs, options, single stock futures and Non U.S. stocks and options which meet the SEC’s ready market test.
 
As this methodology uses a much more complex set of computations than one that is rules based, it tends to more accurately model risk and generally offers greater leverage. Given its ability to offer enhanced leverage and that the requirements fluctuate and may react quickly to changing market conditions, it is intended for sophisticated individuals and requires minimum equity of $110,000 to initiate and $100,000 to maintain. Requirements for stocks under this methodology generally range from 15% to 30% with the more favorable requirement applied to portfolios which contain a highly diversified group of stocks which have historically exhibited low volatility and which tend to employ option hedges.
 
b.       SPAN – Standard Portfolio Analysis of Risk, or SPAN, is a risk-based margin methodology created by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) that is designed for futures and future options.  Similar to TIMS, SPAN determines a margin requirement by calculating the value of the portfolio given a set of hypothetical market scenarios where underlying price changes and option implied volatilities are assumed to change. Again, IBKR will include in these assumptions house scenarios which account for extreme price moves along with the particular impact such moves may have upon deep out-of-the-money options. The scenario which projects the greatest loss becomes the margin requirement. A detailed overview of the SPAN margining system is provided in KB563.
 
Rules Based
a.      Reg. T – The U.S. central bank, the Federal Reserve Board, holds responsibility for maintaining the stability of the financial system and containing systemic risk that may arise in financial markets. It does this, in part, by governing the amount of credit that broker dealers may extend to customers who borrow money to buy securities on margin. 
 
This is accomplished through Regulation T, or Reg. T as it is commonly referred, which provides for establishment of a margin account and which imposes the initial margin requirement and payment rules on certain securities transactions. For example, on stock purchases, Reg. T currently requires an initial margin deposit by the client equal to 50% of the purchase value, allowing the broker to extend credit or finance the remaining 50%. For example, an account holder purchasing $1,000 worth of securities is required to deposit $500 and allowed to borrow $500 to hold those securities.
 
Reg. T only establishes the initial margin requirement and the maintenance requirement, the amount necessary to continue holding the position once initiated, is set by exchange rule (25% for stocks). Reg. T also does not establish margin requirements for securities options as this falls under the jurisdiction of the listing exchange’s rules which are subject to SEC approval.  Options held in a Reg.T account are also subject to a rules based methodology where short positions are treated like a stock equivalent and margin relief is provided for spread transactions. Finally, positions held in a qualifying portfolio margin account are exempt from the requirements of Reg. T. 

 

Where to Learn More

Key margin definitions

Tools provided to monitor and manage margin

Determining buying power

How to determine if you are borrowing funds from IBKR

Why does IBKR calculate and report a margin requirement when I am not borrowing funds?

Trading on margin in an IRA account

What is SMA and how does it work?

Determining Buying Power

Buying power serves as a measurement of the dollar value of securities that one may purchase in a securities account without depositing additional funds. In the case of a cash account where, by definition, securities may not be purchased using funds borrowed from the broker and must be paid for in full, buying power is equal to the amount of settled cash on hand. Here, for example, an account holding $10,000 in cash may purchase up to $10,000 in stock.

In a margin account, buying power is increased through the use of leverage provided by the broker using cash as well as the value of stocks already held in the account as collateral. The amount of leverage depends upon whether the account is approved for Reg. T margin or Portfolio Margin. Here, a Reg. T account holding $10,000 in cash may purchase and hold overnight $20,000 in securities as Reg. T imposes an initial margin requirement of 50%, which translates to buying power of 2:1 (i.e., 1/.50). Similarly, a Reg. T account holding $10,000 in cash may purchase and hold on an intra-day basis $40,000 in securities given IB’s default intra-day maintenance margin requirement of 25%, which translates to buying power of 4:1 (i.e., 1/.25).

In the case of a Portfolio Margin account, greater leverage is available although, as the name suggests, the amount is highly dependent upon the make-up of the portfolio. Here, the requirement on individual stocks (initial = maintenance) generally ranges from 15% - 30%, translating to buying power of between 6.67 – 3.33:1. As the margin rate under this methodology can change daily as it considers risk factors such as the observed volatility of each stock and concentration, portfolios comprised of low-volatility stocks and which are diversified in nature tend to receive the most favorable margin treatment (e.g., higher buying power).

In addition to the cash examples above, buying power may be provided to securities held in the margin account, with the leverage dependent upon the loan value of the securities and the amount of funds, if any, borrowed to purchase them. Take, for example, an account which holds $10,000 in securities which are fully paid (i.e., no margin loan). Using the Reg. T initial margin requirement of 50%, these securities would have a loan value of $5,000 (= $10,000 * (1 - 0.50)) which, using that same initial requirement providing buying power of 2:1, could be applied to purchase and hold overnight an additional $10,000 of securities. Similarly, an account holding $10,000 in securities and a $1,000 margin loan (i.e., net liquidating equity of $9,000), has a remaining equity loan value of $4,000 which could be applied to purchase and hold overnight an additional $8,000 of securities. The same principles would hold true in a Portfolio Margin account, albeit with a potentially different level of buying power.

Finally, while the concept of buying power applies to the purchase of assets such as stocks, bonds, funds and forex, it does not translate in the same manner to derivatives. Most securities derivatives (e.g., short options and single stock futures) are not assets but rather contingent liabilities and long options, while an asset, are short-term in nature, considered a wasting asset and therefore generally have no loan value. The margin requirement on short options, therefore, is not based upon a percentage of the option premium value, but rather determined on the underlying stock as if the option were assigned (under Reg. T) or by estimating the cost to repurchase the option given adverse market changes (under Portfolio Margining).

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