Topic: In light of the potential market volatility associated with the United States presidential election
Posted by Margin Call
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In light of the potential market volatility associated with the upcoming United States presidential election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, there will be a temporary change in Soft Edge Margining that will be effective for trade date Monday, October 26, 2020.

An account becomes subject to automated liquidation once the account's equity falls below the minimum margin requirement of the portfolio. However, to allow clients the ability to manage risk prior to a liquidation IBKR calculates Soft Edge Margin (SEM) during the trading day and will generally allow a client to manage risk, without automated liquidations, where the margin deficiency is



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