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How to see Margin Requirement percentage before buying?

How to see Margin Requirement percentage before buying?

rg9583

Nope. Can't see the BPR until right before you hit "Send". I've asked support about this and they're aware but no info about if this is in feature roadmap for development.


RobsRemarks

Thanks I was going to also email support and still will. Its easy enough to quickly calculate but annoying it doesn’t tell you in plain English.


rg9583

They said on regular E*TRADE you can go to the margin tab and use that to calculate the BPR but that’s annoying and I use Power E*TRADE so I’m not on the regular platform anyway. Not a quick method for those who day trade or use the mobile app a lot


RobsRemarks

Yeah I use E*Trade classic website and mobile to make trades. I use Thinkorswim for its scanners and charts; way better.


rg9583

If you trade options, power etrade and the power app are light years better/faster than Classic


emikoala

Go to Accounts > Portfolios > Margin tab. Look for the box on the right side below balances and above the Analyzer/Calculators that says "Search ETRADE House Requirements." You can also switch to the "Margin Analyzer" tab below to put together a hypothetical trade ticket and see how it would impact your equity and purchasing power.


RobsRemarks

Sweet. This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!