Are you trying to determine which positions are tying your portfolio's buying power? Well, look no further than the Capital Requirement Report window that details the capital requirement (Cap Req) of all your open positions.
You can view the capital requirements of your open positions in two different ways. You can view the capital requirements of your open positions as a column in the Positions tab or within the standalone Cap Req report, where you can view expanded details of each position.
Capital Requirement column in the Positions tab
You can view the capital requirement of each open position in the Positions tab by adding the Capital Requirement column. To learn how to add columns to your positions tab, please click here.
Example of the Cap Req column displayed in the Positions tab on the desktop trading platform.
Cap Req report location in the Positions tab
To access your portfolio’s Capital Requirement report, clicking the CAP REQ icon, located at the top right-hand corner of the Positions tab window within the desktop platform. Your portfolio’s Capital Requirement report will appear in its own window.
Location of the Cap Req report in the Positions tab.
Cap Req Column Definitions
The Capital Requirement Report lists Buying Power Effect, Buying Power (BP) Usage %, Initial (Margin) Requirement, and Maintenance Requirements for all of your portfolio’s open positions. The definition of each column is below:
Buying Power Effect
Buying power returned after closing the position or strategy.
Buying Power (BP) Usage %
Displays the percentage of your portfolio's buying power in a particular position (Buying Power Effect/Net Liq).
Margin requirement used in the buying power calculation.
Buying power required to maintain the position without generating a maintenance margin call.
Reg T (PM Accounts Only)
The Reg T column will only appear for Portfolio Margin (PM) accounts. Reg T stands for Regulation T and is just a fancy technical term used for standard margin accounts. The numbers listed in this column refer to the capital requirement if the account did not have PM.
The Cap Req Report is organized by Symbol → Strategy → Position. Clicking the blue triangle next to each symbol will expand and display each symbol’s strategy and position. If you have more than one account, you can view other accounts through the drop-down menu at the top left-hand corner of the Capital Requirement Report window.
Example of the Capital Requirement Report on the desktop platform.
Web Browser Platform
The Cap Req Report can be found in the right-hand sidebar of the web browser platform. Once the sidebar is displayed, click the Cap Req iconto view the capital requirements of all open positions.
Location of the Cap Req Report in the web browser platform.
The Cap Req Report in the mobile platform is displayed as a column in the Positions tab, as illustrated below. To add the Capital Requirement column to your Positions tab, tap the column to add additional columns.
Example of the Cap Req column displayed in the Positions tab.