Have you ever wondered which of your positions are tying up your portfolio? The Capital Requirement feature quickly details the capital requirement of all your open positions.  


Desktop Platform

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. Additionally, you can add a Capital Requirement column in your Positions tab. To learn how to add columns to your positions tab, please click here.

Example of Capital Requirement column in the Positions tab

Location of Capital Requirement report

Column Definitions

The Capital Requirement Report lists the Buying Power Effect, the Initial (Margin) Requirement, and the Maintenance Requirement 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.

Initial Requirement

Margin requirement used in the buying power calculation.

Maintenance (Requirement)

Buying power needed 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 serve as a reference to what the capital requirement would be 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, then you can view other accounts through the drop-down menu located at the top left-hand corner of the Capital Requirement Report window. Lastly, at this time, cap req data cannot be exported.

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.

Mobile 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 icon when and add Cap Req.