Earnings Releases can result in large favorable moves in a stock's price; they can also result in a significant negative move in a stock price often without any opportunity to exit the trade as it moves against you. We may double margin requirements on specific stocks prior to these releases. This is a preventative measure so that traders will not fall to a negative equity.
For more information on individual equity margin requirement rates, please visit our Trading Conditions page.
For more information on how to calculate margin requirements, please visit the Individual Equities Margin Calculation section of the above Trading Conditions page.