Brokers and Margin Calls

Is there any broker that will only close SOME of your open positions when you hit the margin call point (as opposed to ALL of your open positions as many brokers seem to do)?


Different brokers have different margin call policies.

Some liquidate ALL your positions at once, while others are more selective and will liquidate your positions based on when it was opened.

For example, FIFO (first in first out), the broker will liquidate your trades beginning with the first one until the margin is covered.

Another example LIFO (last in, first out). the broker will liquidate your trades starting from the newest one opened.

There are others so just make sure you check with your broker as each usually as their own type of margin call concoction.