Problem with BP

why my BP is reduced when I sell stock in a short? should increase the size of the sold position.

My system is based on the simultaneous buy / sell of stocks, but due to the fact that BP is reduced, I can not realize it. How to solve this problem?

Hi Vladimir,

When you sell short the broker will require you to post an amount of margin. I presume C2 takes account of this and therefore reduces your buying power accordingly.


What is "BP? First, I thought "British Pound" or a particular stock (BP). But of course, I also thought "your Blood Pressure is reduced" lol…

BP-buy power

Ha ha yes, I prefer Blood Pressure… but in that case BP should increase when you sell short :wink: