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Is it possible to buy and sell for the same amount of value at the same bar with no cash in account?
seedds last edited by
Say I have 0 cash in my account, and I would like to buy A stock for 100 and sell B stock for 100 at the next bar. Only the sell order will be executed, and the buy order status will be 'Margin' and I will end up with 100 cash sitting in my account at the end of the next bar.
I have to create additional bars to get both the sell and buy orders executed.
Is there any other way to solve this?
ab_trader last edited by
Yes, first sell order will be executed, then buy order. You should be confident that you are selling and buying stocks with the same value.
Yes. do as @ab_trader points out. You cannot buy if you haven't got any cash. You need to sell first to inject cash into your account.