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Short Cash question

  • As far as I understand there are two options on how to handle cash when shorting stocks: .set_shortcash() False and True, where one adds the cash received from shorting and the other subtracts it. Isn't the real word behaviour of retail brokers such as IBKR to lock in the cash to the position? So when I open a short position on IBKR cash is neither added nor subtracted but maintenance margin is raised ? Would it be possible to add a third option to introduce this behaviour?

  • shortcash=False should give you appropriate results.

    There is no development going on.

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