Hi, MP friends!
I’m hoping this community can help me out with questions regarding IBKR.
I started by wiring 10600 chf to my cash account. Once its cleared, on Aug 10, I converted CHF to USD directly on the IBKR app. And in the same session, I used it to buy 109 units of VT. Now I have 1 chf and 18 usd left on the cash balance. Trade reports show my two orders were settled on Aug 12.
I’m aware that I paid 2.30 chf fee for converting and 1 usd for buying VT.
Now my unrealized profits show: 73 but on the main portfolio page for 7D, it says I’m -24 and I’ve been observing the exLiq and buy power: the number keeps decreasing. For example, from 18.26 to 18.10 on Aug 13.
I’m confused as I’m new to IBKR. Is the number fluctuating normal because of USD securities with CHF as base currency? Or am I being charged for something? Like negative interest? Can someone explain whether I have to worry about these decreasing numbers? Do I have to transfer more chf to the account because I only have 1 chf left and they may liquidate my positions? Thank you so much.