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Do I need a margin account on IB in order to qualify as a live futures account?

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[2023-10-16 13:13:11]
NealCaffrey - Posts: 1
Best team,

I am looking at package 11 to use footprint charts and want to use Interactive Brokers as my live futures account to save on the data costs.
I currently have a cash account with them so I actually can't trade/execute on futures.
Does that detail matter or is the fact that I am registered and verified through them enough to qualify as having a non-professional futures account?

Thanks in advance,

N.C.
Date Time Of Last Edit: 2023-10-16 13:20:39
[2023-10-17 17:39:15]
Sierra_Chart Engineering - Posts: 12922
It should not matter. But you need to connect Sierra Chart to your Interactive Brokers account. Go through the instructions here and make sure that works:
Interactive Brokers Trading Service: Setup Instructions
Sierra Chart Support - Engineering Level

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