can we leverage the trades during equity simulation?
Author: wbzhang
Creation Date: 1/9/2012 10:59 AM
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Now in WealthLab, if I have $100 on my paper account, I only can long as much as $100, and short as much as $100. Can I leverage trades?

1) for example, we have $100 in account, can I simply long more than $100, or short more than $100 during backtesting?

2) If 1) is not possible, I know for short trades usually we dont need full amount for margins or collateral. We only need a portion of it, and even we can use stocks (the long part) as collateral. Is that possible, and how to implement it during backtesting?

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Have you checked out Margin Factor?