IB Hikes Margins Again, This Time On Super-MOMO Stocks

Wondering why the highest of high-beta muppetry stocks are not screaming higher with the market? Confused why these high-flyers that CNBC promoted all day as time for a bounce are actually below their opening levels? Wonder no more: Interactive Brokers just hiked the margins on the following Super-MoMo stocks once again (following a first hike on Monday and once again yesterday) and as we hope everyone understands by now, its all about the leverage.

Outlined below is a list of securities which IB has placed subject to a house maintenance margin requirement equal to the greater of 35% or existing (if higher) effective as of the October 11, 2013 U.S. open. Please note that these securities remain under elevated risk review and subject to further increases over the upcoming days.

Symbol     Name
169       WANDA COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
566       HANERGY SOLAR GROUP LTD
1808     HASEKO CORP
3765     GUNGHO ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT
3888     KINGSOFT CORP LTD
4321     KENEDIX, INC
4974     TAKARA BIO INC
7004     HITACHI ZOSEN CORP
7774     JAPAN TISSUE ENGINEERING CO
 AAMC    ALTISOURCE ASSET MANAGEMENT
 ACAD    ACADIA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
 AEGR    AEGERION PHARMACEUTICALS INC
 BSL      BLUESCOPE STEEL LTD
 CLDX    CELLDEX THERAPEUTICS INC
 CSIQ     CANADIAN SOLAR INC
 FB       FACEBOOK INC
 FNM     FANNIE MAE
 HIMX     HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES INC
 LIN      LIN MEDIA LLC
 MTG     MGIC INVESTMENT CORP
 MU      MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC
 NFLX    NETFLIX INC
 NQ       NQ MOBILE INC
 OCDO   OCADO GROUP PLC
 RAD     RITE AID CORP
 SCTY    SOLARCITY CORP
 SHLD    SEARS HOLDINGS CORP
 SPWR    SUNPOWER CORP
 TCG     THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC
 TCG     THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC
 TL0      TESLA MOTORS INC
 TSLA    TESLA MOTORS INC
 VIPS     VIPSHOP HOLDINGS LTD
 VWS     VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
 WLH     WILLIAM LYON HOMES
 YELP    YELP INC
QIHU     QIHOO 360 TECHNOLOGY CO
SFUN     SOUFUN HOLDINGS LTD
SRPT      SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS INC

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