Back testing equity & IB Account parameters

The #noob asks: What is the parameter name in the Trader Workstation account page that aligns with the equity value used during back testing when calculating available funds?

Likely choices are 'net liquidation value', 'cash', 'current available funds', 'current excess liquidity', 'buying power'.

Equity aligns with Net Liquidation value, but available funds funds in AB are equal to cash since the simulation is done using a cash account model. (in IB this is also Cash for a cash account)

If you're trying to simulate a margin account model, then total equity would be used to calculate available funds, but this is not the way the backtester works.

You can check this previous topic about the same subject:

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