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TradeStation options trading accounts have the same minimum account requirements as our stock & ETF accounts. For complete details please review our stock & ETF account requirements.
100% of the option proceeds + (20% of the Underlying Market Value) - (OTM Value)
100% of the option proceeds + (10% of the Underlying Market Value)
100% of the option proceeds + ($100/contract)
Market value of the option + (20% of the Underlying Market Value) - (OTM Value)
Market value of the option + (10% of the Underlying Market Value)
Market value of the option + ($100/contract)
100% of the option proceeds + (10% of the Strike Price x Multiplier x Contracts)
Market value of the option + (10% of the Strike Price x Multiplier x Contracts))
Requirement Naked Calls
Requirement Naked Puts
Requirement Bear (Credit) Call Spread
Requirement Bull (Credit) Put Spread
Bear (Credit) Call Spread
Bull (Credit) Put Spread
Requirement to place the trade.
Requirement to maintain the position overnight.
OTM = Out-of-the-money.
ITM = In-the-money. ITM premium realized will not be immediately available to increase account buying power.
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Each leg of a multi-leg spread incurs a commission and bid/ask cost that can be significant. A $14.95 fee applies for options exercises or assignments. There is a $1.50 per contract with a $5.95 minimum fee for premature exercise or assignment. There is an Options Regulatory Fee of $0.0431 per contract ($0.05 minimum) applicable to all options transactions. A $1 cancellation fee may apply. These costs will affect the profitability of all stock and options trades and should be considered prior to making any trade.
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Past performance, whether actual or indicated by historical tests of strategies, is no guarantee of future performance or success. There is a possibility that you may sustain a loss equal to or greater than your entire investment regardless of which asset class you trade (equities, options or futures); therefore, you should not invest or risk money that you cannot afford to lose. Options trading is not suitable for all investors. Your account application to trade options will be considered and approved or disapproved based on all relevant factors, including your trading experience. View the document titled Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Before trading any asset class, customers must read the relevant risk disclosure statements on our Other Information page. System access and trade placement and execution may be delayed or fail due to market volatility and volume, quote delays, system and software errors, Internet traffic, outages and other factors.
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