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Selling Options on Futures?

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TY or US

What is the general consensus here? What are the advantages and disadvantages of trading one or the other?

Sorry for posting such a newbie question.

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What is the general consensus here? What are the advantages and disadvantages of trading one or the other?

Sorry for posting such a newbie question.

They are highly correlated. I look for the best ROI, whether it be in US or TY.

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So if the margin in the trade calculator is incorrect in OX then the margin in your account balances must also be incorrect. I don't see a difference between them.

Correct.

I ignore their margin and use my own calculated with SPAN and allowing for their increased margin on some commodities.

As stated in the emails I received from OX, they will overule the computer limiting trading. BUT you have to talk to the right person or else you will get the run around from them.

But most of the time I am not close enough to a margin call for this to be a problem.

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MARGIN NIGHTMARES!

Ron, This is freaking me out. I can't believe that for the last few years I have been trading believing the marging requirement listed in the OX account balances and trade calculator. THIS HAS TO BE A SERIOUS IF NOT FRAUDUALENT and MISLEADING ACT ON THEIR BEHALF. Or it certainly would be in Australia.

Ron would you please do me a big favour and let me know what the margin should be on the following CL strangle please.

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Ron, This is freaking me out. I can't believe that for the last few years I have been trading believing the marging requirement listed in the OX account balances and trade calculator. THIS HAS TO BE A SERIOUS IF NOT FRAUDUALENT and MISLEADING ACT ON THEIR BEHALF. Or it certainly would be in Australia.

Ron would you please do me a big favour and let me know what the margin should be on the following CL strangle please.

Ron has previously mentioned a workaround for this.

If you subtract the Tradecalc margin value for one spread from the Tradecalc value for two spreads this will give the real value per spread. So in this case $1,367.52 - $1,112.76 = $254.76 per spread. So that would be $25,334.00 for the 100 spreads in your example.

I make that about 5% ROI per month.

HTH

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Actually $25,476 for 100.

Also the Profit/Loss column in the top right is wrong. The decimal point is off two places to the right.


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Interesting how the monthly ROI% for a CLg4 p70 c125 strangle is better than the ROI for a CLg4 p75 c125 strangle.

5.3% vs 4.7%.

Lower risk on put and better ROI.

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Interesting how the monthly ROI% for a CLg4 p70 c125 strangle is better than the ROI for a CLg4 p75 c125 strangle.

5.3% vs 4.7%.

Lower risk on put and better ROI.


When you enter these orders, do you leg in, or enter it as one order? I've tried a couple of times as one order, and find it really tough to get a fill (this was in Gold, though). Seems like legging in would be easier, although maybe it is because I'd end up giving up a bit on the price.

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Size of losses.


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It would be (SPAN Margin +loss in position) approaches 3 * IM .

500 IM times 3 = 1500.

This seems like a very workable exit strategy. The only question I have is that with this exit the loss that might be taken seems to be fairly large compared to the max gain that could be made for the position. Is this exit strategy positioned to increase the probability that the position will result in success? Is this the best choice of
"wiggle room "to allow the underlying to move and result in the higher probability of gain?

thanks again HH.

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When you enter these orders, do you leg in, or enter it as one order? I've tried a couple of times as one order, and find it really tough to get a fill (this was in Gold, though). Seems like legging in would be easier, although maybe it is because I'd end up giving up a bit on the price.

I don't think I have ever did a strangle as one order. Always have legged in. I am too far OTM to get decent bids for a strangle.

Also I tend to put on puts on down days and then put on calls on up days.

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