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Selling Options on Futures?

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Looking at the Open Interest in March/April I don't see much of anything at the .6 and .15 deltas. To get anything decent you'd have to get down to 85 days out and that gets risky. Wonder what's going on. Thoughts?

In ES I wouldn't worry about it. There are always hundreds of bids and offers for every strike.

Actually that might be a plus because if you need to get out you are the only one of a few getting out. There aren't a bunch of other traders trying to do the same thing you are trying to do.

Now in other commodities that don't have such strong market makers, that is a concern.

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Thanks. I'm pretty blown away by the way 2016 has started...it's certainly exciting and that's not really a good thing . Wondering where things will go...the consensus from all my reading says the floor is between 1850-1900..but who knows.


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ron99, what brokers do you use? What do you think about using Interactive Brokers for this method? Thanks

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ron99, what brokers do you use? What do you think about using Interactive Brokers for this method? Thanks

My broker is under my name on the left.

Our opinion of IB is in the thread. Do a thread search.

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My broker is under my name on the left.

Our opinion of IB is in the thread. Do a thread search.

OH - OptionsHouse? Many thanks

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Little surprised ES Vol hasn't spiked more.
5 mins before China opens with no circuit breakers and the F ATM Straddle is 25.5% which is high but not that high.

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OH - OptionsHouse? Many thanks



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HE margin

Hi,
would somebody to help me to check the right margin for such position:
HEJ6 C66 -3
HEG6 C60 +3
HEG6 C61 -3
HEG6 C66 +3

Gain statement and Zaner platform calculator shows 2438,57$ (SPAN shows = 1752$)

Thanks.

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uuu1965 View Post
Hi,
would somebody to help me to check the right margin for such position:
HEJ6 C66 -3
HEG6 C60 +3
HEG6 C61 -3
HEG6 C66 +3

Gain statement and Zaner platform calculator shows 2438,57$ (SPAN shows = 1752$)

Thanks.

I can only check the information sources where your information is from.

Suggest to ask your broker.

Best regards, Myrrdin

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Hi,
would somebody to help me to check the right margin for such position:
HEJ6 C66 -3
HEG6 C60 +3
HEG6 C61 -3
HEG6 C66 +3

Gain statement and Zaner platform calculator shows 2438,57$ (SPAN shows = 1752$)

Thanks.

I get 2439 using CME's PC-SPAN and files from 1/7/16. I get 1752 using the XLS-SPAN. Ask this same question in the PC-SPAN thread. Maybe Dudetooth will know the answer.


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