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I attach the zip file

Thanks

@tinaturner,

I think the version you have is slightly outdated ... try this one XLS-SPAN v.05d that was added 7/6/18 with a minor fix for downloading from CME after they restructured their archives.

I've tried to make sure that the most recent version is always on the first page in the Quick Summary Post.

Let me know if that doesn't work for you.

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@tinaturner,

I think the version you have is slightly outdated ... try this one XLS-SPAN v.05d that was added 7/6/18 with a minor fix for downloading from CME after they restructured their archives.

I've tried to make sure that the most recent version is always on the first page in the Quick Summary Post.

Let me know if that doesn't work for you.

It's ok. Works fine.

Thanks

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Live/Intraday SPAN


Hey everyone,

I am new to this thread and there is a lot to read, so apologies in advance if this question has already been asked and/or answered.

I use PC-SPAN for margin requirements on a portfolio of S&P 500 futures options. I am trying to create and intraday/live SPAN model in order to see how putting on a new option spread position would affect my margin requirement. For example, if I am short the 2DG9C 2780 and add a 1x4 call spread at let's say 2730/2750 and the current ESH9 futures is trading at 2680 what would be my margin and how would this new trade affect my current margin requirement.

I am not sure if this is doable, but I would have a live futures price feeding into the model and need to know what the margin impact would be on my current portfolio when I add a new trade.

PS. I am only trading options on the S&P 500 futures currently

Thanks,
Scott

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I trade NG and CL futures spreads I have a spreadsheet that I enter my positions into. I then run a macro that creates a position file with my position in it combined with about 100 other scenario's/new possible position. I then load that position file into span, run the margin calculations and then I can see what the effect of each scenario would be on my margin position.

I don't trade S&P options. Doing this calculation for options is a lot more complicated as the margin changes every day, which isn't the case with futures.

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Technically, I could be possible, but to get the most accurate intraday calculations you would need to use the intraday risk files created by CME. Right now PC-SPAN is using the previous day's risk files and is not coded to download or use the intraday risk files. In most cases there may not be much of a difference, but on days where there are spikes your calculations could be off by quite a bit.

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