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Are margins for shorting options available anywhere on the web? Right now I have to ask someone to rundown the price of an individual option when a customer asks. I would be great if there were page that a list of all margins for all strikes (puts and calls)

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Are margins for shorting options available anywhere on the web? Right now I have to ask someone to rundown the price of an individual option when a customer asks. I would be great if there were page that a list of all margins for all strikes (puts and calls)

Each software that allows selling options should be able to give you this information. At least each software I ever worked with.

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It's been a while since I have placed a short option order myself through a trading platform but the one I used was never right for some reason. I don't know if my clearing house padded the requirement or if the trading platform didn't report it correctly. Either way I would like to find a source to look these up myself on the web.

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S5 Trading's platform has options margin requirements. You can get a free demo of their platform for a 2 week period. However, they charge much more margin for short options than what their platform says. I opened an account with them with $4K and was limited to one short option regardless of its margin requirement.

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On IB - TWS, after you select your strike in the Option Chain you go to the Order Entry window, press Advanced and "Margin/Performance".
This way I found out that buying options required much less margin than selling options.

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I took at the Zaner360 Demo available for a 2 week free trial with DeCarly, it has options margin requirements just like S5 Trader.

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Are margins for shorting options available anywhere on the web? Right now I have to ask someone to rundown the price of an individual option when a customer asks. I would be great if there were page that a list of all margins for all strikes (puts and calls)

Download PC SPAN from CME and easily calculate it yourself
https://www.cmegroup.com/clearing/risk-management/span-overview.html

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