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Writing options on futures in the TWS

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Dortmund + Germany
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: TradeStation
Trading: Crude CL
 
Posts: 6 since Sep 2017
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Hello,

I would like to write options on futures as underlyings (covered calls and covered puts).

At the moment I would test this in the TWS-paper-trading-mode

But first, I am not sure about the procedure in the TWS to initiate such an order.

Is it sufficient to open a covered call by buying the futures contract, and then selling the associated call?

Or is a more complex order entry needed?

I watched this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTG85fYq7FU,
and it works on stocks, but when trying this with futures options, it lacks for example the "Buy Write"-button in the strategy selection...


best regards
Gonzo

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