Comment on Basics on Options Shorting/Writing

Nithin Kamath commented on 20 Jul 2016, 10:39 PM

I am guessing you had other positions open in your account. Exchanges block margin on portfolio once a position is taken. So if you were shorting puts and you were say short futures, that is lesser portfolio risk and hence margin required for both positions would reduce. You can use our SPAN calculator to check margin benefits.

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