Can someone explain the new SEC Margin Rules ??

Discussion in 'Trading' started by ctarmor-et, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. I read somewhere that the margin rules were changed.

    For example, If you go long on an equity and you buy protective puts the margin requirment is no longer 50%. Now it supposed to be the put premium ?

    Is anywhere familiar with the new rules and explain them in plain english ?