Cash settled options day trading

Discussion in 'Options' started by Thomas Paine, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Hey guys,

    I am planning on opening a cash account on options house. I did a whole bunch of research on day-trading, etc. So from what I understand, I can day-trade options as much as I want, assuming I have the cash on hand and I can only buy calls or puts.

    So for example if on Monday I have 2,000 in my cash account and want to open a call position in XYZ stock and spend $1,000 on the transaction, closing the position on Monday. Now then I have to wait until the end of the day Tuesday (because options are T+1 settled), until have the access to that money again.

    Is my logic correct?

  2. Bry


    Yes, correct, and you need $25k for day trading.