According to the garbage known as the pattern day trader rule, how are calendar spreads treated? Is simply opening a single calendar spread automatically counted toward the 3 day trades in 5 days allowance? How are closing orders treated? What would happen in the following scenario: Day 1- you open a single put calendar spread of 6 contracts. Day 2- you close half your original calendar spread by selling to close 3 contracts. At the same time you open a new calendar spread at different strikes than the original. How many "day trades" have you executed? Since I'm a stupid little baby that can't be trusted to decide what risks I want to take with my OWN HARD EARNED MONEY, I need to know exactly how much mess I can spill on my bib before the fascist big brother American government tells me I've been a bad boy and need to go sit with my nose in the corner and not trade for several days.