Hello! Can anyone please help me. Here is a point. I trade ES for a few years, and somehow delevop a very easy strategy. For example, we are in the middle of the current trading week. My simple strategy "alrarms" me that 20-40pts movement incming in near 24hours. But there is almost impossible to predisct the way of that movement. So, what do i do: sell 20ES cars on one account, and buy 20ES cars on another account. Both position have 10pts stop + 30pts take-profit. (Please, i dont want to discuss whats the point of that strategy, or how risky it is). All i want to know: is there any posible way to involve "straddle strategy" onto that ? I mean, is it a possible way, to just buy a straddle options (instead of buy\sell ES contracts on different accounts), or the overall margin requirements are to hich for such options, to make any profit even from a 30pts ES movement (in 1-2days). Atm my strategy (from a finansial point of view) looks liek that: (for 20 contracts on each account) 1)10.000USD loss on one account. 2)20k\30k USD profit on another account. so, my loss is exacltly 500USD\per contract on that account which catch a stop-loss. Again, the main point of the strategy is that i do know exact time when the panic movement will begun on market, but sometimes its kinda hard to predisct the way of that 20-40pts movement. So, im a total newbie in options (i only know the basic terms how they work), but i dont know the margin\premium requirements. So, its kinda hard for me, to calculate, whenever it will be more\less easy to trade such strategy of "20-40pts movement) with the way of buyin options straddle, or for a such short movement, its not worth the margin\premium. Anyone can give me some calculations please?