Newbie Question about IB Margin

Discussion in 'Options' started by JS11374, Oct 27, 2001.

  1. JS11374

    JS11374

    I'm about to start trading options with IB. However, I'm having problems understanding their margin rules regarding spreads. Say, I'm want a position:

    Long Dec 92 Call at 14
    Short Dec 80 Put at 5.6

    Aside from the difference in the prices, how would would I need as margin requirement? Could someone show me how to calculate this? Thanks.
     
  2. def

    def Interactive Brokers

  3. kenstl

    kenstl

    ...is that a test question? :D
     
  4. JS11374

    JS11374

    What test are you talking about?
     
  5. kenstl

    kenstl

    uhh...the IB test??? didn't you say you were about to start trading options with IB???

    (it was a joke)