Hi, I am relitavely new to options trading. I had a few questions I wanted to ask, hope someone can help me. Now I have a Ameritrade account, I recently upgraded it to allow options trading. It says you can write covered calls and purchase options without a margin account. I don't have a margin account currently. Now here is my question. I want to buy calls/puts and sell them to make profit. Will my account able to do this? It says I can't create spreads, and write uncovered options with cash accounts. Please let me know. Thanks.