What margin for this position?

Discussion in 'Options' started by Twinsen, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Twinsen

    Twinsen

    Hello,

    Please see the screenshot attached.

    What would be the margin requirement in this case for backspread straddle?

    Red arrows mean sold 10 contracts and green arrows mean bought 20 contracts. Both short legs are in the money.

    $500 or $1000 margin?
     
  2. Twinsen

    Twinsen

    Screen is here.
     
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  3. different brokers have different margin requirements.

    ask your broker.

    your question is similar to asking what gas mileage does my car get.
     
  4. Twinsen

    Twinsen

    Interactive Brokers
     
  5. What is maximum loss for this position?
     
  6. Twinsen

    Twinsen

    This platform says 500. But IB maybe can req. more margin.