Options selling on futures markets

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Old Dec 19, 2017, 8:30am   #9
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I am add two statements screens for the last quarter one of my clients.

I am use Straits Finance and also I have a contract with them like FIB. Interactive Brokers are good broker, I am use him for trading stocks, but for options trading, in particular for selling options, he isn't good. Because options selling is margin trading. A lot of brokers use SPAN margin and it's good, but IB added Home Premium to margin for reduce their own risks. Thus the margin becomes very large.

If you have another questions I'm glad to answer on them.
What are the commissions at Straits? Minimum requirements to open account?

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Old Dec 19, 2017, 10:27am   #10
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russian_trader started this thread As I have a contract with them, I have spetial condition for trading. If you want to open account through me, you'll have $10 per round, and $10.000 minimum amount of account.

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Old Dec 24, 2017, 12:10pm   #11
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Russian_trader,

Thanks for the reply. I have about 20 years of straight options experience, but am new to trading options on futures. Although the mechanics are the same, there are some very important differences. One of which is that the margin requirements on naked futures options is much better than the margin on naked equity options. The second is that commodities (which is what I am hoping to get into, oil, gold, sugar) are much more range-bound than the equity markets due to the their very nature, and the lack of a dividend. Thirdly, I like the diversification which commodities would provide - currently I am almost totally equity bound, and this needs to change.
I have recently started looking at selling a iron butterfly spread on GC.
I'm happy to chat further by email with actual trade ideas and results.
(Facebook not an option, as I'm one of the 28 people left on the earth who aren't on Facebook.)
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Old Dec 25, 2017, 5:40pm   #12
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russian_trader started this thread I'm ready to discuss the markets, but not through email. I suggest skype, whats up or telegram for this goal.
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Old Jan 3, 2018, 12:55pm   #13
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russian_trader started this thread I suggest fix oil position with smal profit. I fixed it in previous year, but forgot write here.
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