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Portfolio Margining

Lower margin requirements and increased buying power for Portfolio Margin accounts.

Portfolio Margin accounts are now available for active option traders! Portfolio Margin accounts use a risk based approach to calculate margin requirements for options trading potentially increasing buying power and lowering margin requirements for specific option strategies. This type of margin will allow customers even more leverage in their tradeMONSTER accounts.

Questions About Portfolio Margining?

Portfolio Margin Requirements

tradeMONSTER will offer Portfolio Margin accounts to customers who have a
minimum balance of $300,000 and submit an application for approval. Once approved,
customers will have access to lower margin requirements and increased buying power
as well as all of the other powerful trading tools free of charge on the tradeMONSTER site. Portfolio Margin may help benefit your trading!

Examples of How Portfolio Margin May Benefit Your Trading:

  • Short Stock

    Short Stock Strategy

    Assumes short 1000 shares

    of stock at $180

  • Naked Call

    Naked Call Strategy

    Assumes short 10 100 calls

    with stock at $103

  • Short Calendar Spread

    Short Calendar Strategy

    Assumes short 10 calendars at

    the 29 strike with stock at $28

  • Short Iron Condor

    Short Iron Condor Strategy

    Assumes short 10 625/630/640/

    645 condors with stock at $628

  • Short Strangle

    Short Strangle Strategy

    Assumes short 10 20/22.5

    strangles with stock at $19.50

The charts above are for illustration purposes only. Strategy examples were calculated using the basic listed assumptions.

Ready to Apply for Portfolio Margining? Follow These Steps to Get Started:

  1. 1

    Email us at or call us directly at 1-877-598-3190 stating you would like to apply for Portfolio Margining.

  2. 2

    tradeMONSTER Customer Service will send you a Portfolio Margin application as well as a short Portfolio Margin quiz.

  3. 3

    Fill out the application and the quiz and send them back to us via:

    1. Fax: 1-312-284-4775
    2. Mail: OM Securities Attention: New Accounts, 10 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2050 Chicago Illinois, 60606
    3. Scan and Email:
  4. 4

    Begin trading using your new Portfolio Margin Account!

Questions About Portfolio Margining? Read our Portfolio Margin FAQ's Open An Account Button