Margins are required to ensure that you can meet your potential obligation in the event of an adverse market movement.
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Margins are only payable by option writers, whereas option buyers do not need to pay for margins. Margins are determined by ASX Clear who calculate the requirements on a daily basis. The margin calculation is performed on all the written positions in your ASX Options portfolio, and the amount payable is the net amount on all positions.
It is important that you monitor your margin requirements, as they vary daily and must be covered at all times.
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Please be aware that CommSec conducts daily stress tests on short positions which may result in your collateral requirements being higher than your daily total margins. Feedback provided here will not be responded to. If you require a response, please use the contact us form.
ASX Clear will re-calculate the margins on your positions at close of business on each trading day, and you may be required to provide A Call Option gives the buyer the right but not the obligation to buy the underlying security at the exercise price.
There are four 4 trading levels available for Exchange Traded Option ETO accounts.
Each level identifies the type of transactions you are permitted to perform on the account. Upon the opening of This site is directed and available to and for the benefit of Australian residents only.
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