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Margin Requirements

Long Stock

Price Initial Requirement Maintenance Requirement
$3.00 or less 100% 100%
$3.01 - $5.00 50% Greater of $2.00 per share or 50%
$5.01 or more 50% 30%

Special Margin Requirements for Concentrated Accounts

If one long, equity position accounts for more than 50% of the total margin account's value, then the maintenance requirement for that equity security will be adjusted to no less than 50%.

Please note that Just2trade reserves the right to set a higher concentration requirement on certain stocks if it deems it too volatile. Additionally, stocks priced below $5.01 has a requirement of no less than 50%.

Short Stock

Price Initial Requirement Maintenance Requirement
$3.00 - $5.00 $2.50 per share. Cannot open short positions for stock priced below $3.00 Greater of $2.50 or 100%
$5.01 or more The greater of $5.00 or 50% The greater of $5.00 or 40%


Options

Option Order Initial Requirement Maintenance Requirement
Short Calls Option premium + (Whichever is greater):

35% of the underlying market price minus out-of-the-money

OR

10% of the underlying market price
Short Puts Option premium + (Whichever is greater):

35% of the underlying market price minus out-of-the-money

OR

10% of the strike price
Credit Spreads* Difference between Strike Prices + Option Premium x Number of Contracts
Debit Spreads* Net debit paid multiplied by the number of contracts
Short Straddles Short Call or Short Put Requirement (whichever is greater) + Premium received before the other leg

*The margin requirement for Short Calls and Puts will apply in those cases when the Short Leg expires AFTER the Long Leg.

Minimum Equity Requirements for Options

Short Calls: $100,000
Short Puts: $25,000
Spreads: $5,000 ( when Short Leg expires AT or BEFORE Long Leg expires)
$25,000 for Put Spreads ( when Short Leg expires AFTER Long Leg expires)
$100,000 for Call Spreads ( when Short Leg expires AFTER Long Leg expires)
Credit Straddles: $100,000

NOTE:

  • Pink Sheets, OTC Bulletin Board (OTC-BB) and Leveraged ETFs / Stocks are NOT margin eligible.
  • Click here to view all securities listed on U.S. exchanges held at a 100% margin requirement.
  • Margin Calls & Flags Guidelines
  • Maintenance requirements may be set higher for certain stocks if considered necessary by our clearing firm.
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