Options Margin

Collective2 is far from accurate to calculate the margin required in options. You do not consider calendar strategies to reduce the margin required and you margin both wings of an Iron Condor.

Is there any chance to solve this to get collective2 closer to the real life.?


Reworking the margining calculations is indeed something I’d like to get to in the medium term future. For now, the best I can suggest is that you can start a system on C2 with more capital than a real trading account would need, and explain to your subscribers and potential subscribers that, in real life, condors (or calendar spreads) would effectively use less margin than C2 anticipates.