An equity option is a contract that conveys to its holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy (in the case of a call) or sell (in the case of a put) shares of the underlying security at a specified price (the strike price) on or before a given date (expiration day).
Options transactions initiated through Capital Markets Elite Group Trinidad and Tobago Limited are typically conducted via an electronic exchange, like CBOE or ARCA and through the use of Smart Order Routing technology which searches for the best pricing and liquidity across various exchanges
There are many strategies that can be used when trading options including buying puts and calls for directional market moves, selling covered puts and calls to hedge an underlying equity position and market neutral strategies such as straddles, strangles and butterflies.
Capital Markets Elite Group does not allow uncovered or “naked” premium selling strategies.
- Flexibility — Options are derivatives contracts that give the buyer the right, not the obligation to either buy or sell a fixed amount of a underlying asset at a fixed price on or before the contract expires.
- Hedging — Used as a hedging instrument, options contracts can provide traders with strategies to reduce risk.
- Minimal Capital Usage / Limited Downside Risk— Speculators can use far less capital to buy a call option for example, then purchasing the underlying security outright, and the maximum potential loss on a long options trade is the premium paid, even if that stock goes to zero
- Complex Strategies – Allows traders to be potentially profitable under any market condition, including flat and sideways trending markets, through the use of spread trading (vertical and calendar spreads) and combinations such as iron condors.
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Capital Markets Elite Group proudly offers a suite of robust and top-notch electronic trading systems to support the needs of any trader. Whether you require a professional system with advanced technology or a simplified interface to trade on a mobile device, you’re sure to find the platform that suits you best.
This platform is designed for active traders and professionals who work with the rapidly moving electronic markets. The powerful performance and configurability gives traders thorough control over their trading.
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Options account margin policy
Currently, we do not offer leverage on our options accounts. All options accounts are considered cash accounts.
Minimum Equity Requirement
If your options cash balance falls below $500, your options account will be restricted by Capital Markets Elite Group.
Options Trading Approval Levels
|Level 1 - Covered||
|Level 2 - Standard (All of level 1 plus)||
|Level 3 - Advance (All of level 2 plus)||
Options Disclosure Agreement
All prices/fees displayed on this website are in US Dollars.
*Other taxes and fees may apply (ORF, OCC, SEC etc).
Customers trading equity options understand and agree to the following:
A. Customer understands that trading equity options is highly speculative in nature and involves a high degree of risk.
B. Prior to entering into its first equity options transaction through Capital Markets Elite Group, customer shall acknowledge to Capital Markets Elite Group that customer has read and fully understood: (a) the current Options Clearing Corporation ("OCC") disclosure document "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options" (the "OCC Document") and (b) the "Special Statement for Uncovered Option Writers." Customer agrees to seek clarification of any term, condition or risk contained in either of these documents prior to making such acknowledgment to Capital Markets Elite Group.
C. Customer is financially able to undertake the risks associated with trading equity options and withstand any losses incurred in connection with such trading (including the total loss of premiums paid by Customer for long put and call options, margin requirements for short put and call options, and transaction costs).
D. Among the risks Customer acknowledges are: (a) option contracts are traded for a specified period of time and have no value after expiration; (b) trading halts in the underlying security, or other trading conditions (for example, volatility, liquidity, systems failures) may cause the trading market for an option (or all options) to be unavailable, in which case, the holder or writer of an option would not be able to engage in a closing transaction and an option writer would remain obligated until expiration or assignment.
E. The Capital Market Elite Group System is an electronic system and is, therefore, subject to unavailability. Customer represents that it has trading arrangements for the placement of Customer's orders and shall use such arrangements in the event that the Capital Markets Elite Group System becomes unavailable. Although the Capital Markets Elite Group System is designed to perform certain automatic functions, Capital Markets Elite Group does not warrant that the Capital Markets Elite Group System will perform as it is designed to, and Capital Markets Elite Group will not have any liability to Customer for losses or damages which result from such failures of performance or unavailability. Subject to the foregoing, Customer acknowledges that Capital Markets Elite Group System is designed to automatically liquidate Customer positions if Customer's account equity is not sufficient to meet margin requirements.
F. Customer has reviewed and understands the applicable margin requirements for trading equity options. Customers who want to trade equity options agree to the following terms and conditions:
A. Each equity option transaction entered into is subject to the rules and regulations of the Securities & Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the self-regulatory organizations that regulate Capital Markets Elite Group, the relevant options exchange, and the OCC.
B. Equity options traded in the US are issued by the OCC and Customer shall not, alone or in concert with others, exceed the position and exercise limits imposed by exchange rules and regulations.
C. With certain exceptions, Capital Markets Elite Group will not execute a Customer order to purchase an equity option if Customer does not have equity in its account at least equal to the full purchase price of a put or call option (equity options may not be purchased on margin).
D. Customer shall comply with Capital Markets Elite Group margin requirements in connection with Customer's sale of put and call options.
E. Customers who wish to exercise an option on a particular trading day acknowledge that they must provide specific, written instructions to Capital Markets Elite Group using the procedure specified on the Capital Markets Elite Group website before the Close Out Deadline specified. Customer further acknowledges that, absent receipt of such instructions, Capital Markets Elite Group has no obligation to exercise Customer's option on any given trading day or prior to the expiration of the option. Customer acknowledges that, subject to paragraph H below, OCC will automatically exercise any long equity option held by a Customer that is in-the-money by $.01 or more at expiration, absent specific instructions to the contrary provided by Customer to Capital Markets Elite Group using the procedures specified on the Capital Markets Elite Group website.
F. Customer understands that OCC assigns exercises to clearing firms such as Capital Markets Elite Group and Customer acknowledges that it has read and understands the description of the OCC assignment procedures available on request from the OCC as set forth in Chapter VIII of the OCC Document. Customer acknowledges that, upon assignment, Customer shall be required: (1) in the case of an equity option, to deliver or accept the required number of shares of the underlying security, or (2) in the case of an equity index option, to pay or receive the settlement price, in cash. Customer understands that it may not receive notice of an assignment from Capital Markets Elite Group until one or more days following the date of the initial assignment by OCC to Capital Markets Elite Group and that the lack of such notice creates a special risk for uncovered writers of physical delivery call stock options. Customer acknowledges that it has read and understands this risk as described in Chapters VIII and X of the OCC Document.
G. Customer is responsible for entering an offsetting transaction to close out a Customer position, or to exercise an equity option by written e-mail instruction to Capital Markets Elite Group prior to the expiration date, and Customer's failure to do so may result in the equity option expiring worthless, regardless of the monetary value of the equity option on its expiration date.
H. If, prior to expiration of an option contract, Customer does not have sufficient equity to meet the initial margin requirement for the purchase or sale of the underlying security, then Capital Markets Elite Group: (1) shall have no obligation to purchase or sell such underlying security or (2) upon exercise may immediately liquidate the underlying security position which results from the exercise of the option contract and Customer shall be liable for resulting losses and costs.
I. In connection with the exercise of a long put option that results in a short position in the underlying stock, Customer acknowledges that: (1) short sales may only be effected in a margin account and are subject to initial and maintenance margin requirements; and (2) if Capital Markets Elite Group is unable to borrow such stock on Customer's behalf or if a lender subsequently issues a recall notice for such stock, then Capital Markets Elite Group, without notice to Customer, is authorized by Customer to cover Customer's short position by purchasing stock on the open market at the then current market price and Customer agrees that it shall be liable for any resulting losses and all associated costs incurred by Capital Markets Elite Group. As noted above, the market value of short stock is treated as a debit item to Customer's Capital Markets Elite Group margin account.
J. With certain exceptions, Capital Markets Elite Group will not execute a Customer order to purchase an equity option if Customer does not have equity in its account at least equal to the full purchase price of a put or call option (equity options may not be purchased on margin).
K. Customer shall comply with Capital Markets Elite Group margin requirements in connection with Customer's sale of put and call options.
NOTE: Options premium selling (naked writing) requires special approval and is only granted in special circumstances. If your strategy is strictly selling premium, this is not an acceptable account for Capital Markets Elite Group.