For options selling do I need to have cash in my account?

I know I need span + exposure margin but does it have to cash ?

If I have more than enough equities in my account …for example if I have 3 lac. worth of equity in my account …do I still need cash for the sell option that requires about 50k total in margin?

Hi ,

If you have equities in your demat account you can look at pledging them and then use the collateral margin to write options.


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it means margin span +exposure + m2m has to be in cash only. am i right.

So as long as I have enough balance in equities after haircut …I dont need to have cash for margin requirement correct?