Hi all. A few months ago margin required for selling 1 lot of Nifty option used to be less than 50K , and now it is around 90K. This has made selling Nifty option prohibitively costly and in the current low IV environment, it’s very difficult to make any decent returns.
I was wondering what brokers (like Zerodha) think about this issue and if they can do something about it.
I personally think current margins are very high but it is SEBI who can do anything about this, I think recently they have setup a sub-committee to look into margin requirements , and hopefully they will start charging margins along the global norms and consider risk instead exposure to charge margins. Brokers has no say in this.