Assuming a stock’s spot is at 2100 and if i buy 2050 call and sell 2150 call 1 lot each. Margin would be something like under 1 lakh.
Now 2 days before expiry if the spot is 2120 then would I need to bring in more margin to hold the ITM call even if I plan to sell it just before expiry day i.e. I don’t want delivery of stock but cash settled.
Yes, if your Long Option position is ITM, you’ll need additional margin and the exchange blocks physical delivery margin from expiry minus 4 days. You can refer to this support article for more information.