Depending on the options strategy you use, we may hold stocks or cash as collateral to make sure you can cover the position in the case of assignment.
Collateral Held in Stock
Selling to Open a Covered Call
Collateral Held in Cash
Selling to Open a Cash-Covered Put
Opening a Credit Spread
You’ll be able to see exactly what collateral we hold on the Detail page of the underlying stock.
We won’t use Gold Buying Power as collateral. We must hold cash.
When you place an options order, we’ll hold the appropriate collateral (cash or stock) beginning at the pending state. The same way we hold enough cash to fill your pending order when you open an equity position, we’ll hold enough cash or stocks to cover your option position until the order is canceled.
Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Robinhood Financial does not guarantee favorable investment outcomes and there is always the potential of losing money when you invest in securities, or other financial products. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing. To learn more about the risks associated with options, please read the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before you begin trading options. Please also be aware of the risks listed in the following documents: Day Trading Risk Disclosure Statement and FINRA Investor Information. Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.