Are margins required to short sell options contracts?

Yes, initial margins are required to short sell options contracts.  Initial margins include SPAN and exposure margins.

Margin requirements vary based on the contract and these details can be found on MyGeojit:

Step 1. Log in to MyGeojit and select Market Data

Step 2. Select Margin Requirement F&O

Margin requirements for short selling options contracts can be reduced significantly by hedging naked short sell positions with a long position.

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