Permissible strategies in an IRA account


IRA The Works (Margin)Basic (IRA)
Buy Stock
Short Sell Stock
Buy Options
Sell Covered Calls
Sell Cash Secured Puts
Defined-Risk Spreads
Sell Uncovered Puts
Sell Uncovered Calls✔*
Futures✔**


✔* To qualify for uncovered call writing in an IRA account, you must have the suitability requirements for The Works–our highest trading level. To learn more about enabling short calls in an IRA, please click here.

✔**Your account must qualify for IRA The Works to apply for futures trading. For more information, please click here.


Non-permissible trading activities

  1. No overnight leverage and no borrowing
  2. No short selling stock
  3. No debit balances