)Have you ever wondered which of your positions are tying up your portfolio? The tastyworks desktop platform Capital Requirement feature quickly details the capital requirement of all your open positions.

To access your portfolio’s Capital Requirement report, clicking the CAP REQ icon , located at the top right-hand corner of the Positions tab window within the desktop platform. Your portfolio’s Capital Requirement report will appear in its own window. Additionally, you can add a Capital Requirement column in your Positions tab. To learn how to add columns to your positions tab, please click here.

Example of Capital Requirement column in the Positions tab:

Location of Capital Requirement report:

The Capital Requirement report lists the margin requirement for all of your portfolio’s open positions. It is organized by Symbol → Strategy → Position. Clicking the blue triangle  next to each symbol will expand and display each symbol’s strategy and position. 

If you have more than one account then can view other accounts through the drop-down menu located at the top left-hand corner of the Capital Requirement Report window.

Lastly, Capital Requirements do not take into account any credit that was received. For example, if you sold a $3 wide vertical spread on XYZ and collected $1 then the capital requirement would be $300, not your max loss of $200.

The animation below demonstrates how underlyings are displayed and how to switch accounts.