Do Not Exercise Request (DNE)

How do I submit a Do Not Exercise request? (DNE)

Reach out to our Trade Desk before 3:30 PM Central

You can submit a Do Not Exercise request or DNE for short by calling our Trade Desk at 312-724-7075 or chat in before our 3:30pm CT cutoff. DNE requests made before our cutoff via email to our Trade Desk ( are processed on a best-efforts basis. Any requests made after 3:30pm CT will processed on a best-efforts basis until 4:30pm CT. Failure to submit a DNE request before our cutoff time may result in ITM contract(s) being exercised automatically. To learn when options exercise automatically, please click here.

Please provide the symbol, call/put, expiration date, strike price, and the quantity you wish to request a DNE for when reaching out.

DNE requests only apply to long in the money equity/ETF options and cannot be applied to any short options position. You can request a DNE request prior to market close; however, keep in mind that our automated risk system will close out of any positions that still have a bid in place. To prevent intervention by our risk team you may want to close your positions before the system does it for you automatically (last hour before expiration).