Series 7 - General Securities Representative Exam

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Bob used to be an options trader in his younger days at the CBOT trading floor. He is now 57 years old and wants to sell naked calls in his Traditional IRA. Which of the following is TRUE about options trading in a Traditional IRA?

Options trading is strictly prohibited in an IRA
IRAs are designed for margin trading
John can sell covered calls in an IRA, but cannot sell naked options
John can trade any kind of options strategy in his Traditional IRA


Certain derivatives that contain unlimited risk are prohibited in IRAs. Other options strategies that are secured by stock, such as selling covered calls can be permitted. Unlimited risk exposure strategies such as selling naked calls is not allowed