Plus500 - Oil Options, the biggest mistake ever.

jacobdalegrieh

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Afternoon all,

Now let’s begin with this short story.

I’m not trading much and Oil is looking like a straddle so I have regretfully for the first time ever opened a Put and call at the strike rate of 12.5 with Plus500. I was short of having 50 call options to match my 200 Put options, but that doesn’t really matter.
With this being a straddle I was not expecting to be in a loss other than for the fees inbetween and providing the price of Oil drastically changes I should be in profit, which is exactly what happened other than the latter laughably.
So long story short when I put my options in oil was approximately $12.9 and the price had quickly dropped to $12.18 - This should be looking great for my Put at 12.5 now. The buy price is at 6.8 at one point but I can only sell my options at 3.5? Before being stopped out on margin call slightly lower than this?! How does that make any sense. I understand floating/dynamic spreads but when it’s gone from 0.15 to 3 whole points on the spread that’s crazy, I have essentially lost money for predicting the right direction?

I have emailed Plus500 about this, but I have come to you guys to see if I even have a leg to stand on (I feel like I certainly should)

Thanks for any advice in advance,
Jake
 

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FxMaster

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Afternoon all,

Now let’s begin with this short story.

I’m not trading much and Oil is looking like a straddle so I have regretfully for the first time ever opened a Put and call at the strike rate of 12.5 with Plus500. I was short of having 50 call options to match my 200 Put options, but that doesn’t really matter.
With this being a straddle I was not expecting to be in a loss other than for the fees inbetween and providing the price of Oil drastically changes I should be in profit, which is exactly what happened other than the latter laughably.
So long story short when I put my options in oil was approximately $12.9 and the price had quickly dropped to $12.18 - This should be looking great for my Put at 12.5 now. The buy price is at 6.8 at one point but I can only sell my options at 3.5? Before being stopped out on margin call slightly lower than this?! How does that make any sense. I understand floating/dynamic spreads but when it’s gone from 0.15 to 3 whole points on the spread that’s crazy, I have essentially lost money for predicting the right direction?

I have emailed Plus500 about this, but I have come to you guys to see if I even have a leg to stand on (I feel like I certainly should)

Thanks for any advice in advance,
Jake
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FxMaster

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Next steps:

--> Can you login to the trading platform from your desktop and submit the full account history statement? Use this tutorial: https://www.forexpeacearmy.com/comm...ccount-trade-history-statements-part-1.63543/

Also, get all screenshots/video evidence of your account that you can (bandicam / thundersoft screen recorders).

This would possibly include any relevant live chat/email conversation. Or your broker account backoffice (cabinet/client account management panel).

--> If you have any credit cards on file with the alleged scammer (or any payment method that may be compromised), you may consider at least placing a temporary block on the card (or changing the payment pin/ID. This may prevent any further losses.

--> Have you written a review of the company? https://www.forexpeacearmy.com/forex-reviews/5374/www.plus500.com?per-page=50

--> familiarize yourself with FPA's Traders court rules: https://www.forexpeacearmy.com/community/threads/new-traders-court.58022/

--> Do NOT abandon this thread. Every week, check back to report any updates from the company and/or respond to any unanswered inquiries.

@4evermaat, Copying your message bro :)
 

4evermaat

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did you buy or sell options? Why would you do either with an OTC product? (vs an exchange-traded product)?

Did you study the business model of the company before making the first deposit (how does the broker profit from their clients)?
 
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