How much money do I need to trade options?
This varies depending upon what type of strategy you use, and the frequency of trading that you are looking for. Also, brokerages vary greatly as what they require as a minimum account. Some will let you trade options with a minimum account size of $2,000, while others will want a minimum of $5,000. Once again, depending upon the strategy you use, and whether or not you need a margin account for the strategy you use, will depend upon what your account size has to be.