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The Option Trader’s Hedge Fund: A Business Framework for Trading Equity and Index Options by Mark Sebastian, Dennis A. Chen

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6. Trading Infrastructure

The trading infrastructure consists of the back office elements needed to implement TOMIC. This includes but is not limited to risk capital, the broker, trading platform, analytical software, portfolio margin, information sources, dedicated space, and backup plans.

Risk Capital

TOMIC’s trading infrastructure begins by defining how much money you will need to start the business. TOMIC is a scalable business. It could start as a small operation and grow into a larger one without your having to change much. What really changes are the skills of the operator.

Every business starts off with some capital, whether it is a lemonade stand, which has to have some capital to buy the lemons, sugar, and ice, or The One Man Insurance ...

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