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Subject:  Re: 401k Plans and Options Trading Date:  12/27/2012  9:35 AM
Author:  Hawkwin Number:  24980 of 25223

You can trade options, just not options that require margin.

For example, you can sell covered calls and buy puts in an IRA. There is no reason that I am aware of that prohibits such in a 401k - it is just that the vast majority of 401ks offer funds and not individual stocks.
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