Trading Limits & Position Limits

Does tastytrade have an order or position limit?

Just like people, orders and portfolios come in all sizes. It’s okay if you’re a “Johnny One-Lot,” but if you subscribe to the notion that “bigger is better” then there are some things you’ll need to know before sending that order. Additionally, when scaling into a position, please keep in mind of positions limits as well. Listed below are the order limits and position limits for all the products we trade at tastytrade. 


Order and Position Limits

ProductOrder Limit
Position Limit
Stocks2,500 shares50,000 shares
Options (per option)250 contracts*500 contracts*
Futures (per root)250 contracts500 contracts
Options on futures250 contracts*500 contracts*

*Option limits are applied per leg of a strategy. For example, you are able to place an order for 250 vertical option spreads even though it consists of 500 contracts (+250 long options contracts + -250 short options contracts) because each leg is within the limit.

How to Request a Limit Change

Write to our Trade Desk to request a change

These limits are not set in stone so If you want to go above these limits then no problem! Please reach out to our trade desk at to inquire about adjusting your limits