How can I enable writing/shorting of listed (stock and contract) options? Updated April 09, 2021 08:51 Writing/shorting of listed options requires activation of an advanced option trading profile. This is only applicable for stock options and options on futures & indices. In order to enable it, you will have to acknowledge that you are aware of the risk involved in shorting options and have a relevant experience by reading and accepting the conditions. To request the advanced option trading profile, please submit a ticket, choosing the option Enable short-selling listed options through Contact Support page.