The Options module is a highly interactive tool to view options data for stocks and futures with option availability.
In the Options Chain
The next drop-down along the top provides you with the ability to view all
You can view all option expiration dates at once, some of them, only one expiration date, or even no dates at any time. To
To clear or remove all expiration dates click "Select None" at the far right. To pick out one specific date click on that date. You will see it is the only one along the top that is highlighted. You can then select other dates and add them to your list by clicking on them, or even remove various expiration dates by clicking on them again while highlighted; you will see they are no longer highlighted and no longer listed in the options chain below.
The Options module also provides the ability to view the most active options for any particular underlying asset. Simply click
The options chain provides you with the ability to pick and choose which data or columns you would like to view. Right-click the column header and add or remove columns accordingly by selecting them from the various options. As seen in the image directly above we provide many different data fields to choose from, such as basic quote data, open interest, implied volatility, and greeks.
Once you have chosen which columns you'd like to view you can further customize this by moving the columns to your personal preference. Left-click on a column, holding the button down, and drag to the desired location. Let go of the left-click button and the column will drop into place.
The options chain also allows users to view both calls and puts, only calls or only puts. To the left and right of the Strike column
Quotestream now offers various options trading strategies that can provide a quick and efficient breakdown of the more advanced options trades.
The different strategies we provide are as follows:
A covered call is an options strategy whereby an investor holds a long position in an asset and writes (sells) call options on that same asset in an attempt to generate increased income from the asset. A covered call is also known as a "buy-write".
A protective put is a risk-management strategy that investors can use to guard against the loss of unrealized gains. The put option acts like an insurance policy — it costs money, which reduces the investor's potential gains from owning the security but also reduces his risk of losing money if the security declines in value. A protective put is also known as a married put.
An options trading strategy with which a trader makes a simultaneous purchase and sale of two options of the same type that have the same expiration dates but different strike prices.
A straddle is an options strategy in which the investor holds a position in both a call and put with the same strike price and expiration date, paying both premiums. This strategy allows the investor to make a profit regardless of whether the price of the security goes up or down, assuming the stock price changes somewhat significantly.
A strangle is an options strategy where the investor holds a position in both a call and put with different strike prices but with the same maturity and underlying asset. This option strategy is profitable only if there are large movements in the price of the underlying asset.
A butterfly spread is a neutral
Buy 1 ITM Call
Sell 2 ATM Calls
Buy 1 OTM Call
Iron Condor/Reverse Iron Condor
An advanced options strategy that involves buying and holding four different options with different strike prices. The iron condor is constructed by holding a long and short position in two different strangle strategies. A strangle is created by buying or selling a call option and a put option with different strike prices, but the same expiration date. The potential for profit or loss is limited in this strategy because an offsetting strangle is positioned around the two options that make up the strangle at the middle strike prices.
Sell 1 OTM Put
Buy 1 OTM Put (Lower Strike)
Sell 1 OTM Call
Buy 1 OTM Call (Higher Strike)
Reverse Iron Condor:
Buy 1 OTM Put
Sell 1 OTM Put (Lower Strike)
Buy 1 OTM Call
Sell 1 OTM Call (Higher Strike)
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