Trading Options Online
Analyze and Detect
Scottrade offers a variety of option tools to help you compute potential profit and loss by analyzing scenarios to explore how option prices are affected by dynamic market forces.
You can use the Options Skew tool to help you determine your optimal contract by visually representing an option contract’s implied volatility. Or you can review volatility indicators that reflect price volatility trends to help determine whether options are cheap or expensive.
You can even access fully customizable option chains, allowing you to identify expirations by viewing multiple expirations in the same window.
Enhance your ability to react to changing market conditions with a variety of option strategies available at Scottrade.
The following option strategies are available on all Scottrade trading platforms:
- Income strategies – sell cash-secured puts and covered calls
- Growth strategies – buy puts and calls
- Speculative strategies – sell uncovered puts
Understanding the Risks of Trading Options
Options trading has a high degree of risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Please read the following documents and agreements carefully prior to opening an options trading account: