Power Up with Multiple Option Strategies

Trading Options Online

Scottrade provides option trading tools and comprehensive online education to support your experience level and trading goals. You can trade options from any of our platforms. 

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Option Tools & Technology



your tactics with the Option Ideas tool from Recognia


 a fully customizable option chain that offers multiple expirations in the window.


 potential profit and loss by analyzing scenarios to explore how prices are affected by market forces


 the ScottradePRO™ platform if you’re a trader looking for powerful technology

Option Strategies

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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
  • Multi-leg strategies: available on ScottradePRO

Option Trading Support

Insight When You Need It


In addition to the support we provide for all traders, we offer specific option-related help.

Options can be used for a variety of purposes. Check out a comprehensive overview.

Scottrade’s Active Trader Group can provide one-on-one support to active traders. Talk to your Investment Consultant for more information.

A protective put strategy raises the breakeven on the underlying by the amount paid for by the put. If the underlying stays above the strike price you can lose the entire premium upon expiration.

There are special risks associated with uncovered option writing that may expose investors to significant losses. Therefore, this type of strategy may not be suitable for all customers approved for options transactions. Clients approved for uncovered put writing must acknowledge having received and read the Special Statement for Uncovered Options Writers concerning the risks of this type of trading.

Multiple-leg option strategies can entail substantial transaction costs, including multiple commissions, which may impact any potential return.