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  • Collar

    You can think of a collar as simultaneously running a protective put and a covered call. Some investors think this is a sexy trade because the covered call helps to pay for the protective...

  • Christmas Tree Butterfly with Calls

    You can think of this strategy as simultaneously buying one long call spread with strikes A and C and selling two short call spreads with strikes C and D. Because the long call spread...

  • Long Call

    A long call gives you the right to buy the underlying stock at strike price A. Calls may be used as an alternative to buying stock outright. You can profit if the stock rises, without...

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Option Tools

  • One Triggers Other (OTO) Order

    Plan your trades in advance with this advanced order type. If your first order is executed, your second order then goes live to the market.

     

  • Charts

    Our flexible charting tool let you zoom from long- to short-term views, layer on technical indicators, draw trend lines and save your work.

     

  • One Cancels Other (OCO) Order

    Enter two live orders at once – as soon as one is executed, the other will be canceled automatically. OCO orders give you a finer degree of control.

     

  • Trailing Stop Order

    This handy order type lets you “trail” your stop order for a stock, option or ETF you hold by a method you specify. Lock in potential profits and limit...

     

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All-Star Analysis

Stock Market Lingo & The Language of Money on 08/14/2014
Did you see this New Yorker article about the language of money? It’s a fascinating exploration of some of the buzzwords tossed around...

Option Exercise and Early Assignment - Part 3 on 01/06/2014
Welcome back to my blog series on option exercise and early assignment. So far we've defined some important terms and reviewed some general...

Trading $NFLX, $INTC or $ALTR? on 04/23/2015
If you’ve traded Netflix, Altera or Intel stock or their respective options lately, you’ll want to check out this timely media commentary...

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Trader Network Perspectives

Bought to Open WFC Jan 17 2015 $35.00 Put at 3.82 Continuing my long position in the financials. I also have an open order on BAC, this is a long term play as I think you will see continued strength in the financials in the next two years. WFC just...

Question about exercising put options Right on, Spshapiro. You raise some excellent points about how long put options work and the fact that investors have several choices in how to profit from this scenario.</br> <br>...

Pairs trade Pairs trading may be a broader term than i believed tree, but i am referring to having an opposing trade in two different underlyings. e.g.(very random and not one i am considering) i am...

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On-Demand Videos

2231 Assignment and Exercise
Assignment and Exercise

Join Brian Overby as he explains what happens when options get exercised and the resulting assignment that occurs....


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Protecting Profits on Stocks Using Collars

Have you ever worried about what would happen if one of your stocks that had a nice run up hits a bump in the road?...


1333 Adjusting Iron Condors, part 2
Adjusting Iron Condors, part 2

Sit in with Mark Wolfinger as he gets into the specifics of this ever-popular strategy. The focus of part 2 covers...


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