Learn trading ideas & strategies from TradeKing's experts

Upcoming Live Events
More live events...
Learn it. Trade it.

Open your TradeKing account today!

Upcoming Live Events
More live events...

Options


Featured Option Strategy

More Option Strategies

  • 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...

  • Short Call Spread

    A short call spread obligates you to sell the stock at strike price A if the option is assigned but gives you the right to buy stock at strike price B. A short call spread is an alternative...

  • Long Strangle

    A long strangle gives you the right to sell the stock at strike price A and the right to buy the stock at strike price B. The goal is to profit if the stock makes a move in either...

More strategies...

Option Tools

  • Watchlist

    Watch real-time price data like a hawk for the securities that matter most to you.

     

  • Trader Network Forums

    Speak your mind about the securities you’re trading – and connect with other traders in our Network.

     

  • Probability Calculator

    The Probability Calculator uses implied volatility to help you estimate the probability of hitting your targets — before you ever place a trade.

     

  • Trade Stream

    Watch the latest trades in stocks, options and ETFs scroll by, in real-time.

     

More Option tools...

All-Star Analysis

Can Homebuilders Join the Rally in 2014? on 12/24/2013
Rob Smith does not currently hold any positions in the securities mentioned in this post.At the time of publication and in the preceding...

TradeKing Midday Market Call Recap - SPX, UAL on 03/17/2015
Recap for Tuesday, March 17th by Kevin Corrigan Did you miss Tuesday’s TradeKing Midday Market Call? Here’s a quick recap. Don’t miss...

A Must Read for VIX Option Traders! on 02/25/2014
Hello VIX traders,Just wanted you to know that the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has begun disseminating indices that are linked to...

More analysis...

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...

More Trader Network...

On-Demand Videos

25342 Option Myths Revealed 154x116 image.png
Option Myths Revealed

Separating fact from fiction isn’t always as cut and dry as you might think. Sit in with Mark Sebastian for his...


508 Options Strategies for Rookies, part 1 (opb 8)
Options Strategies for Rookies, part 1

Join Brian Overby for Part 8 of the Options Playbook Series. In this session he covers options strategies such as...


43035 Option Myth Revealed Zero Sum Game 154x116 image(1).png
Option Myths Revealed: Are Options a Zero Sum Game?

One common belief among the retail public is that options are a zero sum game – for every winner there is a loser....


More videos...