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  • 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 Straddle

    A long straddle is the best of both worlds, since the call gives you the right to buy the stock at strike price A and the put gives you the right to sell the stock at strike price...

  • Skip Strike Butterfly with Puts

    You can think of this strategy as embedding a bull (short) put spread inside a long put butterfly spread. Essentially, you're selling the short put spread to help pay for the butterfly....

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Option Tools

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    Compare implied and historical volatility for an underlying stock or index with listed options – in a clean, easy-to-read graphical interface.

     

  • Options Chains

    Find the right option for your trade with our powerful, flexible Options Chains – perfect for beginning to advanced traders.

     

  • Profit + Loss Calculator

    Get a thorough and visual understanding of your option trade’s profit and loss potential - before you place it.

     

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All-Star Analysis

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More Americans Own Cats Than Stock on 09/16/2014
Am I the only one shocked by this CNN article by Matt Egan, More US families own cats than stock? According to new stats from the Federal...

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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

Option Chains Tutorial Series
Part 1: Overview & Customization

TradeKing offers 19 different option chains, 14 of which are strategy-based – which means it’s easy to find bid, ask...


Short Call Spreads: Setup, Risks, and Uses

Options Playbook Series, part 15.

As part of our ongoing option education series, join Brian Overby as he...


Rookies Corner: TradeKing Trader Network Tour

If you haven’t ever used TradeKing’s Trader Network, you are missing out on one of the best resources we have to...


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