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  • Diagonal Put Spread

    You can think of this as a two-step strategy. It’s a cross between a long calendar spread with puts and a short put spread. It starts out as a time decay play. Then once you sell...

  • Long Call Spread

    A long call spread gives you the right to buy stock at strike price A and obligates you to sell the stock at strike price B if assigned. This strategy is an alternative to buying a...

  • Back Spread with Calls

    This is an interesting and unusual strategy. Essentially, you’re selling an at-the-money short call spread in order to help pay for the extra out-of-the-money long call at strike...

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Option Tools

  • 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...

     

  • 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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Big news to announce today, folks: we’ve created a new subsidiary, TradeKing Media. It’ll soon become the primary resource for all our...

TradeKing Midday Market Call Recap - $SPX & $AAPL on 06/30/2015
Analysis of S&P 500 from @BrianOverby, TradeKing’s Options Guy:S&P 500 (SPX) – During the time of broadcast the S&P 500 was...

August is the Time to De-clutter Your Finances on 08/11/2014
We’re back in the dog days of August, folks. How will you spend this traditionally slow summer month? August is actually a great time to...

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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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Covered Call as a Beginner Options Strategy

Brian Overby explains why a covered call is a good choice for first time option traders. A covered call enhances an...


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Finding Potential Opportunities Using Weekly Options

Many option traders are used to only trading options that expire every month. The introduction of weekly expiring...


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Finding Big Trends in Trading Stocks and Options

Price Headley discusses several key technical indicators he uses to define trends. These include CBOE Equity Put/...


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