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

  • Inverse Skip Strike Butterfly with Puts

    You can think of this strategy as a put backspread with a twist. Instead of simply running a back spread with puts (sell one put, buy two puts), selling the extra put at strike A helps...

  • Short Put Spread

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

  • Cash-Secured Puts

    A put option gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to sell the underlying stock at a given price for a given period of time. Put sellers earn a premium in exchange for...

More strategies...

Option Tools

  • Earnings Calendar

    Track earnings announcements impacting stock and option prices in this handy calendar.

     

  • Profit + Loss Calculator

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

     

  • 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.

     

  • Trader Network Blogs

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

     

More Option tools...

All-Star Analysis

A Longer Term Perspective Using Monthly Charts on 11/26/2013
Rob Smith does not currently hold any positions in the securities mentioned in this post.At the time of publication and in the preceding...

Four Growth Stocks With Very High Short-Interest on 12/10/2013
Alan Brochstein Screens For Heavily Shorted Stocks With Strong FundamentalsHedge funds have gained popularity in recent years, with...

TradeKing Midday Market Call Recap - SPX, USB on 09/09/2014
Recap for Tuesday, September 9th by Kevin Corrigan Did you miss Tuesday’s TradeKing Midday Market Call? Here’s a quick recap. Don’t miss...

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

34240 Choose your strategy p1 154x116 image.png
How to Choose Your Strategy, part 1: Your Outlook on Direction and News

Join Nicole Wachs as she explains why outlook, outlook, and outlook are the three most important words when choosing...


511 Options Trading Plan
Options Trading Plan

Organizing your plan when trading options can be overwhelming. Join Dan Sheridan as he covers important areas such...


2274 Trading with TradeKing's Platform
Trading with TradeKing's Platform

If you are new to TradeKing, this is a video just for you! Watch as Mike Rasmussen reviews our trading platform and...


More videos...