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Trade options online or on the go

Options trading offers more possibilities and more opportunities to take advantage of unique market conditions than just trading stocks. With options, you can determine your risk going into a trade, and control a larger position size with fewer dollars.

  • Add flexibility to your trading
  • Control more stock with less money
  • Generate income or hedge your portfolio

The Ultimate Guide to Trading Options

Download our Ultimate Guide to Trading Options to learn:

Options eBook
  • Why traders choose options
  • Exactly how options trading works
  • Options trading strategies
  • And much more

Why trade options at TradeStation?

TradeStation has been empowering options traders for more than 25 years, find out what we can do for your options trading with our powerful trading platforms and tools, dedicated customer support, educational resources, and straightforward pricing plans for both beginner and advanced options traders.

A powerful options trading experience at your fingertips

TradeStation is at the forefront of computer-based options analysis and trading with a practical and intuitive options trading platform for beginner traders, along with sophisticated features for the experienced trader.

Options Trading Platform

OptionStation Pro: Our third-generation advanced desktop platform provides tools to quickly build options chains, graph and analyze any options strategy scenario, and then quickly place trades directly into the market. A premier tool to inspire trade ideas.

Options Trading PlatformDynamic strategy-based option chains: Customize the option chain view to display single options or complex options spreads by simply clicking on a bid or ask price.
Options Trading Platform

Powerful what-if position graphs: Theoretical positions can be created, and 2D graphed for analysis, allowing maximum gains and loss, breakeven points, standard deviation curve, and additional risk measures.

Options Trading Platform

Stress-free order entry and position trading: Place simple trades or complex spreads with just a few clicks, then monitor your orders and positions all from one window.

Trade options for as low as $0.60 per contract*

Enjoy zero commissions plus one of the lowest per contract options fees in the market.

TS SELECT** Ameritrade Fidelity Charles Schwab ETrade IBKR Lite
$0.60 $0.65 $0.65 $0.65 $0.65 $0.75

Trade options on the go

Our mobile trading and web apps make it easy for you to trade options online or on the go. Trade simple and complex options strategies with features like:

  • Easy one-click order entry
  • Market outlook selector
  • Max reward, max risk and breakeven indicators

Download the app today or get started with web trading to level up your options game.

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Twitter leaped yesterday after Elon Musk revealed a giant stake in the social-media company. The news also triggered historic options volume. More than 1.5 million calls and puts changed hands in TWTR on Monday, according to TradeStation data. That was 346,000 contracts more than the previous record in September 2016. The volume surge also made 
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Hotel stocks have consolidated since the winter, and yesterday an options trader extended their stay in one of the biggest names. Check out this large transaction in Hilton Worldwide (HLT): A block of 25,000 April 115 calls was sold for $38.28. An equal number of July 125 calls were purchased for $32.03. Volume was below 
The post July Breakout? Options Trader Extends Bullish Position in This Major Hotel Operator appeared first on Market Insights.

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Chinese technology stocks jumped last week, and one big options trader is targeting a former high flier. Check out this unusual options activity in Shanghai-based e-commerce company Pinduoduo (PDD): A block of 15,000 April 50 calls was sold for $1.67 against open interest of 18,026 contracts. An equal number of June 50 calls was purchased 
The post Options Alert: Call Buyer Gives Chinese Tech Stock More Time for a Potential Move appeared first on Market Insights.

Options Alert: Call Buyer Gives Chinese Tech Stock More Time for a Potential Move

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Social-media giant Meta Platforms has gotten cut in half, and now one big investor seems to think it will stabilize. Check out the unusual options activity detected in the company formerly known as Facebook (FB) yesterday: A trader sold 16,500 8-April 200 puts for $8.65. At the same second, he or she also sold 16,500 
The post After Getting Cut in Half, An Options Trader Thinks this Social Media Giant May Have Bottomed appeared first on Market Insights.

After Getting Cut in Half, An Options Trader Thinks this Social Media Giant May Have Bottomed

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