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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.

Want to learn more about options trading?

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International Game Technology jumped on strong results, and one options trader is looking for the move to continue next week. Check out this morning’s unusual activity in the provider of lotteries and casino machines: 15,000 October 21 calls were sold for $2.73. An equal number of August 23 calls were bought for $0.33. Volume was 
The post Next Week Mover? Options Trader Targets Quicker Upside in Lottery and Gambling Stock appeared first on Market Insights.

Next Week Mover? Options Trader Targets Quicker Upside in Lottery and Gambling Stock

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Ford Motor has jumped as its business roars back to life, and one options trader is giving the automaker more room to run. Check out this unusual options activity in F this morning: Some 20,000 August 16 calls were purchased for $0.25 against open interest of 68,700 contracts. A matching number of 2-September 17 calls 
The post Options Alert: Big Investor Adjusts Upside Trade In Ford Motor appeared first on Market Insights.

Options Alert: Big Investor Adjusts Upside Trade In Ford Motor

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For the second session in a row, options traders targeted a key level in South American oil driller Petrobras. Check out this large bullish call spread Monday in Rio De Janeiro-based PBR: A block of 40,000 January 14 calls was purchased for $0.50. An equal number of January 17 calls was sold for $0.21. Calls 
The post Options Alert: Mega Call Spreads Target Historic Level in Brazilian Energy Stock appeared first on Market Insights.

Options Alert: Mega Call Spreads Target Historic Level in Brazilian Energy Stock

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Someone could be hedging their bets in sport-betting stock DraftKings (DKNG). Check out this options activity yesterday morning: A trader purchased 27,000 October 10 puts for $0.94. At the same time, he or she sold 27,000 October 15 calls for $1.59. There was no open interest in either contract, which indicates a new position was 
The post Options Alert: Traders Hedge Bets in Volatile Sports Wagering Stock appeared first on Market Insights.

Options Alert: Traders Hedge Bets in Volatile Sports Wagering Stock

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