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- Enjoy zero commissions and 60 cents per options contract*
- Seamlessly trade options online with our award-winning† desktop platform
- Trade options risk-free using our trading simulator
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Trade Options for 60 cents Per Options Contract*
Enjoy zero commissions and competitive pricing. Visit our pricing plans to learn more.
Test Strategies Before You Trade
Trade options with unlimited virtual dollars using our trading simulator. Execute simulated trades using real-time simulations, our suite of desktop platform tools, and historical market data.
The Ultimate Guide to Trading Options
Download our Ultimate Guide to Trading Options to learn:
- Why traders choose options
- Exactly how options trading works
- Options trading strategies
- And much more
Trade Options Online with our Award-winning† Desktop Platform
Start trading options with our proprietary options trading platform OptionsStation® Pro
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.
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.
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 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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Options Alert: Call Volume Grows as Salesforce.com Nears Highs
by David Russell on May 9, 2023 at 8:00 am
Major technology stocks like Apple and Microsoft jumped on quarterly results. Will peer Saleforce.com make a similar move? Marc Benioff’s provider of cloud-based marketing software is up 49 percent this year after a sharp selloff in 2022. It has paused over the last month, but some traders may see positive signals on the chart. First The post Options Alert: Call Volume Grows as Salesforce.com Nears Highs appeared first on Market Insights.
Will American Express Run Again? A Big Options Trader May Think So
by David Russell on March 28, 2023 at 7:00 am
American Express has dropped along with other financials this month, but one big investor is using options to stay long the name. Check out this large trade that occurred shortly before noon yesterday: A block of 34,843 April 125 calls was sold for $37.88. An equal number of June 125 calls was bought at the The post Will American Express Run Again? A Big Options Trader May Think So appeared first on Market Insights.
Complex Options Strategy Targets More Upside in Banking Giant
by David Russell on January 19, 2023 at 7:00 am
Citi has been fighting higher since Christmas, and one big investor seems to think the move will continue. Check out this unusual options activity in the banking giant yesterday: 22,000 January 45 calls traded for $5.25. 22,000 January 45 puts changed hands for $0.01. Volume was below open interest in both strikes, which suggests the The post Complex Options Strategy Targets More Upside in Banking Giant appeared first on Market Insights.
Quadruple Witching Dates for 2023: How Can They Impact Stock and Futures Trading?
by David Russell on January 18, 2023 at 7:00 am
Quadruple witching is an event in financial markets when four different sets of futures and options expire on the same day. Futures and options are derivatives, linked to underlying stock prices. When derivatives expire, traders must close or adjust positions. That can trigger significant volume and order flow. The four types of derivatives expiring on quadruple The post Quadruple Witching Dates for 2023: How Can They Impact Stock and Futures Trading? appeared first on Market Insights.
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.