Optionsxpress option chain calls and puts


Here is a list of commonly found formats: Basic Call and Put Options Chain This is the most basic options chain and one which most options traders deal with.

This is the format which presents both call and put options of various strike prices on one screen. Only Call options or Put options are presented on one screen.

Options Strategies Chains This is a processed options chain that presents details of options involved in specific options strategies. For example, a covered call options chain would present the net debit of the covered call position at various call options strike prices along with additional information such as static return and assigned return.

Basic Call and Put Options Chains This is the most common options chain that all options trading beginners need to learn. The Basic Call and Put options chains presents a split table with call options to the left and put options to the right. The various strike prices available runs down the center so that options traders can easily identify call and put options of various strike prices.

Please see pic below. As you can see above, strike prices run through the middle of the options chain with call options on its left side and put options on its right side. This is the options chain most commonly used in options trading as it presents most of the necessary information for simple call and put buying. This enables options traders employing delta neutral options trading strategies or arbitrage strategies to make precise calculations on the position and size of position to take.

Due to screen limitation, Options pricers normally presents either call options or put options only. Options Strategies Chains For options traders employing standardized options strategies such as the long straddle or the covered call, using specific Options strategies chains would really cut down the work of calculating the outlay and other specifics of the specific options trading strategy.

Such options chains present only the various combination of options for a specific options strategy across various strike prices or expiration dates.

Options Strategies Chains This is a processed options chain that presents details of options involved in specific options strategies. For example, a covered call options chain would present the net debit of the covered call position at various call options strike prices along with additional information such as static return and assigned return. Basic Call and Put Options Chains This is the most common options chain that all options trading beginners need to learn.

The Basic Call and Put options chains presents a split table with call options to the left and put options to the right. The various strike prices available runs down the center so that options traders can easily identify call and put options of various strike prices.

Please see pic below. As you can see above, strike prices run through the middle of the options chain with call options on its left side and put options on its right side. This is the options chain most commonly used in options trading as it presents most of the necessary information for simple call and put buying. This enables options traders employing delta neutral options trading strategies or arbitrage strategies to make precise calculations on the position and size of position to take.

Due to screen limitation, Options pricers normally presents either call options or put options only. Options Strategies Chains For options traders employing standardized options strategies such as the long straddle or the covered call, using specific Options strategies chains would really cut down the work of calculating the outlay and other specifics of the specific options trading strategy.

Such options chains present only the various combination of options for a specific options strategy across various strike prices or expiration dates. It automatically calculates the net effect of putting on the position as well as other useful information so that options traders can make a decision on which spread to take quickly without wasting time on the calculation.

As you can see, the options strategies chain presents the net cost of the strategy at various strike prices as well as other information. As you can see above, Options Matrix presents only the bid and ask prices of each option listed without any other information and is therefore the least useful for retail investors so far. Try our Option Strategy Selector!