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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 $0.50 per contract*

Enjoy zero commissions plus one of the lowest per contract options fees in the market with either our TS GO, or TS SELECT pricing plans.

TS GO** TS SELECT** Ameritrade Fidelity Charles Schwab ETrade IBKR Lite
$0.50 $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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Metal stocks have jumped lately, and one options trader is apparently looking for upside in a key global producer. Check out this unusual activity in Vale (VALE), the Rio de Janeiro-based mining giant: 26,000 January 14 calls traded for $1.52. 26,000 January 17 calls traded for $0.04. Volume was below open interest in both contracts. 
The post Options Alert: Massive Call Volume Detected in Global Mining Giant appeared first on Market Insights.

Options Alert: Massive Call Volume Detected in Global Mining Giant

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All of a sudden, weak-dollar trades are working. At least 26 foreign-country exchange-traded funds are outperforming the S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 so far this year, according to TradeStation data. Producers of commodities like oil and metals, which tend to track the global economy, have also jumped. It’s a big change from 2021, when many of 
The post The Dollar Is Dropping Sharply, Lifting Global Stocks and Commodity Plays appeared first on Market Insights.

The Dollar Is Dropping Sharply, Lifting Global Stocks and Commodity Plays

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Financials kick off earnings season next week, and one options trader is positioning for a breakout in the entire sector. Check out this large transaction in the SPDR Financial ETF (XLF), which holds major names like JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Bank of America (BAC): Some 21,500 February 41 calls were bought for $0.44. A matching 
The post Options Alert: Bulls Target Breakout In Financials as Earnings Draw Near appeared first on Market Insights.

Options Alert: Bulls Target Breakout In Financials as Earnings Draw Near

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Utilities broke out to new highs yesterday, and an option trader targeted the biggest company in the sector. Check out the call unusual volume in NextEra Energy (NEE): A block of 17,919 December 90 calls traded for $1. A block of 17,919 March 100 calls changed hands at the same time for $0.95. Volume was 
The post Options Alert: Heavy Call Volume Appears in the Top Utility Stock appeared first on Market Insights.

Options Alert: Heavy Call Volume Appears in the Top Utility Stock

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