Options

Learn about options trading, from how to place your first options trade to more advanced topics. Or explore other trading topics:

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks look to close out the quarter on a high note, helped by relatively benign February PCE inflation data.

Large Bid/Ask Options Spreads in Volatile Markets

The reason bid/ask options spreads get wider during volatile markets has to do with how market makers manage trades during times of high volatility.

Options Exercise, Assignment, and More: A Beginner's Guide

Learn about options exercise and options assignment before taking a position, not afterward. This guide can help you navigate the dynamics of options expiration.

Meet the Options Greeks

Meet some of the most important greeks—delta, gamma, theta, vega, and rho—and see how they can be used in your options trading.

Options Volatility: The VIX, Rule of 16, and Skew

Learn how to measure volatility using the Cboe VIX, rule of 16, and skew in your options trading.

Iron Condor Pin Risk: A Naked Short at Expiration

Learn about the risk of the iron condor pin, why it happens, and what traders can do to best avoid a naked short at expiration.

What's the VVIX, and Why Does It Matter?

The volatility of volatility, or VVIX, can be helpful to add to your watchlist. Learn how the VVIX can help inform strategy decisions in VIX options.

Investing Lingo

Investing terms can be confusing. Learn the lingo so you can communicate like a pro and take better control of your investments.

Income Options: Covered Call Strike Selection

Covered calls are one way to potentially earn income from stocks you own. Learn more about how to trade covered calls and strategically select strike prices.

What Is an Options Spread Trade?

A spread trade typically involves buying one asset and selling another. Read to learn ways to put on a spread trade.