Options

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

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Investors approved of this week's inflation read and responded by pushing most of the major indices to fresh all-time highs. Although we're overbought, the near-term path of least resistance appears to be higher.

Today's Options Market Update

In addition to any insight from Fed officials on the PCE data, the latest Michigan sentiment survey should give a peak into consumers' views on inflation and jobs.

9 Steps to Master thinkorswim mobile for iPhone

If you're new to thinkorswim mobile for iPhone—or just reviewing the basics—these steps will take you through downloading the app to placing your first trade.

What to Know About Trading Futures Options

When trading options, it's possible to trade futures as well as stocks. Learn the similarities and differences of trading options on futures versus stocks.

Intro to Put Ratio Options Spreads

Discover the advantages and risks of implementing an options put ratio spread strategy to help pursue your specific financial objectives.

Getting Started with Options

This webcast is carefully structured to help new option traders along the leverage learning curve. Your education coach will introduce you to options terminology, clarify the common opportunities and risks, and explain the associated rights and obligations to help you become more confident with your understanding of options trading. In this series kickoff webcast, we go back to the basics. What does it mean when a trader buys a call or a put? What is a trader committing to when they sell a call or put? What direction is the trader expecting the stock to go in? How much could a trader potentially make or lose? Is time working for the trader or against them?? We walked through and answered all of these questions and more. We also placed 3 example trades: a long call vertical, a short put and a long put. These example trades were placed on the thinkorswim paperMoney platform.

Theta Decay in Options Trading: Strategies to Know

Explore the concept of theta in options and discover three trading strategies focused on time decay, also referred to as theta decay.

Investing Basics: Options

Options are an alternative way to speculate on the performance of a security, such as a stock or ETF. Learn how options work and the risks associated with trading options.

How a Risk Reversal Options Strategy Works

Having a risk reversal options strategy provides downside protection to the level of the purchased put option but limits the upside potential of a long stock position to the strike of the short call option. Here's how this strategy works.

Zeroing In on 0DTE Options? Learn the Basics

Explore the popularity of 0DTE options trading. With increased volume comes tighter spreads but beware of market volatility. Learn about the potential risks and rewards.