Options Chain

Options Chain

Trading from the Options Chain

You can trade Call or Put options contracts or the underlying futures contract directly from the Options Chain. To make a trade, click a market data value for the options or futures contract in the Options Chain to open an Order Ticket or MD Trader widget as a Floating Order Entry widget.

Trading an options contract

When you click a cell in the Bid/Ask price or quantity columns for a Call or Put contract, a floating order entry widget opens pre-populated with the selected value so you can quickly enter an order. Based on the Order Preferences, either an Order Ticket or MD Trader widget opens.

Trading an underlying futures contract

When you click the Bid/Ask price or quantity for the underlying futures contract, a floating order entry widget opens pre-populated with the selected value so you can quickly enter an order. Based on the Orders Preferences, either an Order Ticket or MD Trader widget opens.

Position checks for options contracts

The same position risk checks for futures contracts are also applied to options contracts, but the calls and puts are treated as separate products (including all expiries and strikes). The same is true for margin on options and options strategies. That is, the margin applied for futures and spreads also applies to options, but calls and puts are treated as separate products.

P/L can be calculated using the theoretical call or put options value. In the Positions widget context menu settings, show the Mark to Theo column to display open P/L calculated with the theoretical options value.