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Whether you’re in-the-money, or out-of-the-money, we’ll help you keep on top of your money with intuitive tools for trading options on stocks, indexes, and futures.
Risk / Reward Probabilities Customizable Option Chain Earnings Move Analyzer Preset Scans Spectral Analysis Strategy Seek Risk Slide.
Understand the risk/reward probabilities of an option trade with Snapshot Analysis.
Customize option chain views by spread strategies, width, strikes and dollar value.
View a stocks’ expected price move, average implied move, and average historical move. Select a strategy and enter your earnings move order directly from the tool.
Spot opportunities with Live Action real time scans for unusual activity, volatility and technical indicators.
Explore “what if” scenarios of an options strategy and understand the risk metrics in plain English.
Scan for option trades that fit your criteria based on target price, date, and investment.
Visualize the risk of your portfolio in the event of a significant market move, including expected profit and loss compared to the S&P 500 Index and simulate your strategy.
Dime Buyback Program.
Pay no per-contract charge when you buy to close an equity option priced at 10¢ or less. This allows you to close short options positions that may have risk, but currently offer little or no reward potential—without paying any contract fees. 5.
Discover options on futures.
Options on futures offer nearly 24-hour access 6 to react around potentially market moving economic events. Hedge existing futures positions, earn premium or speculate while using less money upfront. Plus, diversify into metals, energies, currencies and more.
Preferred 30+ Trades / QTR.
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Capital preservation or income.
Income or growth.
Growth or speculation.
Covered calls (sell calls against stock held long) Buy-writes (simultaneously buy stock and sell calll) Covered call rolling (buy a call to close and sell a different call)
All Level 1 strategies, plus:
Long calls and long puts Married puts (buy stock and buy put) Collars Long straddles and long strangles Cash-secured puts (cash on deposit to buy stock if assigned)
All Level 1 and 2 strategies, plus:
Debit spreads and credit spreads Calendar spreads and diagonal spreads (long only) Butterflies and condors Iron butterflies and iron condors Naked puts 7.
All Level 1, 2, and 3 strategies, plus:
*Margin approval is required for Levels 3 and 4.
Important note: Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. For more information, please read the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before you begin trading options. Also, there are specific risks associated with covered call writing, including the risk that the underlying stock could be sold at the exercise price when the current market value is greater than the exercise price the call writer will receive. A covered call writer forgoes participation in any increase in the stock price above the call exercise price and continues to bear the downside risk of stock ownership if the stock price decreases more than the premium received. Because of the importance of tax considerations to all options transactions, the investor considering options should consult their tax advisor as to how taxes affect the outcome of each options strategy. Commissions and other costs may be a significant factor. An options investor may lose the entire amount of their investment in a relatively short period of time.
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Our knowledge section has info to get you up to speed and keep you there.
Why trade options?
Watch the video to learn the four main reasons investors use options strategies in their portfolios: flexibility, leverage, hedging, and income generation.
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Three common mistakes options traders make.
Take a look at three common mistakes options traders make: setting unrealistic price expectations, buying too little time, and buying more options than are appropriate for a given objective.
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Understanding options Greeks.
An understanding of “the Greeks” can be useful to any options trader. In a nutshell, options Greeks are statistical values that measure different types of risk, such as time, volatility, and price movement. Though you don’t necessarily need to use the Greeks in order to trade options, they can be very helpful in measuring and understanding certain risks.
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Have platform questions? Want to discuss complex trading strategies? Our dedicated Trader Service Team includes many former floor traders and Futures Specialists who share your passion for options trading.
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In StockBrokers.com’s 2022 Online Broker Review of 15 firms across 200 different variables issued January 11, 2022, and based on evaluation conducted from January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021, E*TRADE was awarded the #1 Trader App, and #1 Web Trading Platform Awards. In addition, E*TRADE received eleven Best in Class distinctions: Best Overall, Mobile Trading Apps, Customer Service, Offering of Investments, Options Trading, Beginners, IRA Accounts, Futures Trading, Active Trading, Education, and Ease of Use. E*TRADE’s star ratings for all category rankings out of 5: Overall (5.0 stars), Commissions & Fees (4.5 stars), Offering of Investments (5.0 stars), Platforms & Tools (4.5 stars), Research (4.5 stars), Mobile Trading (5.0 stars), Ease of Use (5.0 stars), Education (4.5 stars), Customer Service (4.5 stars). Read the 2022 Online Broker Review.
The Dime Buyback program does not apply to futures options. Exchange and regulatory fees still apply.
Other than CME Equity Index contracts, which trade 24/6, all other futures markets are available through the E*TRADE platform nearly 24 hours a day, six days a week (Sunday 5 p.m. CT to Friday 4 p.m. CT). For more information on futures contract trade specifications, including, tick size, tick value, margin requirements, and trading hours, visit etrade.com/futures.
To place a naked equity call or put trade (Levels 3 and 4) you must have margin equity of at least $5,000 in your margin account. At Levels 3 and 4, margin customers will be allowed to enter naked short put positions. These positions will be subject to the naked maintenance margin requirement rather than the cash-secured requirement.
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Throughout 2023, ETS and ETCM will be transitioning existing clients to MSSB. Learn more about this transition.
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