OptionTrader for Option Trading

OptionTrader is a robust trading tool that lets you view and trade options on an underlying.


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OptionTrader displays market data for the underlying, allows you to create and manage options orders including combination orders, and provides the most complete view of available option chains, all in a single screen.

TWS OptionTrader offers trader the following benefits:
  • Configurable format.
  • Quick click order entry.
  • Manage options orders on a single screen.
  • Display Implied Volatility by contract.
  • Calculate fair value of option contracts.
  • View the Greek risk dimensions.
  • See open interest on option chains.
  • Color-coded values for quick glance information.
  • Access Trader Workstation's other integrated options tools with a single click, including IB Risk Navigator, Options Analytics and Model Navigator.



Combo Tab

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The OptionTrader Combo tab offers a quick, easy and accurate way to create and transmit a multi-leg combo order in as few as three mouse clicks. The Combo tab lets Traders:
  • Monitor price variations of the underlying in the Quote panel.
  • View all available chains or filter for specific contracts. Option chains are organized by strike and expiry, with calls on the left and puts on the right.
  • Use the Statistics panel to view open interest, volatility and volume changes, and other option-related statistics.
  • Configure the data displayed by adding or removing columns for calculated model prices, implied volatilities, open interest and the Greeks.
  • Trade in terms of volatility rather than option premium prices.
  • Submit Delta Neutral trades, for which the required stock position is automatically calculated to hedge an option's delta risk.
  • Create multiple pages for different underlying securities.
  • Add "Display size" to work large orders on an iceberg basis.
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