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Options Chain

A listing of all quotes for an option, organized according by security. For example, given stock X, an option chain lists all prices, strike prices on all calls, and puts available for that stock.

Options chain.

Options chains are charts showing all the options currently available on a particular underlying instrument.

A chain, also called an options string, provides the latest price quotes for all those contracts as well as the most recent price for the underlying instrument and whether that price is up or down.

Because all this information is available in one place, options chains allow you to assess the market for a particular option quickly and easily. They're a popular feature of online trading and financial information sites.

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Wells Financial Holdings Limited newly enhanced online trading platforms also include: updated options chains with timely streaming data; Good Til Cancelled (GTC) Trailing Stop Orders on mostly open equities positions to shield earnings and limit losses by instantly modifying a client's exit price as the value of the security increases; Symbol Entry Field Drop-Down Menus designed for quicker and easier access to the latest securities viewed and traded; more improved and better capabilities for traders to print breaking news and important data that could impact their individual trading strategies and trading style; and support system from Microsoft Vista Operating System.
NEW YORK -- E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ETFC) today announced the introduction of voice recognition on E*TRADE Mobile for iPhone, enabling users to access stock quotes, news and options chains, navigate to their portfolios and launch a stock order ticket, all with the power of their own voice.
Streaming real time quotes -- Streaming Level 2 quotes for market depth -- Streaming options chains -- Streaming news including portfolio-based, sector-based and topic-based -- Streaming charts with advanced technical studies -- Integrated stock screener -- Streaming US and global indices -- Streaming real time market movers -- Historical data -- Comprehensive research, including company financial data and filings -- Sector heat maps -- Completely customizable interface and portfolios -- Ability to track up to 10 portfolios
Up-to-the-minute market news, quotes and charts, plus alerts, detailed options chains and the latest market commentary and research
Enhanced Options Chains with more customization power (the option chain tells investors the various strike prices, expiration dates, and whether they are calls or puts).
optionsXpress will integrate the new penny pricing capability within its popular Xspreads(sm) toolkit, which improves on the traditional spread trading process with intuitive trade tickets, easy to use options chains and pre-trade price improvement opportunities.
Futures Options - Long an industry leader in the development of easy-to-use options chains, optionsXpress has expanded its offering within futures options, giving traders easy access to more futures options information via separate call and put pages.
Advanced Options Functionality -- Multi-Leg Options -- place multi-leg options strategies in a single order from an integrated trading screen -- Top 10 Lists -- gain greater insight into the options market by sorting for the highest ranking put/call volumes, percentage gains/losses, or advancers/decliners -- Real-Time Option Chains -- view real-time, streaming options chains and enter your strategies all from the same window -- Greeks -- instantaneously monitor Delta Gamma, Theta, Vega, Rho and Implied volatilities in real-time while trading your strategies -- Pricing Models -- calculate an options price and Greeks in real-time with the Hypothetical Pricing Model Options Trading Expertise & Educational Support
Volatility Chain - Provides a quick and comprehensive view of a security's historical and implied volatility for all available options chains.
Options traders need huge volumes of market data delivered to them as fast as possible, where fractions of a second in bringing up options chains are vital to their success," said Donald Wilson, COO of Belzberg Technologies.
Options chains displaying options for the underlying symbol
25 per contract, and added significant enhancements to its OptionsEdge trading center, including advanced options chains and analyses that provide investors with an easy way to research and execute a variety of sophisticated options strategies.