Options chain

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.
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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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