Options Research

Options Tools and Research

At Schwab, options traders can use our options research tools to place trades and get research in real-time. Explore the advantages of trading Options at Schwab including low commissions and per contract fees.

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Identify Trading Opportunities Using Our Options Tools & Research
Trade Assessor

This tool allows you to find and select potential trades that correspond to your opinion of an underlying security or an index. Additional trade related criteria are used to narrow the search such as change in volatility, profit %, amount invested, max gain or loss, assigned rate of return and more. Move quickly from discovery to order entry by selecting trade links from within the results.

Full Option Chains

View detailed Option Chains with real time quotes. Easily locate in and out of the money options. See quote details and open interest at a glance. Search for options on stocks, indices, and ETFs.

Robust Options Screening
Customizable Screeners

Specify exact options screening criteria such as implied volatility or a specific static or assigned rate of return. Because options traders need to have an opinion about the underlying security before they select an options strategy, many of the same criteria you would use to find stock trading candidates are also available in this tool.

Predefined Screeners

While the Customizable Screeners have far more robust functionality, the Pre-Defined Screeners are simpler to use. Screen using over 10 different predefined strategies or modify our predefined screens to fit your needs.

Schwab Options Webinars and Commentary

Hear about the essentials of trading options in our Understanding Options Center, designed to provide a comprehensive overview of options education for beginners. Clients can access information about about options characteristics and terminology, options strategies along with detailed examples of each. You can also stay current on options strategies with live online and prerecorded seminars and articles on a variety of topics, no matter what your level of options trading experience and explore Schwab's extensive Options Article Library to get timely and insightful Options commentary from the Schwab Center for Financial Research.

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Options carry a high level of risk and are not suitable for all investors. Certain requirements must be met to trade options through Schwab. Please read the options disclosure document titled "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options."