Getting Started With Options

This is where you'll find the basics. What's a call? What's a put? Whether it's a call or a put, your option contract will have a specific strike price. Also -- and this is one of the big differences between stock ownership and options trading -- your option will expire on a specified date. Options trading comes with its own lingo, which sometimes scares off beginners. This is the section where you'll learn how to translate that lingo. You'll learn intrinsic value and time decay, and what it means to be in the money, out of the money and at the money. Read this section first before moving on to more advanced topics.

Getting Started With Options

Questions & Answers

We've got answers. Our team of experts stand ready to answer any questions you have regarding options trading. Each trading day we will select one question to answer from all those submitted. These questions have been archived below for your ongoing perusal. Hopefully, this will quickly become an extensive library of educational material. In order for this to be such a resource, we ask but one thing — we need your questions. They can be as simple or as complex as you like, and we will try to answer a fair sampling on both ends of that spectrum.

Options Trading Glossary

Schaeffer's Education Image Can't decide whether you should be bullish or bearish? Have yet to understand the concept behind the straddle? This glossary will give you the terms you need to get by in the world of options trading. The glossary has been divided into sections to make it easier for you to navigate. Click below to get started.

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