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  • Option Positions (Underlying, Strategy, Expiration)

    View your option positions and strategy pairings in your choice of three groupings: by underlying, by strategy, or by expiration using the option views available from the main navigation under the Accounts tab. These views, made available to customers whose accounts are approved to trade options, provide G/L information, margin requirements, and current values, among many other fields.

    Option Groupings - Choose how you would like to view your positions and strategies:

    • Options by Underlying

      Positions and strategies will be grouped by the underlying security in alphabetical order.

    • Options by Strategy

      Positions and strategies will be grouped by the strategy in alphabetical order.

    • Options by Expiration

      Positions and strategies will be grouped from the nearest contract expiration date to the furthest expiration. Strategies with more than one expiration will be grouped by the nearest expiration in the strategy. Positions with no expiration date will appear after the farthest expiration date.

    • Read more on Option Basics and Strategy Definitions.

    Option Positions Summary

    • Topline Totals

      Get the total market value, gain/loss since previous close (today's gain/loss) and gain/loss since purchase (total gain/loss) for all positions in the account from the topline summary data, located above the positions grid. Mouse over the Market Value balance field to get the Total Account Value balance and to view any pending activity not reflected in the Market Value (e.g. Cash Debit or Cash Credit from Unsettled Activity, Margin Debit or Credit balance, etc.).

    • Bottom-line

      Use the totals displayed below your positions to view Today's Gain/Loss, Total Gain/Loss, Basis, Market Value, and Margin Requirement for the stock and option positions displayed in the grid.

      To summarize, the totals at the top of the grid reflect all positions in the account. The totals at the bottom of the grid reflect your stock and option positions.

    In-the-Money Contracts

    For contracts that are in-the-money, an orange bar will appear to the right of the position.


    Use right click, action menu or Bid / Ask on the strategy row to easily close or trade a strategy. Using either menu will prefill a trading ticket with the contract information and other order details to ensure faster access to the markets. The right click and action menus on each contract row will allow quick trading of individual contract legs.

    Customize the Option Positions Display

    Data can be displayed and reordered by dragging and dropping columns. You can also customize column width using your mouse. To add, remove, or reorder columns, select Manage and then select Add & Remove Columns. You can also right-click on the column header to add and remove specific columns. In the Strategy column, use the arrows located on the far left to expand or collapse the rows. Use the arrow located to the left of the Strategies column header to collapse all the data rows. (All data is shown by default.) To export, right-click on the tool to send your option positions data to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (.xls) or a CSV file(.csv).

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