Trading Options

For the more experienced investor, a how-to for options trading on Scotia iTRADE.

Options trading can form an important part of a successful investment portfolio. At Scotia iTRADE®, we give you the power to trade options easily and track the ups and downs of the market. Our Trading options section gives the more experienced investor an introduction to options trading.

Any kind of investing, including options trading, is easier with the right tools. At Scotia iTRADE we offer a variety of platforms that give you power and flexibility:

  • Scotia iTRADE FlightDesk® - Our fully customizable, FlightDesk brings you streaming real-time data and news, easy-to-access options chains, advanced charting with in-depth technical analysis and more.
  • Web-based Trading - Get access to US and Canadian options markets, options chains, options analysis, customizability and real-time account information, right in your web browser.
Options Fundamentals 1:09 min
Level: Novice. Individual investors have more investment options than they often realize! This workshop will introduce a new world of opportunities as our instructor presents the building blocks of options trading including terminology, the concepts of exercise and assignment, and pricing variables. You will also be given an overview of basic option strategies as well as practical examples to illustrate their respective risk/reward profile. Presented by: Montreal Exchange
Options As A Hedging Strategy 1:03 min
Level: Intermediate. This webinar is designed for investors who wish to protect a stock position at little or no cost. Our instructor will introduce the collar strategy as an alternative to the protective put strategy for those investors who are willing to forego potential upside in exchange for peace of mind! As an investor, you will learn that protection does not always come at a high price! Presented by: Montreal Exchange
Advanced Option Strategies 0:58 min
Level: Advanced. Join us as we look at advanced option strategiesóstraddles and strangles. Our instructor will depict the risk/reward profile of each strategy and how they are related to volatility. During this workshop, you will also learn how straddles and strangles can be used in anticipation of earnings announcements, product launches, economic announcements, law suits or legal rulings,and patent or product approvals. Presented by: Montreal Exchange
The Power of the Put Option 0:59 min
Level: Intermediate. In this session you will learn how to use conservative "Put" strategies for managing risk and increasing your chance to profit in the markets while prices are dropping. Learn time tested strategies, used by professional traders, for limitin risk and maximizing your profits. Presenter: AJ Monte, CMT, The Market Guys

What are Options?
Teaches you what options are.
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Why use Options?
An introduction to options including potential benefits
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Options Pricing
Introducing the potential difference between stock price and strike price, and how that gives options their value.
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Trading Options teaches how to trade on Scotia iTRADE®. If you're looking for more general information about options, visit our Options page.

Understanding an Options Listing
A key step in learning to trade options is understanding each element in an Options Listing. This detailed look provides clear explanations and examples.
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