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.
Getting Started With Options 1:00 min
Level: Novice. Adding options to a portfolio gives investors the ability to potentially profit in virtually any market conditions, protect and hedge a position and produce an income stream. Although more complex than stocks, options have advantages for an educated trader. Join Shawn Howell of Pro Market Advisors as he introduces you to various uses of options. Presented by: Pro Market Advisors. Password: ilearn
The Call Option 1:00 min
Level: Intermediate. In this session, you will learn more about the Call Option in relation to Technical Analysis. Call options have unlimited upside potential and losses are limited to the purchase price of the option. Learn time tested strategies, used by professional traders for limiting risk and possibly maximizing your profits. Presented by: AJ Monte of The Market Guys. Password: ilearn
The Power of the Put Option 1:03 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 limiting risk and maximizing your profits. Presented by: AJ Monte of The Market Guys. Password: ilearn
Options Pricing: Understanding The Greeks 1:16 min
Level: Advanced. The Options Greeks are a recurrent theme when discussing Options trading as they are essential risk indicator of an option price. In this webinar, our instructor will demystify this complex topic and explain how the Greeks can be used as an additional tool when creating options strategies in your portfolio. Presented by: Montreal Exchange. Password: ilearn

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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