Exercising Options Upgrade

If your class includes options trading or derivatives, you have probably covered options, and how to exercise them, in great detail.

In the past, StockTrak generally discouraged students from exercising options, since it is generally more profitable to sell the option contract itself and keep the time premium. If students wanted to exercise their options, previously they would need to contact our support team.

Based on professor feedback, we have added a new Option Exercise button directly to the Open Positions page:
We still generally encourage students to trade the options directly instead of exercising – to this end, we also included a disclaimer when exercising showing the potential profit difference.

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