My option orders are not filling. Why?

Each particular option contract has its own trading volume and it is very likely that your option orders aren’t filling because those contracts have little to no volume in the real world. Even options for huge stocks like GOOG and AAPL still have much, much lower volume than the stock itself. Options on smaller company’s Read More…

               

How do I exercise options?

Options do not have to be exercised in order to realize any potential gains. In fact you actually lose money by exercising them, since you paid a time premium to buy them which is lost if you exercise the options. They can also be traded like any other security or they can be held until Read More…

               

How do I write an option?

To write an option, go to the option trading screen and select “Sell to Open”. Similarly, if you wish to close the written position, select “Buy to Close”.