Advanced Options

In the "Advanced Options" frame are shown the futures and the options for a given contract. Basically the "Advanced Options" frame consists of 2 tables:

- Futures table - contains information related to the future contract

- Options tables - contains information relates to the option contracts for a given future contract

Besides these tables the "Advanced Options" frame contains:

- one bar between the futures table and the options table with the P/L, the Delta and the Gamma

- one bar at the bottom of the frame with the Rate of interest, and two check boxes, Show Calls and Show Puts to show/hide the calls and the puts tables

The "Advanced Options" tables are organized in tabs corresponding to the contract months. An options table is made up of 3 sub-tables:

- Calls table - contains the information related to the calls

- Strikes table - is a symmetrical table, it contains the strikes column in the centre and the calls columns on the left side and the puts columns on the right side

- Puts table - contains the information related to the puts


Drag-and-drop

There is drag-and-drop at column level. You can change the order of the columns in a table simply by drag-and-drop. You can change the order of the columns only in the Futures table and in the Calls and Puts tables.

Scrolling

Buttons for vertical scrolling in the Options table (placed above the strikes column):

"go to bottom" - this will go to the bottom of the table
"one row forward" - this will go down one row
"one row backward" - this will go up one row
"go to top" - this will go to the top of the table

Buttons for horizontal scrolling in the Futures table (placed under the contract field):

"go to first " - this will go to the first column
"one step backward" - this will go one step to the left
"one step forward" - this will go one step to the right
"go to last " - this will go to the last column

Futures Columns

Last Open
Order Entry Close
Monetary Value High
Bid Low
Ask Previous Settlement
Net Change Volume
NC% Timestamp
Open Interest

Options Columns

Last Usr. Volatility
Monetary Value Usr. Variance
Net Change Usr. Fair Value
NC% Volatility Chart
Bid Implied Volatility
Ask Days to Exp.
High Exp. Date
Low Delta
Open Interest Gamma
Previous Settlement Rho
Volume Theta
Timestamp Vega

Fixed Columns

Last Usr. Volatility
Monetary Value Usr. Variance
Net Change Usr. Fair Value
NC% Volatility Chart
Bid Implied Volatility
Ask Days to Exp.
High Exp. Date
Low Delta
Order Entry Gamma
Volume Rho
Timestamp Theta
Vega

Popup Menu

If you right click a strike row a popup menu will appear.

The Call/Put Monetary Value - this item triggers a dialog that contains the monetary value and two buttons to place orders.

Straddle/Strangle Monetary Value - this item triggers a dialog that contains the straddle/strangle of two option contracts.

Call/Put Contract Details - this item triggers a dialog that contains the contract details.

Call/Put Real-time Snapshot - shows the real-time snapshot for the option strike selected by the user. This can be accessed by right-clicking on the strike price and selecting either "Call Real-time Snapshot" or "Put Real-time Snapshot". From this screen, the user can proceed directly to entering an order by clicking on either the "Buy"or "Sell" buttons. The quantity could be specified at Order Entry Properties - Order Quantity.

   

Call/Put Time & Sales - opens the "Time & Sales" window for the contract which was selected.

Put/Call Charts - this item will trigger a chart for the selected option contract.

Copy - copies into the clipboard the selected cells and they can be pasted in Excel.

Options - contains all the items from the toolbar.


C and P keystrokes also invoke snapshot: You can also invoke snapshot by pressing C for call real-time snapshot and P for put real time snapshot.
Home key up/down key: You can go up and down through the table by pressing the up/down keys.
Buy and Sell buttons directly from Snapshot dialog: From the snapshot dialog you can place an order directly by pressing buy/sell button.

See Order Entry in Advanced Options

See Advanced Options Toolbar components

See Advanced Options example

See Advanced Options Key Bindings

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