Learn about options trading, from how to place your first options trade to more advanced topics.

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks are lower following a string of up days as all eyes turn to Nvidia's quarterly earnings report after the bell.

Weekly Trader's Outlook

The bulls continue to control momentum, but the technical set-up plus Nvidia earnings may translate into a bifurcated move next week.

Ex-Dividend Dates: Understanding Dividend Risk

When holding an in-the-money call option on a stock that's about to pay a dividend, be aware of dividend risks and how they can impact an investment.

The Risks of Options Assignment

Before entering an options trade, traders should consider the possibility of early assignment. Learn more about assignment and how to help reduce the risks associated with it.

Form 1099-B: Cost Basis and Options Trading

Learn what cost basis is, where to find it on Form 1099-B, and what option traders might expect with their Form 1099-B.

Getting Started with Options

This webcast is carefully structured to help new option traders along the leverage learning curve. Your education coach will introduce you to options terminology, clarify the common opportunities and risks, and explain the associated rights and obligations to help you become more confident with your understanding of options trading.

Trading Covered Calls & Short Puts

In this webcast, your education coach will discuss how and when some options traders might employ the covered call strategy in their income portfolios. Expect a balanced education on the potential benefits and risks of this strategy, and explore the tools that can help you implement it.

Calculating Risk on Vertical Options Spreads

When trading vertical options spreads, the maximum risk and profit potential are defined and relatively straightforward to calculate. Here's how to assess the risk parameters.

Options Greeks: Gamma Explained

As stock options get closer to expiration, options prices can change quickly. Understanding options gamma could help traders better manage their stock options positions.