Here is a visual explanation to help you understand each component of an option order. Let’s break it down.
A ticker symbol or stock symbol is an abbreviation used to uniquely identify publicly traded shares of a particular stock on a particular stock market.
The option expiration date is when the option expires. If the option is out of the money at the expiration date, then it just expires worthless.
The strike price of an option is a fixed price at which the owner of the option can buy or sell the underlying security or commodity.
Premium per contract:
This is the cost of the option per contract.
Implied volatility is a calculated estimate of the future volatility of the options prices.
This is the total premium or dollar amount paid for the order.
Here you will find additional important comments such as earnings and investor day information.
This indicates that the trader is opening a new position and not rolling an exciting position.
Filled on multiple exchanges:
When an order is filled on multiple exchanges, it is considered a sweep.
Filled at bid/ask:
This indicates whether the order was filled closer to the bid or ask price.
The number of contracts:
The total number of contracts filled in the particular order.
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