When you do your own trades online, you definitely want a high-quality trading platform. This is essential to getting good entry and exit prices for your options trades.
Most brokers offer some kind of free trial examination of their trading platform. You should take advantage of such an offer to see whether a particular platform seems options friendly.
The most important feature is that you have real-time stock and option quotes. In today’ market, things move way too fast for you to be making decisions based on delayed quotes.
Your platform should provide a convenient means to view option chains, where you can quickly and easily identify the various strike prices and expiration months. Good platforms also show you the volume ...