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Real Time Option Quote Help

  1. How do I retrieve an option quote?
  2. How many option quotes am I entitled to?
  3. What is an option?
  4. What does "call" mean?
  5. What does "put" mean?
  6. Why am I receiving an error message when I click on a link from the option page?
  7. Are futures options provided?
  8. Who should I contact if I have a question that isn't answered here?

How do I retrieve an option quote?

Choose the "Option Quotes" link located on the left navigation bar. This will take you to the option page. At this point you need to enter either a ticker symbol or the exact option symbol (if you already know it). If you type in the ticker symbol, you will be presented with a list of option ticker symbols. You may click on any one of those symbols or you may type it in the ticker box and click "go."

How many option quotes am I entitled to?

You are entitled to a total of 100 FREE real-time quotes (stock and option) per day.

What is an option?

A stock option is a contract which represents the right to buy or sell shares of the underlying security. Purchasing a stock option contract signifies that you have the option to buy or sell, but does not obligate you to purchase or sell actual shares of the underlying stock.

What does "call" mean?

A stock option contract that gives its owner the right to purchase shares of the underlying stock.

What does "put" mean?

A stock option contract that gives its owner the right to sell shares of the underlying stock.

Why am I receiving an error message when I click on a link from the options list?

For some stock options that are lightly traded, often there is no information available. However, this may change day to day. If a lightly traded option becomes heavily traded then quote information will appear for that option.

Are futures options provided?

No. We do not provide futures options at this time.

Who should I contact if I have a question that isn't answered here?

You may contact our customer service department at Foxmarketwire@thomsoninvest.net.


 
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