The New Options Chain is a Game Changer

Who says? ... The U.S. Patent Office!

Interested in AAPL? Find the Best Options to Buy Today

United States Patent No. 11,004,151

   The Problem    

Over my career, I realized that the Options industry has a problem. A BIG problem!

99% of investors don’t understand How to Buy Options the right way. That includes the Professionals!

More specifically, they struggle to answer 2 basic Options questions…

  1. When do I use Options?
  2. Which Strike Price do I choose & Why?

If you can’t answer these questions, then you will LOSE over time. And I would argue it’s a mathematical certainty. How incredible is that?

Let's run that back...

  • 2 basic Options questions.
  • 99% don’t know the answers. (I'll prove it!)
  • If you don’t know the answers, then you will lose.
  • And there is NO education that teaches you the answers.

Do you see the problem????

The reality is that the available Options Education IS the problem. It’s misdirected. And incomplete!

   The Solution  

I built OptionsGeek.com to solve that problem.

Inside OptionsGeek, you’ll learn how to Buy Options like the Top 1% of investors in the world, which means…

You’ll learn How to Gain an Advantage.

To do that, I had to reinvent Options Education with new concepts and a new approach.

I also had to create a new interactive, yet simple Options Chain that finally gives you the answers needed to profit.

And then spent almost a decade convincing the U.S. Patent Office that The New Options Chain is, in fact, New … and improves the process of choosing the right option!

  • Historical 

  • Your View

  • Sentiment

  • VOLUME

  • Open Interest

  • HELP

  • Details

Historical Data

Tools - NOC - Historical Date

Right under the Ticker Input Box, you can find the calendar. Click on it and call any date in the past to see all the Unusual Options Activity on that day. The calendar goes back approximately 15 weeks.

It will come in handy when you want to recreate historical flow and see how the board was set up at that time.

The New Options Chain
is a Game Changer

Who says?
The U.S. Patent Office!

Interested in AAPL? Find the Best Options to Buy Today

United States Patent No. 11,004,151

   The Problem    

Over my career, I realized that the Options industry has a problem. A BIG problem!

99% of investors don’t understand How to Buy Options the right way. That includes the Professionals!

More specifically, they struggle to answer 2 basic Options questions…

  • When do I use Options?
  • Which Strike Price do I choose
    & Why?

If you can’t answer these questions, then you will LOSE over time. And I would argue it’s a mathematical certainty. How incredible is that?

Let's run that back...

  • 2 basic Options questions.
  • 99% don’t know the answers. (I'll prove it!)
  • If you don’t know the answers, then you will lose.
  • And there is NO education that teaches you the answers.

Do you see the problem????

The reality is that the available Options Education IS the problem. 

It’s misdirected.

And incomplete!

   The Solution  

I built OptionsGeek.com to solve that problem.

Inside OptionsGeek, you’ll learn how to Buy Options like the Top 1% of investors in the world, which means…

You’ll learn How to Gain an Advantage.

To do that, I had to reinvent Options Education with new concepts and a new approach.

I also had to create a new interactive, yet simple Options Chain that finally gives you the answers needed to profit.

And then spent almost a decade convincing the U.S. Patent Office that The New Options Chain is, in fact, New … and improves the process of choosing the right option!

  • Historical 

  • Your View

  • Sentiment

  • VOLUME

  • Open Interest

  • HELP

  • Details

Historical Data

Tools - NOC - Historical Date

Right under the Ticker Input Box, you can find the calendar. Click on it and call any date in the past to see all the Unusual Options Activity on that day. The calendar goes back approximately 15 weeks.

It will come in handy when you want to recreate historical flow and see how the board was set up at that time.

The New Options Chain


Find the Best Call Options to Buy Today! (Puts, too)

Just Enter Your Expectations and Land the Pointer in the Unshaded Area

Best Call options to Buy Today

This free Options Chain buys data from Trade Alert / CBOE

A. Enter your Stock Ticker (“AAPL”) and Press GO.  Stock Price info appears to the right (a) with a refresh button and on the Options Chain (white triangles). The Options Chain for that stock will populate and default to the nearest expiration. 

B. Click to choose an Expiration Date. The Options Chain will populate for that particular date. You may hover over the “D” (Dividends) or “E” (Earnings) to see more information.

C. The “RR$,” the Risk-Reward Breakeven Price, determines the market’s expected Stock Price at Expiration which balances the Risk and the Reward for that option. (Unique concept)

D. Enter your Target Stock Price here.

E. After entering a Target Stock Price, a Blue Pointer may appear. The Pointer indicates the best call option to buy today (or put option) given your inputs. Then Top 1% look for options in the unshaded area.

F. Adjust the dial to reflect your Confidence Level on the Target Stock Price. 0% shows no confidence. 100% leaves no doubt. The default is set to 80% as a reminder that buying options are meant for the highest confidence trades.

G. Red messages may pop up with the intention to guide you toward the unshaded area or warn you about your inputs. 

H. You may remove or add the shading by pressing this button.

I. This “3M Sentiment” gauge measures the market’s bullish or bearish sentiment using Skew. Max bullish would be a complete blue line. No blue line indicates max bearish sentiment. Neutral sentiment would have the blue line reach the middle.

J. “1M ATM IV” is the IV ranking over the last 30 days. A complete blue line indicates Max High IV. No blue line indicates a max Low IV.

K. “OI” stands for “Open Interest.” By clicking here, you are transferred to the Open Interest Tool.

L. Click any Volume data to find further details on that particular option.

M. The “i” within the blue circle near “Calls” and “Puts” opens more detailed information useful in making your decision.

After Clicking the Volume data (L)...

Options Flow Trade Detail

A. The option detail, including Volume for the day (VOL), Open Interest (OI), Implied Volatility for that option (IVOL) and the absolute change in the Implied Volatility (CHG).

B. Today’s stock chart (green line) with Implied Volatility (yellow line) plotted against time.

C. A histogram chart of options volumes aggregated each minute plotted against time.

D. Detailed information including Time of Sale, Volume, Premium, % traded on the Bid or Ask, Stock Reference at the time of the trade, IV, and a tally of contracts traded as “Spreads” (Options Spreads or Stock & Options Trades). Data is aggregated and averaged each minute.

After Clicking the blue-circled "i" button (M)...

Details on how to buy the best call options today

A. You can change the premium price to be the bid, ask, or mid. It defaults to the "Ask."

B. “ITM” is the Percentage Probability that the Stock will expire In-the-Money. This number is derived from the Black-Scholes Formula. 

C. The Green shaded area contains the Options Margin of Safety or “OMS”, Edge, and Actual.  The OMS is unique $ amount explained in 3 Steps to Profit. Edge refers to the Mathematical Edge embedded in that option given your inputs. The Actual column calculates the % gain for each option at expiration with the Stock Price at your Target.

D. “H” indicates the Highest value in that column. I.e. Edge & Actual.

What are You Waiting for? 

The New Options Chain


Find Opportunity Just

Like the Top 1% Do

Just Enter Your Expectations and Land the Pointer in the Unshaded Area

AAPL2 New Options Chain Options Tool Lander

Click on image to enlarge

A. Enter your Stock Ticker (“AAPL”) and Press GO.  Stock Price info appears to the right (a) with a refresh button and on the Options Chain (white triangles). The Options Chain for that stock will populate and default to the nearest expiration. 

B. Click to choose an Expiration Date. The Options Chain will populate for that particular date. You may hover over the “D” (Dividends) or “E” (Earnings) to see more information.

C. The “RR$,” the Risk-Reward Breakeven Price, determines the market’s expected Stock Price at Expiration which balances the Risk and the Reward for that option. (Unique concept)

D. Enter your Target Stock Price here.

E. After entering a Target Stock Price, a Blue Pointer may appear. The Pointer indicates the best option for you to buy given your inputs. Then Top 1% look for options in the unshaded area.

F. Adjust the dial to reflect your Confidence Level on the Target Stock Price. 0% shows no confidence. 100% leaves no doubt. The default is set to 80% as a reminder that buying options are meant for the highest confidence trades.

G. Red messages may pop up with the intention to guide you toward the unshaded area or warn you about your inputs. 

H. You may remove or add the shading by pressing this button.

I. This “3M Sentiment” gauge measures the market’s bullish or bearish sentiment using Skew. Max bullish would be a complete blue line. No blue line indicates max bearish sentiment. Neutral sentiment would have the blue line reach the middle.

J. “1M ATM IV” is the IV ranking over the last 30 days. A complete blue line indicates Max High IV. No blue line indicates a max Low IV.

K. “OI” stands for “Open Interest.” By clicking here, you are transferred to the Open Interest Tool.

L. Click any Volume data to find further details on that particular option.

M. The “i” within the blue circle near “Calls” and “Puts” opens more detailed information useful in making your decision.


After Clicking the Volume data (L)...

AAPL3 New Options Chain Options Tool Lander

Click on image to enlarge

A. The option detail, including Volume for the day (VOL), Open Interest (OI), Implied Volatility for that option (IVOL) and the absolute change in the Implied Volatility (CHG).

B. Today’s stock chart (green line) with Implied Volatility (yellow line) plotted against time.

C. A histogram chart of options volumes aggregated each minute plotted against time.

D. Detailed information including Time of Sale, Volume, Premium, % traded on the Bid or Ask, Stock Reference at the time of the trade, IV, and a tally of contracts traded as “Spreads” (Options Spreads or Stock & Options Trades). Data is aggregated and averaged each minute.


After Clicking the blue-circled "i" button (M)...

AAPL4 New Options Chain Options Tool Lander

Click on image to enlarge

A. You can change the premium price to be the bid, ask, or mid. It defaults to the mid.

B. “ITM” is the Percentage Probability that the Stock will expire In-the-Money. This number is derived from the Black-Scholes Formula. The range shown is between 5% and 85%.

C. The Green shaded area contains the Options Margin of Safety or “OMS”, Edge, and Actual.  The OMS is unique $ amount explained in 3 Steps to Profit. Edge refers to the Mathematical Edge embedded in that option given your inputs. The Actual column calculates the % gain for each option at expiration with the Stock Price at your Target.

D. “H” indicates the Highest value in that column. I.e. Edge & Actual.