Spot, filter and measure unusual options flow like never before.
Track unusual options flow in real-time
View and measure unusually large directional options trades (known as options flow) that are abnormally large or aggressive as they happen.
Spot unusual options trades without the noise
Track options volume, trade size by strike price and expiration date to identify large directional bets
Visualize & filter options flow powerful new way
With TrendSpider's unusual options scatterplot chart, you can easily identify the biggest bets with a passing glance.
Spot block options trades & options sweeps in real time
Large options trades that aggressively hit the bid or ask can indicate a big money directional bet.
Identify smaller but repeating options trades visually
Large trades are often executed in small chunks making them difficult to spot for retail traders.
A new, superior way to track unusual options flow activity
Unusual options activity can reveal large directional bets or hedges by large money players. Traders often look to this data to identify potential opportunities. The challenge with this type of analysis, is it can be difficult to spot and even more difficult to understand. TrendSpider makes it easy to find and analyze these large directional options trades using simple and powerful visualizations that are integrated directly into your charting platform.
Visualize unusual options flow with powerful and easy-to-read charts
Make sense of the noise and cut through the market's clutter by using TrendSpider's proprietary visualizations to quickly spot meaningful options activity. Use the slider controls to adjust by expiration date, premium paid and strike price.
Quickly quantify and compare the size and direction of unusual options traders
TrendSpider will automatically sort, organize and list all unusual options trades that are detected for a specific symbol. In addition, it will generate background bar charts to help you compare the trades to each other. Using this, you can quickly spot the largest directional options bets visually right in the sidebar widget.
Make unusual options flow part your overall stock trading strategy
Watching options flow isn't a silver bullet. Nothing is. But it can be a very valuable tool to integrate into your overall trading strategy. If you see a chart that looks bullish to you, and the options flow confirms that there are many directional bets that agree with you, it can add conviction and confidence to your trading decisions.
Separate the meaningful options trades from the noise quickly and easily
Unusual options are large trades that are initiated typically by institutional traders, hedge funds or other professional investors. Two types of unusual options trades are identified by TrendSpider:
- Options Block Trades. In this type of trade, the position size is compared to the average trade size for that particular contract, the trade volume makes up a meaningful portion of the open interest, the transaction has a minimum premium of $20,000 and is placed at the bid or ask for the contract.
- Options Sweep Trades. In this transaction, a group of trades hits the tape within 250 milliseconds of each other that hit the bid or ask at least 75% of the time and have a minimum value of $20,000. This type of transaction suggests a high frequency directional bet.
Being able to quickly and easily identify these types of trades gives you a window into the mindset of "smart money" investors. When used with other forms of analysis, unusual options data can offer additional confirmation or cause for concern that you may otherwise miss.
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