optionsXpress offers powerful tools for evaluating and executing
stock and options trades including streaming quotes,
real-time charting, StrategyScan and The Dragon.


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Find the trading strategy that's right for you. Scan the market for opportunities based on time frame, experience and market outlook with StrategyScan.

Enter your criteria and StrategyScan will return as many as 3 trading opportunities complete with potential profit and loss.

Choose from:
Timing: 1, 3, 6, 9 months, or 1 year.
Direction: Very Bullish to Very Bearish
Trading Level: 1,2,3,4 and 5. Note: Please consider your assigned trading level when viewing strategies based on experience level.
Investment/Risk Amount: enter the amount you are interested in investing.


Here's how it works:

  1. Enter a symbol and use the drop-down menus across the top to select the Timing, Direction, your Trading Level, and Investment/Risk amount you want (Note: If you want to limit StrategyScan to a particular strategy, select the strategy).
  2. Click the Go button on the right.
  3. View your potential trading opportunities
  4. Click on the Trade link for each strategy to create an order to be sent to the market.
Note: Each time you press the Go button, StrategyScan will look up the pricing in real time and display the results.

In the DJX example above, change the direction to Moderately Bearish if you want to see a scenario where the stock moves in the opposite direction, and so on. Change the selections, press Go, and review the results

Although StrategyScan does the math for you, it is important to understand how profit & loss is determined for each trade, especially with spread strategies. For example, in the DJX Call Back Spread shown above, the investment risk is determined as follows:


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