The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) Option Chain

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Call and put options are quoted in a table called a chain sheet. The chain sheet shows the price, volume and open interest for each option strike price and expiration month.

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Option Chain for The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW)

Calls "Calls" is an option that gives the holder the right to buy the underlying asset. Last "Last Sale" is the most recent trade. Chg "Change" is the difference between a day's last trade and the previous day's last trade. Bid "Bid" is the price a potential buyer is willing to pay for a security. Sometimes also used in the contect of takeovers where one corporation is bidding for (trying to buy) another corporation. In trading, we have the bid-ask spread which is the difference between what buyers are willing to pay and what sellers are asking for in terms of price. Ask "Ask" is the quoted ask, or the lowest price an investor will accept to sell a stock. Practically speaking, this is the quoted offer at which an investor can buy shares of stock; also called the offer price. Vol "Volume" is the daily number of shares of a security that change hands between a buyer and a seller. Also known as volume traded. Open Int "Open Interest" is the total number of derivatives contracts traded that have not yet been liquidated either by an offsetting derivative transaction or by delivery. Root Strike "Strike" is the index value at which the buyer of the option can buy or sell the underlying stock index. The strike index is converted to a dollar value by multiplying by the option's contract multiple. Puts "Put" is an option granting the right to sell the underlying futures contract. Opposite of a call. Last "Last Sale" is the most recent trade. Chg "Change" is the difference between a day's last trade and the previous day's last trade. Bid "Bid" is the price a potential buyer is willing to pay for a security. Sometimes also used in the contect of takeovers where one corporation is bidding for (trying to buy) another corporation. In trading, we have the bid-ask spread which is the difference between what buyers are willing to pay and what sellers are asking for in terms of price. Ask "Ask" is the quoted ask, or the lowest price an investor will accept to sell a stock. Practically speaking, this is the quoted offer at which an investor can buy shares of stock; also called the offer price. Vol "Volume" is the daily number of shares of a security that change hands between a buyer and a seller. Also known as volume traded. Open Int "Open Interest" is the total number of derivatives contracts traded that have not yet been liquidated either by an offsetting derivative transaction or by delivery.
Aug 21, 2015 3.40 2.75 3.10 0 1048 SCHW 32 Aug 21, 2015 0.20 0.05 0.15 0 5383
Aug 21, 2015 1.80 1.70 2.15 0 1208 SCHW 33 Aug 21, 2015 0.25 0.15 0.20 0 10282
Aug 21, 2015 1.25 0.50 1.15 1.25 114 1945 SCHW 34 Aug 21, 2015 0.40 -0.45 0.35 0.40 45 10916
Aug 21, 2015 0.65 0.20 0.60 0.70 200 1295 SCHW 35 Aug 21, 2015 1.10 0.75 0.85 0 471
Aug 21, 2015 0.20 0.20 0.35 0 3569 SCHW 36 Aug 21, 2015 1.45 1.30 1.50 0 94
Aug 21, 2015 0.16 0.15 0 627 SCHW 37 Aug 21, 2015 2.15 2.50 0
Aug 21, 2015 0.08 0.10 0 20 SCHW 38 Aug 21, 2015 3.00 3.30 0

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