Tools
Nifty gizmos to help you trade smarter.

What better way to get familiar with derivatives than with real-deal practice? Start learning at The Options Institute with Cboe's Data and Access Solutions tools. We designed them to help you apply your options pricing knowledge and amp up your decision-making skills.

Options calculator

Want to speak the language of options fluently? Like, maybe you read about the Black-Scholes Model but wonder how the heck it's part of options trading? We've got you. Our options calculator is an intuitive and easy-to-use tool for new traders and seasoned vets, all powered by Cboe's All Access APIs. You can customize your inputs or select a symbol to generate theoretical price and Greek values. And just like that, your trading decisions will be based on more well-calculated…well, calculations.

Trade alert

It's pretty obvious that real time alerts are critical for efficient and informed decision making. That's where Cboe's Trade Alert comes into play — the global leader in providing order flow data that can be as broad (or granular) as you want. Now's the time to leverage Trade Alert's powerful insights and confidently adapt your trading decisions.

Trade optimizer

So many options, so…well, not nearly enough time. Yup, an abundance of choices can be both an advantage and also overwhelming. Protect your most important commodity — time — with the LiveVol Trade Optimizer. Now it's super easy to test and evaluate your trade ideas. Using target price and date, the Optimizer quickly helps identify new strategies based on return on investment (ROI).

Variance calculator

Already familiar with variance futures? Wanna experiment with all that stuff you know? Maybe you're wondering how to convert volatility into variance? That's a lot of questions, and Cboe's Variance Calculator provides a lot of answers. It'll help you perform useful variance calculations and enable you to learn more about the S&P 500 Variance Futures.

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