Are you wondering what the expected move of a stock price will be for an options expiration cycle? Perhaps you’re trying to find out what the expected move will be for an earnings play? No matter what your motive is, viewing the expected move is simple. 


Where is the Expected Move on the Desktop Platform

First, do you have the expected move displayed?

To see if your desktop platform is displaying the expected move, then please head to the platform's Settings menu. You can reach the Settings menu by clicking the Settings gear icon , located throughout the platform. The screenshot below depicts what you will see.

Where is the expected move displayed?

A light orange bar located to the right of the strike prices indicates the expected move. If the expected move is displayed but is not appearing, then try increasing the number of displayed strikes.

Where is the Expected Move on the Web Browser Platform

First, check that you have it displayed?

To view the expected move on the web-based platform, please click the “Trade” icon  located near the top left-hand corner of the platform.

Once you open the trade window, you will want to make sure that you have the setting ‘Show the expected move’ turned on. To do this go to the trade window and click the Settings button located in the lower left-hand corner of the Trade window. The button you need to find is pictured below.

When you click on “Settings,” a window opens with several options. Make sure you select the button to the left of ‘Show range of expected move’ to make this visible.

Detailed view

Overall view

Where is the expected move displayed?

Once the “Show range of expected move” is enabled from the settings menu, the expected move is represented by the light orange shaded bar to the right of the strike prices, as illustrated below.

Where is the expected move on the Mobile Platform?

Much like the desktop platform and web-browser platform, the mobile app also displays the expected move after expanding an expiration in the Table mode. There are no settings to enable, as the expected move displays by default. The expected move is shaded orange and located immediately to the right of the strike prices.