When you line up a trade you can see a visualizations of profit, loss, and breakeven areas during order entry. We'll go over where you can view the profit, loss, and breakeven zones during order entry in each platform.
The green shaded area will mark the profit zone, a red shaded area will represent the loss zone, and the gray shaded area represents the breakeven. The orange shaded area is the expected move. To learn more about the expected move, please click here. To learn how to calculate max profit, loss, and breakeven points for all types of options strategies then click here.
In the example below, let's line up an order to sell one Sep 15, 2017, put at the 244 strike for a $2.08 credit. The profit/loss and breakeven zones are based upon the stock’s current market price.
The expected move, profit zone, loss zone, and breakeven zone are visualized on the curve view as well.
When lining up a trade in the table view or curve view you can see a visualization of profit, breakeven and loss areas inside the Curve view. If you are using the table view to build an order, then click “Curve” on the top left-hand corner of the Trade window to see a profit and loss visualization.
The green shaded area will mark the profit zone, a red shaded area will represent the loss zone, and the gray shaded area represents the breakeven.
When lining up an order, the profit and loss zone is displayed when using the Table or Curve mode. Below are examples of the profit/loss zones and well as the expected move displayed in both trade modes.