Looking to trade a spread over different expirations, but don't see it listed in the strategy menu? Well, no need to panic. Since a calendar or diagonal spans different expirations, you'll need to build the trade manually when employing a calendar or diagonal spread.
Instructions to set up a calendar or diagonal order
Build it manually by clicking the bid & ask price
Below, we'll use a SPY short put calendar spread as an example by selling the Oct18 297 put and buying the Sep20 297 put. The number of displayed strikes was reduced to display these examples. No matter how your Table view displays, you always start selecting your long or short leg. To learn how to adjust the number of strike prices displayed in the table, please click here.