The option chain is a list of all available option contracts for a stock or an index. It displays all call and put options contracts with details such as expiration, strike price, volume, and price in a single frame. The strike price is at the center, and all data pertaining to calls and puts on the same strike are presented next to each other. Normally, the calls are on the left side of the option chain, and the puts are on the right side of the option chain.

Traders use the option chain to understand the dynamics and direction of price movements. It also helps to identify which options contracts are liquid and which are illiquid. An option chain provides a trader with the following information and data:

  • Strike price
  • LTP (Last Traded Price)
  • OI (Open Interest)
  • OI change in percentage
  • Greeks - Delta, Theta, Gamma, Vega
  • IV (Implied Volatility)
  • IV change
  • Long and short buildup.

Calls & Puts 

Listing of options & their prices 

Option Greeks

Help predict price movements

Max Pain

Helps predict expiry level. 

OI, OI change, OI chartsIV

Understand market sentiment

India VIX

Measures IV of NIFTY 50

PCR by Strike Price

Decide which strike price to use.

Learn more about how to access option chain click here.