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Options Desk – General Layout


The general layout of the Platform comrises of the following segments:

  1. Main Top Bar
  2. Bottom Bar
  3. Left Side Bar
  4. Right Side Bar
  5. Main Content Window

Top Bar

The Top Bar comprises of important controls as below

  1. Symbol/Instrument Lookup (Underlying)
  2. Option Symbol Dropdowns
  3. General Settings
  4. Price Chart Layers
  5. Options Chain Mode Selector
  6. To Select number of Strikes to be displayed in Options Chain Dropdown

Bottom Bar

The contents of the Bottom Bar are fixed in nature and provides quick help to get the strategy details, check ledger, Live PnL, etc. The main controls on the Bottom Bar includes:

  1. Toggle tabs
  2. Fullscreen Mode
  3. Theme Chooser (Dark/Light…)
  4. Save Settings Control
  5. Strategy Builder
  6. Trade Ledger
  7. Screener
  8. Discord Support Control
  9. Help and Shortcut keys info
  10. Bug Reporter
  11. Github Bug Reporter
Options Desk Bottom Bar

Left/Right Side Bar:

The contents in the Left, Right Sidebar and Main Contents sections are completely customizable and can house any component of your choice.

Every component within these segments are

  1. Draggable
  2. Resizable
  3. Popup-able (Multi Window Support)

An example is seen below

The Left and Right Bars house the following components by default and is configurable

Left Bar

Right Bar

Main Content Window
  • Options Chain
  • Price Chart
  • Payoff Chart
  • Volatility Surface
  • Strategy Watch
  • Options Flow
  • Strategy Chart

Main Content Window  || Panel 1: The Option Chain

The main content window houses many tabs, let’s discuss one of the most important panel i.e. the option chain. The option chain window displays all expiry series of a symbol in rows, upon clicking on the green arrow symbol ➤ of any particular series the entire option chain of various strikes of that series will fall open.

We have two important controls of the option chain on the TOP bar,

  1. Three different View of option chain, viz.
  2. Standard view
  3. Heatflow view
  4. Straddle view

Selection to display number of strikes of each series, ranging from 4 strikes to 40 strikes