Best options to buy and sell today


Straddles and strangles OptionClue screener –
for searching promising assets

The choice of assets for trading can take a long time, especially when it comes to options trading, when not only the market condition as a whole, but also stock charts as well as options prices and volatility must be taken into account. Time is the most valuable asset, therefore, when analyzing the market, we apply this screener and we are happy to share with you. This options screener simplifies the search for cheap or expensive options combinations. The screener can significantly simplify the process of selecting the most relevant assets for trading. It is designed for traders who buy or sell straddles and strangles, but it can be also applied to create options combinations, where an option price and movement potential play an important role.


Time saving

The screener is designed for options traders who value their time. It does the work for you, which would take several hours.

Trade ideas

With this tool, you will find new trading ideas based on the simple principle – buying cheap options or selling expensive ones.

Real options

A chance to meet real options even if you have a negative experience with binary options that have nothing to do with options trading and that are directed against a trader.


We’ve created 3 indexes: Alpha, Sigma and Theta that complement each other.
For the most informed decision-making, we recommend that you analyze all three indexes.

Last update of the screener: 2018-12-13 11:23 UTC.

Paid version is updated 4 times a day.


Top 10 assets to buy options
(standard sorting)
Asset Last ATR Alpha
YELP 35.85 0.88 0.08
GRUB 81.36 2.71 0.09
QCOM 57.72 1.05 0.12
AAPL 169.10 2.90 0.14
VLO 73.64 1.55 0.14
MPC 62.04 1.35 0.14
GE 6.71 0.32 0.15
TGT 67.79 1.07 0.17
VALE 13.02 0.30 0.17
JNJ 147.10 1.49 0.17

Top 10 assets to sell options
(sorting from high to low)
Asset Last ATR Alpha
GWW 287.80 7.16 2.11
USB 50.13 0.99 2.08
VUZI 5.62 0.23 1.90
FITB 24.86 0.50 1.89
PBH 33.57 0.92 1.82
HIG 41.39 0.92 1.76
MAS 29.62 0.41 1.73
PPG 103.46 1.38 1.64
VOC 4.00 0.12 1.59
PSEC 6.64 0.09 1.59

This index is useful in options trading (straddles and strangles).

Alpha index is the option’s attractiveness general index based on Sigma and Theta indexes. It takes into account conditional «high cost» or «cheapness» of options, as well as the market condition and the movement potential (flats, triangles and strong trends).

Minimum values show the «cheapest» underlying options with the greatest movement potential. The lower the index, the more attractive the purchase is.

Maximum index values show the most «expensive» underlying options with the lowest movement potential. The higher the index, the more attractive the selling of underlying option is.


Top 10 least volatile assets
(flats, triangles)
Asset Last ATR Sigma
BPI 7.92 0.34 0.52
AVEO 2.06 0.12 0.62
YELP 35.85 0.88 0.65
BZUN 36.56 2.20 0.70
BYD 24.02 1.02 0.73
MDCO 23.11 2.49 0.77
GRUB 81.36 2.71 0.77
FLEX 8.18 0.24 0.77
ACIA 42.87 1.84 0.78
DLPH 15.33 1.07 0.79

Top 10 active stocks
(sorting from high to low)
Asset Last ATR Sigma
GIII 30.58 0.96 1.54
COF 82.04 1.60 1.45
JPM 101.02 2.84 1.44
FITB 24.86 0.50 1.40
TEVA 18.99 0.58 1.35
USB 50.13 0.99 1.31
CHRW 88.12 1.74 1.29
TWTR 36.25 2.28 1.28
PCAR 58.41 1.55 1.28
MET 39.57 0.90 1.26

This index is useful both in options trading and in classic stock market trading.

Sigma index lets you just in minutes find promising assets in a huge stocks list. It shows the market movement potential relative to past prices taking into account current market realities. That lets identify assets with low volatility (flats and triangles) and high volatility (trends).

Low index values indicate that the low volatility dominate in the market now, a certain converging formation takes place and there is no strong directed market movement. We often see a flat or a triangle on the chart at that time. This means that the price can move in any direction soon, breaking through the nearest support and resistance levels.

High index values indicate that the asset may be interesting for traders who trade impulse movements in the trend or expect correction waves emergence to search for pullback entry points in the direction of the trend from more attractive price levels.

Maximum and minimum index values indicate different market conditions (ranging from the flat in the run-up to strong market movements to the active phase of the trend). The higher Sigma index, the more actively the market moves at the moment.



Top 10 cheap options
(standard sorting)
Asset Last ATR Theta
YELP 35.85 0.88 0.12
GRUB 81.36 2.71 0.12
QCOM 57.72 1.05 0.14
VLO 73.64 1.55 0.14
TEVA 18.99 0.58 0.16
AAPL 169.10 2.90 0.16
MPC 62.04 1.35 0.16
BUD 71.59 1.33 0.16
SLB 41.44 1.16 0.17
VALE 13.02 0.30 0.18

Top 10 expensive options
(sorting from high to low)
Asset Last ATR Theta
VUZI 5.62 0.23 2.15
MDCO 23.11 2.49 2.07
VOC 4.00 0.12 1.84
GWW 287.80 7.16 1.79
PBH 33.57 0.92 1.61
DISH 32.20 0.89 1.59
USB 50.13 0.99 1.58
PSEC 6.64 0.09 1.52
LAMR 71.55 1.88 1.50
MAS 29.62 0.41 1.44

This index is useful in options trading (straddles and strangles).

Theta index allows you to divide options into “cheap” and “expensive” taking into account the option price and recent market volatility.

Low index values suggest that options have a lower price relative to statistical market movements in recent times. In this case, it’s often interesting to buy underlying options.

Maximum index values correspond to assets, whose underlying options have the highest price relative to market movements in recent times. The higher the index, the more attractive the sale of straddles and strangles is.

Therefore, opposite values of index help come up with the approach to trading and the choice of trading strategies. Theta lets you just in minutes identify assets with the highest potential at the moment. An additional criterion for assessing the favorable market condition is Sigma index.


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How the screener works

The indexes calculation takes into account a set of market indicators that have the greatest weight when looking for entry points in the options market. A certain weight is assigned to each indicator, and, as a result, we get the index which can be easily compared with similar other assets values.

How often indexes are updated

The screener is updated four times per day. It’s the most valuable while preparing for trading in the run-up to the US market opening.

Market indicators needed for indexes calculation:

  • options prices (the nearest strikes)
  • historical volatility and market activity on different timeframes and distances
  • market movement potential to the nearest statistical targets on the Daily timeframe and higher
  • the nature of price movements on the Daily timeframe (trends or flats)

Three-month options are taken into account in the first version of the screener.

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