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How to Sort with Bid/Ask Spread Percent (%) Column (Options)

You can sort any Option Chain (or a personal WatchList of Option symbols) by Bid/Ask* Spread Percentage (how much of the current premium of the option does the spread represent). Click once to sort in descending order. A second click will sort in ascending order. Descending order places the highest values at the top of the Option Chain. Ascending order the smallest values. Bid/Ask spread percent updates in real-time.*

1. Open the Option Chain to be sorted

Right click on the chart and choose Option Chain from the drop down menu

This will display the Option Chain for the current active symbol.

Click the symbol icon at the top left of the Option chain for the choice to display up to 10,000 options for a WatchList of stocks.

2. Select the orange Add Column button to the right of your last existing column

1. Select the orange Add Column button to the right of your last existing column

3. Select Add Value Column

4. Type Bid/Ask Spread %

2. In the Add Column window, select the column you would like added to your watchlist.

5. Select Bid/Ask Spread %

3. Your new column has been added to your watchlist.

6. Your column is now added to your watchlist

7. Left-click on the column header

The WatchList automatically sorts by the column values or condition(s). The blue arrow shows in which direction the sort is ordered. Descending order (1) will have the largest Bid/Ask spread percentages at the top of the list. Ascending order (2) will have the smallest Bid/Ask spread percentages at the top of the list.

2. Right-click on the column header.

8. Manually refresh sort

Click on the Re-sort button at the bottom of the WatchList to manually refresh the current sort column and bring the results to current (according to the current service level).

*All Bid/Ask/Mid spread plots, indicators, columns, etc., require the additional Real-time US Stock data feed for stocks and Real-time US Options data feed for Options.