tastyworks desktop version v1.10 10/13/20

tastyworks version v1.10 features two new features. If you love charts or are a frequent user of alerts, you'll find the update to v1.10 as a welcome addition.


Are you a frequent user of charts? Well, you can now view multiple charts in a 2x2 grid in a separate window. To access tastycharts, click the tastycharts tab icon from the tab menu. It is the fourth icon below the Activity tab, as illustrated below.

You can view up to a 2x2 grid of charts, add indicators and drawings to each chart, as well as other similar features already available in the Chart tab.

Please Note: The ability to view a 2x2 grid of charts in tastycharts depends on various factors such as your monitor's size, resolution, scaling, etc. When you reach the display limit, the number in the column and row will no longer advance.

To learn more about the tastycharts and the Chart tab, please click here.

Alert Sorting

If you have a long list of alerts that you keep track of, you can now sort your alerts by selecting Created At, A-Z, Z-A, Triggered Price Asc (Ascending), or Triggered Price Desc (descending) from the dropdown menu. To learn more about setting alerts, please click here.

tastyworks Android v1.10.4 (201) 9/30/2020

tastyworks Android version 1.10.4 features two new additions to help you distinguish AM-expiration options and watchlist organization.

  • AM-Expiration options tags
  • Nested watchlists

AM-Expiration Options Tags

AM expiry options now display an AM tag, similar to the desktop and web browser trading platform. AM expiration options tend to affect cash-settled index options such as SPX, NDX, VIX, etc. To view a list of cash-settled index options, including last trade dates and expiration times, please click here.

Nested Watchlists

Again, similar to the desktop trading platform, the Android platform nests built-in watchlists for better organization. Any custom-built watchlists will list beneath the Positions watchlist. To learn more about our preset watchlist, please click here.

tastyworks desktop version 1.9 9/14/2020

tastyworks desktop version 1.9 debuts two new notable additions for users who like tracking changes in the IV index or have multiple trading accounts.

IV Index 5 Day Change

You can now view the five day IV index change by adding the IV Idx 5 Day Change column to any watchlist. The IV index, in short, is the 30-day implied volatility. The IV Idx 5 Day Change column can quickly inform you whether there has been a recent expansion or decrease in IV over the past five trading days. To learn how to add or remove columns, please click here

IV Idx 5 Day Change column illustrated in the left-hand gutter watchlist

Account Symbols

Do you have multiple tastyworks trading accounts? Well, aside from differentiating them by color, they are now distinguished by a symbol based on the account type. To learn more about account labeling, please click here.

Example of Account Symbols illustrated in the desktop platform

tastyworks desktop version 1.8 7/15/2020

tastyworks desktop version 1.8 debuts a new trading mode in the Trade tab: Grid mode! You can now place orders for stocks, ETFs, outright Smalls contracts, and outright futures using the Grid mode. 

Grid Mode

Do you base your trading decisions on a chart? Well, you can now take that one step further with the Grid mode in the Trade Tab. You can display multiple charts and underlyings when using Grid mode. To take that one step further, you can also line up trades within the chart when using Grid mode.

To access the Grid mode in the desktop trading platform, proceed to the Trade tab, then select click the Grid button or select Grid from the Trade Mode dropdown menu. To learn more about the Grid mode, please visit the How do I place a trade in Grid mode article.

tastyworks desktop version 1.7 5/27/2020

tastyworks desktop version 1.7 features several new additions and improvements. Some notable additions include platform font size customization, setting default profit and loss percentages for bracket orders, and a number of Pairs Trade mode improvements. Also, portfolio margin (PM) account holders now have expanded Cap Req reporting.

Platform font size adjustments

You can now adjust the platform's zoom factor to increase or decrease the size of any displayed text on the desktop trading platform. To learn more about changing your platform's display zoom settings, please click here.

Default Profit/Loss % Setting for Bracket Orders

Do you regularly use bracket orders and have a set profit and loss percentage that you often use? You can now set default Profit % and Stop Loss % for stocks/ETFs, single-leg options, and outright futures. To learn more about setting a default percentage for bracket orders, please click here.

location of default profit target % and stop loss %

Pairs Trading Improvements

Futures Notional Value

Do you regularly perform outright futures pairs trades? If so, and you wanted to view the notional value instead of the contract's spot price, you now have the option to view the notional multiplier for futures in Pairs Trade mode. To learn how to enable the notional multiplier for futures, please click here.

List of Preset Pairs

Included in this update is a list of preset futures, Smalls, and stocks pairs trades (orange arrow). Pairs trades listed in the Presets list are approximately equal in notional value and serve as a reference. Smalls trading will be available on June 1, 2020.

Expandable Pairs Chart Viewing Options

Pairs Trading mode now includes expanded chart viewing options. You may enlarge the chart by clicking the expand icon (orange box) and choose between a one-day, one-month, or one-year chart (yellow box).

example of expanded pairs trading mode chart and location of various chart intervals

Expanded Capital Requirement (CAP REQ) Reporting for PM accounts

PM accounts can see the Regulation T (standard margin) or PM capital requirements for open positions. A Reg T column will only appear to the right of the Maintenance column for PM-enabled accounts. The numbers listed in this column serve as a reference to what the capital requirement would be if the account did not have PM. To learn more about Cap Req, please click here.

tastyworks desktop version 1.6 5/11/2020

tastyworks desktop version 1.6 features three new additions to the desktop trading platform. 

  • Pairs Trading Mode
  • One-click outright Futures Rolling
  • IVR Chart Indicator

During this initial release, you can view and cancel any working futures rolling order or pairs trade in the web browser platform or mobile platform. However, you cannot replace or edit any working futures rolling and pairs trade at this time.

Pairs Trading

Got a hunch behind two underlyings that you believe trade opposite of each other? Well, now you can quickly line up a pairs trade by going to the Trade Tab and selecting the Pairs Trade Mode. You may line up a stock, ETF, or outright futures trade when utilizing the Pairs Trade Mode. To learn more about the Pairs Trade Mode, please click here.

Location of Pairs Trade Mode

To access the Pairs Trade Mode, navigate to the Trade Tab then click PAIRS, as illustrated below. The Pairs Trade Mode modal will appear after clicking.

Pairs Trade Mode, expanded

Within the Pairs Trade Mode, you can save pairs (orange arrow), or you can view a combined 1 Day:1 Year chart of both underlyings (green arrow). Furthermore, you can quickly enter the desired quantity to long and short, the price action of both underlyings, check and see if you have any existing positions, as well as the IV Rank and IV Index

Outright Futures Rolling

Now, you can quickly roll any outright futures contract to the next cycle in one click. To line up an outright futures rolling order, go to the Positions tab, locate the outright futures position, right-click and select Roll Futures. To learn more about rolling outright futures contracts, please click here.

IVR Chart Indicator

You can now chart IVR beneath the price chart by adding it as an indicator in the Chart tab. To view IVR on a chart, add (tw) IVR from the Indicator menu. To learn more about IVR charting, please click here.

Location of (tw) IVR chart indicator in the Chart tab's Indicator menu

The (tw) IVR indicator added to a chart

tastyworks desktop version 1.5.4 03/30/2020

The tastyworks desktop version 1.5.3 includes a couple of minor additions to the platform including:

  • Small Exchange Watchlist
  • individual Underlying Trading Halts and Market-wide Halts
  • Viewing Implied Volatility Rank (IVR) on a chart

Small Exchange Watchlist

Although the Small Exchange has not officially released for live trading, you can see the live quotes of their current lineup in the Small Exchange Cash Indicies built-in watchlist. 

To learn more about other Built-in Watchlists, including more details about the Small Exchange products, please click here.

Individual Underlying Trading Halts and Market-Wide Halts

As volatility picks up, market-wide halts can become more commonplace. The platform will indicate whenever there is a market-wide halt or a halt to a specific underlying. To learn more about trading halts, please click here.

Individual Underlying Halts

Individual stocks or ETFs that face trading halts will now be indicated with a red HALTED icon wherever the symbol displays.

Market-wide Trading Halts

In the event of a Market-wide trading halt, the platform will display a pop-up when you hover your cursor over the halted icon, as illustrated below

Viewing IVR on a Chart

You can now view the historical IVR of an underlying by going to the Chart tab in the desktop platform or when viewing an enlarged chart in the Web-based platform. To see the historical IVR chart of any stock or ETF type the symbol and add .IVR to the symbol. For example, to see the IVR of SPY on a chart type SPY.IVR into the symbol field, as illustrated below. To learn more about IVR charting, please click here.

tastyworks desktop version 1.5.1 2/19/2020

tastyworks desktop version 1.5.1 includes several new additions. Features include the ability to view the ex-dividend date in the center Watchlist Tab, as well as quickly see where the ex-date lies when viewing an options chain in the Table Mode, similar to the way an upcoming earnings announcement displays. The center Watchlist Tab also includes expanded IV Rank filtering, namely, the ability to filter for IVR less than 0 and greater than 100. Are you confused about how IVR can be less than 0 or higher than 100? Well, continue below to learn more. Lastly, if you like to export your Positions to a CSV, then it now includes IV Rank when you add the column to your Positions Tab. 

Ex-Dividend Date Display

Similar to the way an upcoming earnings date displays in the Table mode, upcoming ex-dividend dates (when published) will display as a blue line above the options expiry the ex-dates falls in, as illustrated below. This can be especially helpful when determining dividend risk. To learn more about dividend risk, please click here.

Ex-dividends dates also display in all watchlists of the desktop trading platform. Before, the ex-date only displayed in the right-hand sidebar, but now you may add the Dividend At column to your any of your watchlists to view any upcoming ex-dividend dates. Remember, dividends are not paid out on the ex-date. Instead, it is when the stock trades without the dividend. To learn how to add or remove columns, please click here.

IV Rank Filtering in the Watchlist Tab

The Watchlist tab now includes expanded IV Rank (IVR) filtering capabilities. You may now filter for stocks or ETFs with an IV Rank less than 0 or greater than 100. To learn how to screen or filter for stocks/ETFs in the Watchlist tab, please click here.

Are you wondering how IVR can be less than 0 or higher than 100? In short, IVR can be less than zero when the low for IV gets tested intraday. Conversely, IVR can be greater than 100 when the high for IV gets tested intraday. That said, IVR will reset back to the 0-100 range since a new high or low is established as long as the high or low does not get tested again. To learn more about this, please click here.

IV Rank in Position Export (CSV)

Do you have a knack for spreadsheets, but were clamoring for the IV Rank of your positions? If this sounds like you, then clamor no more. IV Rank now exports with your Position CSV (spreadsheet) export, as long as the IV Rank column is added in your Positions tab. Please note that exported data is not live and will only include the displayed data at the time of export.