tastyworks Desktop Platform Walkthrough (In-Depth Tutorial)

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In this in-depth tastyworks tutorial, we’ll walk the essential features you need to know when using the tastyworks desktop trading platform:

0:42 Watchlist Sidebar Overview

2:20 Creating Your Own Watchlist

3:49 Customizing Watchlist Columns

5:38 Positions Tab Overview

8:00 Trade Tab Introduction

8:45 Filtering Standard/Non-Standard Expiration Cycles

10:02 Opening an Options Chain

10:30 Customizing Options Chain Columns

11:30 Setting Up a Trade

14:00 Understanding the Estimated Probability of Profit

14:41 Understanding “Ext”

15:51 Understanding “P50”

17:00 Understanding Position Delta and Theta

20:28 Assessing Max Profit / Max Loss in the Trade Tab

22:58 Additional Position Adjustment Controls in the Trade Tab

27:00 Analysis Tab Overview | Visualizing Profit/Loss Potential

30:05 Executing a Trade

31:10 Activity Tab Introduction

31:45 Canceling a Working Order in the Analysis Tab

32:53 Additional Tabs (Watchlist and tastytrade Stream)

33:36 Chart Tab Introduction

34:05 Changing Chart Settings

36:56 Right Sidebar Overview

Overall, this video should leave you much more comfortable with the core functionality of the tastyworks trading platform!

Feel free to leave comments below with any questions or suggestions!


Renu Landage says:

I join Tastyworks , how do I get into your free class.

Gary Garrett says:

Thank you for this video.

Sachin says:

You’re amazing at explaining the complex things in very simple way, thank you !! Next time please use the Bull Call spread examples, I like bull market. 🙂

KRC R says:

Great video. Please do an depth video on how to use a contingent order when entering a position or when existing a position. Also, please do a video on how to use TrailStop for options, thanks.

Nick says:

Thank you for the tutorial, very helpful!

RockstahRolln says:

I didn’t know Billy Corgan trades! Nevertheless, a good video. Thanks for sharing!

na1du says:

just need level 2 and shortcut keys to trade!

GloryGate says:

You forgot most imp.set up ie,the protective stop . Not the closing trade @50% but @$value STPL

Down Town says:

Thanks for this. Wish there was a way to remove those ugly pointing price things that tell you your short and long strikes in the analyze tab.

Question, is there a fee for canceling order? Say I try to send, no fill, so I cancel and resend the order at a penny lower/higher.

Lori Favela says:

there’s no practice account with tastyworks…

Jerry Nix says:

Awesome job Chris this was an excellent tutorial thank you! Do you know if they are ever going to put paper trading on there? Im nervous messing around trying to figure things out.

Steven Rogge says:

Great job Chris…

Mounir CH says:



Great channel..great job..thx for all what you do..

I have a question about thinkorswin platform
I have a strategy (based in spreads -butterfly-) in options that I am currently applying on a demo account…. and for the moment it works well ..
So I want to go in real with the platform thinkorswin .
My question is that the orders will be executed in the same way as the demo and there will be no changes or bad surprises … since the demo accounts are late by 20mn and in general are not reliable and not accurate.
I talk about technically and not about emotions..
Approximately, on a scale of 10 trades..how many trades are going to get fill correctly with a limit order to open and another limit order to close


Fallen Devonish says:

Can europeans trade U.S ETF’S on this platform

GapBahnDirk says:

A very useful tutorial for me Chris. Thank you!

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