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How do I trade Options on
How do I trade Options on
Updated over a week ago

Getting started with Options begins on your portfolio home screen or from an individual asset page.


  1. When opening the app, go to the first bottom tab to access your Portfolio

  2. Scroll down to the Options section immediately below your portfolio graph

  3. Tap on ‘Enhance your trading strategies’. If you own options, you’ll see your positions here instead

Asset page

  1. Visit an asset page for a stock or ETF by searching for it or clicking on from elsewhere in the app

  2. Tap on the ‘Trade’ button

  3. Tap on the ‘Trade options’ button

If you have not yet enabled options, you will be taken into the options onboarding flow. Prior to granting you options access, we’re required to evaluate whether various levels of options strategies are appropriate for you, based on information such as your equities & options trading experience, investment goals, financial situation, and risk tolerance. Each brokerage has the discretion to set the specific parameters for their customers and evaluate suitability for options trading. Learn more about Public’s Options Levels.

For any questions please contact Member Support via in-app chat or email at

Options carry significant risk and are not suitable for all investors. Options investors can rapidly lose the value of their investment in a short period of time and incur permanent loss by expiration date. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. There are additional costs associated with option strategies that call for multiple purchases and sales of options. Supporting documentation for any claims will be furnished upon request. Prior to buying or selling an option, investors must read and understand the “Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options,” which can be found at: See full terms of the Options Order Flow Rebate Program at Rebate rates are subject to change for new and existing enrollees.

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