The International Securities Exchange (ISE) today announced that it has introduced real-time options analytics in its front-end options trading system, PrecISE Trade.
"Greeks," a collection of variables that provide pricing information by quantifying different risk components of an option, became available to all PrecISE users in all options series traded on ISE starting on June 8, 2009.
"The introduction of Greeks in PrecISE will enhance our users' trading experience by providing access to vital analytical information previously available only through third party applications," said Boris Ilyevsky, Managing Director of ISE's options exchange. "This enhancement demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our members' needs and to providing comprehensive tools that assist and improve their trading experience."
Options Greeks gauge factors that can affect an option's price, including changes in an option's price relative to changes to the underlying price, an option's time premium decay, changes in volatility and changes in interest rates.