Automated trading is finally here...

With Option Alpha's new stand-alone trading platform you can backtest, automate, and run your trading strategies (stocks or options) with absolutely no coding required.

For 20 years, everyone else wasted time building platforms that still require you to painstakingly click to trade manually. Instead, we spent five years creating the next generation trading platform.

It's time the options industry got the real upgrade we all deserve...
A few places we've been seen in:
Here's how it works

Getting started is simple

1
One-Click Broker Connection
Getting started is easy. Simply connect your brokerage account with one-click to enable live trading. Not ready for live trading? That's cool, you can also paper trade until you're ready to go.
2
Create Your First Bot
We removed all the complexity and made it easy to backtest, build, or clone pre-built strategies. You'll never have to code (or learn to code) a trading strategy ever again.
3
Automate Your Entire Portfolio
Option Alpha is the only platform that automates entire strategies start to finish. You're in control of how trades are managed and you're only limited by your imagination.
Create bots

Build a new bot in seconds, with no code

A "bot" is simply an automated trading strategy running inside your portfolio. You can run one bot or dozens of bots, each trading different strategies. Plus, you're always in total control of everything the bot does. It never turns on without your blessing.
Add automations

Tell the bot exactly what to do and when

Automations are like instructions for the bot. It tells the bot when, where, what to scan for. You can build automations to run continuously, on a defined schedule, or at the push of a button. Just tell the bot exactly what to look for and what trade to make.
Infinite combinations

Run simple or complex trading strategies

We built bots and automations to scale. You can build, switch, replace, add, and remove actions and criteria in whatever combinations you can dream up. From the simple to ultra-complex trading strategies, your bots will run seamlessly.
Monitor positions

Let your bot manage every trade

Surprise! Bots can also manage all your positions and run automations to check for multiple exit or adjustment criteria. Ever missed a chance to exit a position? Well, these bots don't miss. Just tell the bot how you want to manage all or specific positions in your portfolio.
Easy management

Track performance, in one place

The dashboard shows you precisely how every bot is performing, what trades are open, closed, and a complete log history. And, since you have total control, you can always override to open or close trades. It doesn't break the bot, just hurts its feelings.
Cloneable templates

Save, clone, and share templates

Nobody wants to do things twice. That's why you can save every bot as a template to reuse later. When you're ready to spin up a new bot, simply clone the template and you're off and running. Plus, you can share templates privately or publicly in the community.
Features you love

One platform, infinite options

100% no code
Option Alpha was built on a no code framework - you're welcome.
Total security
We conform to the most stringent industry standards to protect you.
Risk controls
You always control how much risk each bot or position takes.
Cloud scaling
Our tech stack lives in the cloud so we're always up, always on, ready to scale.
Total visibility
You can see everything your bot does, every step of the way.
Position limits
Limit bots on the number of positions it can enter each day and overall.
Decision trees
Our powerful decision trees give you infinite flexibility with automations.
Simple recipes
Recipes use simple, natural language to tell your bot what to do.
Bot Personalization
Go ahead, have fun with your bots with names and custom icons.
Bot templates
Save any bot as template you can reuse in the future for new bots.
Template notes
Add notes, images, or links to your bot templates to keep tabs on your strategy.
Share templates
One-click sharing of your bot template, privately or publicly to the community.
Instant automations
Run any automation in your bots instantly if needed for a one-off scenario.
Recurring schedule
Run automations on any recurring schedule you can think of.
Date based trades
Schedule an automation to run on a specific date and time in the future.
Event triggers
Trigger automations to run only when bots open or close a trade.
Reusable automations
Save any automation to "My Automations" to reuse on future bots.
Technical indicators
Scan for and trigger trades based on popular technical indicators.
And/or decisions
And/or decisions are a breeze and can even be grouped together.
Earnings triggers
Pull earnings dates and decide to avoid or trade through earnings announcements.
Massive community
More than 240k traders all around the world trust Option Alpha.
Private messaging
Send private messages to your trading friends in the community.
Group messaging
Start a private group message with friends and share trading ideas.
Bot logs
Every decision, every trade, every automation, is in the logs.
Manual trading
Really? You still want to trade manually? Okay we've got that too.
Collision avoidance
Avoid over allocating or trading too much with position and bot limits.
Custom inputs
Create custom inputs or data points to reuse across automations.
Options backtesting
Use our backtesting engine to test your ideas before live trading them.
Allocation testing
Test different combinations of position and portfolio allocations.
Activity notifications
Notifications for all the activity in your account so you know what's going on.
On-going training
Award-winning education and training is the foundation of our platform.
Legendary support
We never cut corners with support and are here to help you anytime.
Autotrading for everyone

We support traders from 120+ countries around the world

Through our brokerage partnerships, Option Alpha's new autotrading platform will support and be available to traders in 120+ countries around the world (see country list below).
United States, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, C.I., Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kiribati, Korea, Republic of Kuwait, Lao People`s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mexico, Micronesia, Fed. States of Moldova, Republic of Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Uruguay, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands, U.S., Western Sahara
Get early access

Never click to trade again

We'll notify you when a new beta spot opens up

Common Questions

How do I join the waitlist?
Simply scroll up to the top of this page and click the big green button that says "Get Early Access". Follow the steps to confirm your email address and you will be added to the waitlist.
Is this a stand-alone trading platform?
Yes. We are launching the industry's first trading platform that allows you to connect your brokerage account to automate trading strategies you use (stocks or options) from start to finish. This is not just autotrading of select strategies or systems. With Option Alpha you can run a backtest, create bots, and automate your personal strategy.
Do you offer a free trial?
Yes, we will offer a free trial when we launch publicly.
Can I build bots for free?
Yes, we will allow everyone to build bots for free when we launch publicly. We believe that you should have as much time as you need to build and customize your bots. Whenever you're ready to turn them on and start autotrading, you can simply upgrade to one of our paid plans.
How can I get early access?
Traders will be invited from the waitlist in small batches once all our existing PRO/ELITE traders have be added. You can always improve your position in line by sharing your unique invite link with friends.
Are there any commitments for joining the waitlist?
There are zero commitments to joining the waitlist. Once you are sent an invite to try out the new platform, you will be awarded a free trial to give it a test drive before any commitments are necessary.
What happens after I sign up?
After you sign up for the waitlist, sit tight and we will email you with an invite when it is your turn along with updates on our progress. Want to get access sooner? Share your unique invite link with friends to skip ahead in line.
How do you choose who gets Beta access?
Beta access will go in the order of the waitlist with existing ELITE/PRO traders naturally getting priority positions.
What about security?
Great question and we take security very seriously. Option Alpha enforces TLS browser encryption when you're on the web platform in addition to using whichever security protocol is dictated by the brokerage to access your account. The standard for granting API access to user accounts is OAuth. All of our infrastructure is housed in the United States, which means no matter where you are in the world accessing the web platform, all requests originating from bot are send via point-to-point access from our US-based servers directly to your broker. Finally, all data is encrypted in transit which means it's secure and protected.
What brokers are supported?
We currently support TDAmeritrade (thinkorswim) and will have future integrations with TradeStation, and Tradier coming soon. We will continue to announce new agreements with additional brokerage partners as they are signed and confirmed. Want to see your broker as an integrated partner on our list? Send them an email and tell them to give us a call!
Are multiple brokerage accounts supported?
Yes, we support multiple brokerage integrations under the same account. Have multiple sub-accounts (IRA plus a regular Margin account) at the same brokerage? You can also connect to each sub-account so long as you have a single login for all accounts at that brokerage.
How much will it cost when the platform goes public?
We have not finalized our public pricing yet. However, a few different pricing tiers will be available to make auto-trading accessible to as many people as possible.
Do I have to know how to code or learn to code?
No! You can backtest, build, and clone trading strategies all without code. In fact, you never need to code anything on our platform. We've spent a long time building this platform to make it available to everyone, not just those who know code.
Will there be a library of bot templates to use?
Yes, there will be a library of public bot templates you can use to start with. And since everything was built to be interconnected, as more people continue to build bots they can choose to share them publicly so that others can clone and re-use new templates and strategies.
Can I autotrade stocks and options?
Yes, both stocks and options are available to autotrade.
Are futures, futures options, or forex supported yet?
No. Currently most brokerage APIs do not support these markets. Should this change in the future (no pun intended) we open up additional products for trading through Option Alpha. However, this is not on our roadmap currently until brokerage APIs expand to support the functionality required.
Can non-US traders use the new autotrading platform?
Yes! Non-US traders can take full advantage through on of our supported brokerage partner integrations. Through our combined partnerships we are going to be able to support traders in over 120+ countries around the world.
How does Option Alpha make money?
We generate revenue through recurring subscriptions to our platform and one-time sales for non-software products like our research.
Is Option Alpha a brokerage or RIA?
Option Alpha is not a brokerage or RIA, we are a software-as-a-service (Saas) technology provider.
Do you charge commissions or get kickbacks for trades?
We charge zero commissions and receive zero kickbacks for trades from our broker partners. Our incentives are only aligned with providing the best possible experience using the Option Alpha platform, not with how many times you trade. *Naturally, you are still responsible for any commissions or fees in your brokerage account.
What if my broker isn't supported yet?
Call/email/tweet/message your broker and request an integration! If there is broker you want supported, the best thing you can do is help us push them to integrate. Most brokers we would love to connect with either do not offer a public API yet and/or have legacy API technology that cannot handle autotrading. Our goal is to support as many brokers as possible. Anything you can do to help push them along from you end helps us move faster.
Is paper trading available as well?
Yes. We built our own paper trading engine so you can choose to paper trade or live trade any bot in your account. We will allow everyone to build bots for free when we launch publicly. We believe that you should have as much time as you need to build and customize your bots. Whenever you're ready to turn them on and start autotrading (either paper or live with real money) you'll need to upgrade to one of our paid plans.
Does the platform run on live data feeds?
Yes. Option Alpha connects to live market data feeds.
Can I filter trading opportunities before entering new trades?
Yes. We will have the ability to filter trading opportunities before entering them. For example, only enter a short put spread IF the potentially gain is greater than 30% or IF the the bid/ask spread is less than $0.05. This is just a small sample, but as you can see, there's a lot of flexibility in what you can do.
How often are automations run during the day?
Automations that run continuously, such as scanners and monitors, run every 15 mins throughout the trading day. Keep in mind that each bot could have multiple automations running at the same time, each with dozens and dozens of decisions, and running these automations for you every 15 mins allows us to control server loads and processing power across the entire platform.

If you’re a high frequency or day trader and you want faster scans, we’ll absolutely have a path for you in the future to “power-up” your bots to use short intervals (i.e. as low as 1 min). This would be a small additional monthly cost to help with the added server and data processing load this creates.
Can a bot run multiple automations at the same time?
Yes. You can choose to run multiple automations within each bot, every automation looking for a different set of criteria to enter a trade.
Do I have control over the pricing of my trades?
Yes of course. We’ll have the standard order types (GTC, etc.) as well as a new automated pricing feature called, SmartPricing which we recently announced.
Can the bots manage adjustments and rolls?
Yes, so long as you define the triggers and trades for the adjustments. For example, if you sell a short put spread you could automatically sell a call spread when the short strike is challenged and convert the position into an iron butterfly or iron condor.
How much control do I have over my trades?
You have complete control over every trade that is made. You tell the bot when, where, what it will do through the creation of automations. You can build automations to run continuously, on a defined schedule, or at the push of a button. Just tell the bot exactly what to look for and what trade to make. Plus, you can interfere anytime to pause, close, or open trades out of sequence.
Can I choose to keep my strategies and bots private?
Absolutely. Private is always the default setting for all your trades, strategies, and bot templates. You always have control over what you share or alternatively choose not to share.
Will there be a mobile app for Option Alpha available?
Yes. We are currently focused on ensuring that the web-based version of our platform exceeds all expectations of our Beta users and we are working to add new features and updates daily for them. Once we are confident that the core functionality and features are in place after listening to our traders, we'll move quickly to develop a mobile app for autotrading in the future.
Does the new platform run in the cloud?
Yes. Option Alpha's new platform for autotrading was build as a web-based software that runs completely in the cloud which means you never have to download any local desktop software. We're always up, always running, totally secure.
Still have questions about Option Alpha? Email us at team@optionalpha.com