The daily scanner page is the best place to get started. It includes all the unusual option trades that were detected by our system today, in real time. The graph on the right side shows the total amount of unusual $ that was detected in the last month.
From here you can click on any of the stock symbols that are of interest to you to see the full trade log of all the unusual trades detected for that stock.
The first part of the page will give you a graphical representation of the stock price (with a light touch of technical analysis, courtesy of Finviz) along with a pie graph of how the overall bullish vs bearish traded volume is like for that stock on that day. On the top of the stock chart you will see a couple of filters you can apply to this symbol: filter only trades expiring this week, trades expiring next year or view all trades found from all times.
Below the header you will find the log of unusual option trades split up into two categories: bullish and bearish. For each category we provide you with stacked bar graph representations of each expiry and strike found. This gives you an quick idea of the action at a glance. Generally bullish <-> call and bearish <-> put combinations create interesting option buying signals, while the opposite bearish <-> call and bullish <-> put creates interesting option selling signals.
By default all tables are sorted in descending order of the total value traded. You can click on any of the column headings to change the order.
Something to keep in mind is that the unusual option activity trade could last a matter of minutes or even several days. Usually further out of the money contracts allow you more time to adapt, wait for key entries, and tend to carry less risk, but the gains will not be as rapid as weekly out of the money contracts.