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Broker Features: New vs. Old OptionsHouse

Dec. 7, 2013
Brokers, Investing
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OptionsHouse released a brand new online platform in 2011 and made further improvements earlier this year. Fortunately, for those who grew overly attached to the old interface, you it is still available for you to use. If you are new to OptionsHouse and considering opening an account with them, here are the two different interfaces that you have to choose from.

At initial glance, both platforms seem to be fairly similar except for the aesthetics. Visually, the interfaces are formatted similarly, with the Accounts, options, research, and tools tabs up at top. Placing an order is a similar process – you just click the “Order Ticket” box at the bottom and a dialog box comes up.

 The main difference between the two platforms lie in its functionality. The new OptionsHouse interface is heavily customizable, as you have 24 different organizational layouts to choose from. Also, unlike the old interface, the sidebar isn’t static. You change the sidebar to highlight different quotes, widgets, stock screeners, widgets, and other tools.

For a complete summary of every change, go to OptionsHouse Systems Help