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Sterling VolTrader (previously Livevol X)

Options Trading for Professionals

(Previously Livevol X) Sterling VolTrader is the next-generation analysis, execution and position management platform that combines advanced trading capabilities and sophisticated risk analytics.

Sterling VolTrader offers a full array of unique features for identifying trade opportunities and developing strategies. Our “what if” modeling tools provide the ability to go from modeling to execution in one keystroke.

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Order Execution

Sterling VolTrader delivers efficient and low latency execution from many points within the application - trade volatility directly from the skew chart; access and trade multi-leg orders easily constructed from the option montage or from the complex order ticket.


Increase probabilities for success through real-time order-flow statistics. Stay tuned to market sentiment, so traders have an informed context for trading decisions.

Risk, Position & Trade Analysis

Model Risk in 3D using price and volatility shocks; include or exclude modeled positions Manage position and portfolio risk drill-down by underlying security, monitor watch lists, sectors, and expiration months View our Option Trade Cost Analysis tool directly from the Trade Blotter

Data Analytics

Display the power of Sterling VolTrader in its original layout or build customized layout for multiple monitors using the analytical components below:

  • Watch List
  • Historical Underlying Charts
  • Historical Option Charts
  • Customizable Market Scanner

    Sterling VolTrader is known for its expertise in volatility, the single most important factor in trading options. Our proprietary IV statistics help traders make better, faster decisions.


    Sterling VolTrader offers a wide range of data, calculations, alerts, and visualizations that help identify strike-specific and actionable trading opportunities. Increase probabilities for success through real-time order-flow statistics. Stay tuned to market sentiment, so traders have an informed context for trading decisions.

  • Historical Underlying Charts
    • Stock Price
    • Implied Volatility (IV30™, 60, 90, 180, 360)
    • Historical Volatility (HV30™, 10, 20, 60, 90, 180, 360)
    • Stock Volume
    • Option Volume
    • Order Flow - differentiate the order flow between calls and puts on a chart
    • Overlay Stocks - visually compare prices and volatilities of different stocks
    • Draw on the charts – perform technical analysis directly on the chart
  • Historical Option Charts
    • Option Price
    • Option Bid & Ask Option Volume
    • Option Open Interest
    • Live and Historical Time & Sales and Time & Quotes - find option or underlying trades or quotes within the last 2 years
    • Earnings & Dividends Calendar & Historical Analysis - track ATM volatility,
    • ATM straddles, and underlying price through earnings cycles
    • Fundamentals - business & financial summary, income measures, per share data, ratios
    • Stock Monitor
    • Index Members
    • Volume by Exchange
    • Option Calculator
  • Custom Market Scanner
    • Earnings: pre/post earnings vol, pre/post earnings price changes
    • Implied Vol: rising, dropping, exploding, imploding
    • IV vs HV: 30,60,90 day comparisons
    • Order Flow: call:put ratio, net premium, net deltas, OTM on offer, active issues, open interest
    • Price: gainers, losers
    • Time Spreads: month 1, month 2, month 3 and several permutations
    • Customize scans and identify trading strategies

    Our comprehensive portfolio management system simplifies and speeds up management and administration.

    • Ability to provide comprehensive analysis, trades, execution, and account/position management from one all-inclusive system
    • Monitor profit and loss and get account information (including commissions, fees, dividends, and interest) directly from the Sterling VolTrader platform
    • Use the graphical layout to get needed information “at a glance,” or drag and drop to create a customizable layout
    • Execute trades directly from almost any window, including the skew chart
    • Multi-monitor support
    • Build and save customized layouts
    • Capture screenshots
    • Message STT Client Services directly within the Sterling VolTrader platform

About Sterling Trading Tech:

Sterling Trading Tech (STT) is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global equities, equity options and futures markets. With over 100 clients including leading brokers, clearing firms and prop groups in over 30 countries and trading supported in 10 countries, STT provides solutions tailored to our client’s needs including links to over 80 execution venues in the US. STT is committed to providing fast, stable technology along with outstanding customer service.