To open the Option Chain Window, select the New menu from the NinjaTrader Control Center. Then left mouse click on the menu item Option Chain.
The image below shows the three sections in the of the Option Chain window:
1) Quotes grid
2) Ticker list
3) Options quotes
The Quotes Grid displays current day quotes for the underlying security of the Option Chain window.
The Ticker List displays the active options tickers for the selected underlying security in the Option Chain window.
1) Expiration date
2) Ticker name
3) Days until expiration
Filtering Options Contracts
With the filter button at the top of the window you can check or uncheck what tickers you want the Option Chain window to display.
The Option Quotes displays calls and puts quotes for each strike price of the expanded options ticker in the Option Chain window.
1) Columns display - the last, bid, ask, and strike columns (additional columns can be added in the Properties)
2) Calls & Puts quotes - call quotes are on the left and put quotes are on the right
3) In The Money (ITM) options - indicated by the shaded area the ITM triangle is pointing towards on the calls and puts section
4) Last price for the underlying security - indicated by the marker on top of the strike prices
Changing Sort Direction of Strike Prices
Clicking on the Strike column header will change the sort direction of the strike prices. This can also be adjusted in the Properties.