The price of the stock and its futures contract is moving, but I see no price movement in the stock's option contracts. Why is this?
The price movement occurs only if there is trading activity in a stock or a contract. If there is no price movement for the option you are looking at, that means there is no trading activity. To check the trading activity of any given instrument, it is important to check the Last Traded Time (LTT) .
The LTT shows when a particular share or contract was last bought or sold.
Here’s how the LTT can be seen on Kite:
A few things to be noted:
1. Bid and Offer - The bid and the offer prices could be moving, but the Last Traded Price (LTP) would not have moved at all. You will have to check the LTT for this. The bid & offer prices refer to the price at which you can transact. By default, the top 5 bid and ask prices are displayed in the market depth window at all times.
2. Charts - The charts generally show dashes for a particular option contract until trades happen after which the candles are formed. Do note, even if the bid and offer prices for the contract are moving, the charts only capture the LTP. Hence, it will show dashes until there is an LTP for this contract. Therefore, you will have to check the LTT. Learn more about Charting here .