Options Overview

Options are financial contracts that give their buyer the right to buy or sell a stock at a predetermined price. Options are also known as derivatives, as their prices are a function of their underlying instruments.

According to exchange figures, ETFs now account for about 70% of all equity option volume. More people trade options on ETFs than they trade options on individual stocks. Options are used by investors to not only hedge a portfolio but to speculate on future price movements.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Launch Brings ETF Count To 2,000

Launch of 'USOI' pushes U.S. ETF industry to a major milestone.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Cambria, PowerShares Launch Funds

Cambria rolls out a tail risk fund, while PowerShares debuts two single-factor ETFs.

ETF.com Analysis

Always A Change Of Storms With Volatility ETFs

Investors need to understand the nature of short-term VIX funds like XIV and SVXY.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Cambria Plans ‘Core Equity’ Fund

Active ETF will use a variety of strategies in combination.

Features and News

CBOE Completes $3.4B Bats Acquisition

The two exchange companies have already begun the integration of their staff and services.

Features and News

Top 10 Highest Yielding ETFs

Some of these products have consistently delivered double-digit yields.

ETF Report

 How Can An Option Help My ETF Position?

Using options strategies to protect and enhance returns.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Nuveen Launching Socially Responsible Funds

Firm rolling out family of ESG ETFs covering slices of U.S. market, while Amplify debuts active covered-call ETF.

ETF Report

 This Time It Really Could Be Different

How to insure your portfolio with ETF options.