Options ETF 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.

ETF Strategist Corner

Comparing Alt ETFs To Mutual Funds

Recent market action offers an opportunity to size up how alternatives strategies are performing.

Features and News

New Options Tool At ETF.com

We are introducing an options strategy tool to our ETF funds reports.

Daily ETF Watch

Horizons Launches Equity ETF

New fund offers four-pronged strategy that includes an options overlay.

ETF Report

ETF Options Grow Investor Toolbox

Options Industry Council’s Frank Tirado's ideas on how to use contracts on ETFs.

Daily Hot Reads

Friday Hot Reads: Low Vol Stocks Disappoint

Plus, junk bond ETFs slide to 2016 levels.

ETF Report

Options, Futures & ETFs, Oh My!

An investor’s guide to how derivatives contracts are used in, with and on ETFs.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Week: 2018 Starts Strong; Another Blockchain Fund

Also, Motley Fool enters ETF industry.

Daily ETF Watch

WisdomTree, KraneShares Launch ETFs

WisdomTree is expanding its offering of put-write ETFs, while KraneShares is doing the same with its China sector funds.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Week: SPDR Ignites Fee War

Also, the first Watson ETF has come to market, along with a group of other new and novel funds.