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 Hot Reads

Wednesday Hot Reads: Robots Are ETFs’ Best Friend

ETF issuers still underestimating robo advisors' impact on ETFs and asset flows.

Features and News

Why Options ETFs Are Gaining Traction

Assets under management in this segment are quietly growing due to the popularity of one new fund. 

Features and News

How ETFs Mitigate Market Risk

Averting losses can be as important, if not more, than capturing upside gains. ETFs and options can help you with that.   

Daily Hot Reads

Monday Hot Reads: ETF Tactics To Shield Volatility-Spikes

Also, what the top-performing ETFs have in common.

Features and News

CBOE's Rhoads On How Low VIX Can Go

CBOE's director of education breaks down what’s going on with volatility and the VIX.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Transamerica Debuts, 13 Closures

And ProShares announces the closure of a baker’s dozen of ETFs. 

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Filing: New PutWrite Strategy ETF

The fund will apply a put-write strategy to the Russell 2000 Index.

Daily Hot Reads

Monday Hot Reads: Jim Cramer Rants Again On ETFs

Also, Mexico ETF leaves U.S. equities in the dust.

Daily Hot Reads

Friday Hot Reads: Know What’s Hiding In Your ETF

Also, you may want to consider if your robo advisor has a conflict of interest.