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 Report

Fixed Income Isn’t Itself

A paradigm shift requires new ways of looking at an entire asset class.

Features and News

ETFs With The Most Liquid Options

Size isn’t everything when it comes to ETF options market liquidity.

ETF Strategist Corner

New Ways To Diversify Equity Risk

An options strategy may be an answer to the dilemma presented by fixed income. 

Daily ETF Watch

Hybrid Gold ETF Debuts

The new fund combines exposure to gold derivatives with physical gold.

Daily ETF Watch

Simplify Adds Put/Spread Collar ETF

The new actively managed fund uses an options strategy that reduces volatility while generating income for the investor. 

Index Investor Corner

Are Defined Outcome ETFs For You?

Or are there better ways to protect against market declines?

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Odds & Ends: Quiet But For Launches

Other developments during the week include expense ratio changes, scheduled share splits and index changes.

Daily ETF Watch

Innovator Debuts 6 ETFs, Resets 12

The start of October saw new funds launch and existing funds get new caps while resetting their buffers.

Daily ETF Watch

Quadratic Launches Deflation ETF

The fund takes a different view than Quadratic’s first ETF that has proven popular with investors.