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.

Podcasts

ETF Prime Podcast: How The Biggest Launch In 15 Years Happened

Also, 'Women In ETFs,'  actively managed bond strategies and how covered calls work.

ETF.com Live Chat!

Live Chat: Options & Physical Gold ETFs

Dave Nadig answers readers' ETF questions in real time. Here's the transcript.

ETF.com Live Chat!

Live Chat: Asset Allocation ETFs & Market Timing

Dave Nadig answers readers' ETF questions in real time. Here's the transcript.

ETF.com Live Chat!

Live Chat: From Fees To Free & Bitcoins ETFs, Too

Dave Nadig answers readers' ETF questions in real time. Here's the transcript.

Features and News

When To Use Options, Not ETFs

Sometimes, options on ETFs can be even cheaper than the funds themselves, says one hedge fund manager.

ETF.com Live Chat!

Live Chat: ETF Flows & Market Action

Dave Nadig answers readers' ETF questions in real time. Here's the transcript.

Features and News

Looking At All The ETF Options

Ways advisors can use options with ETFs.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Week: UN Fund Debuts; PutWrite Filings

Impact Shares launched a fund based on UN standards, while WisdomTree looked to expand its put-write family.

Daily ETF Watch

PutWrite ETF Family Planned

WisdomTree looks to expand its offering of ETFs using put-write strategies.