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

Label This 'Controversial'

Changing the nomenclature in the ETF industry is a good idea.

Daily ETF Watch

Innovator Completes ETF Family

Innovator's lineup of defined outcome ETFs tied to the S&P 500 Price Index is now complete, with funds covering each month.

Features and News

For ETFs, Trading Floor Closures Mean Little

U.S. exchanges are either closing their floors or planning to. But the impact on ETF investors is minimal.

 

Daily ETF Watch

First Trust Debuts February ETF Family

The new target outcome ETFs will reset annually in February.

Features and News

Defined Outcome ETFs Find Quick Traction

Innovator’s Graham Day dives into why these types of strategies have found a following with advisors.

Daily ETF Watch

Buffer ETFs Debut For New Year

Innovator has rolled out four more defined outcome ETFs tracking domestic and international indexes.

Daily ETF Watch

Dec Defined Outcome ETFs Debut

Innovator has rolled out its December tranche of buffered ETFs.

Daily ETF Watch

First Trust Adds To Defined Outcome ETFs

New ETFs will reset every November.

Daily ETF Watch

New Buffer ETF Family Debuts

First Trust launches two ETFs that will compete with Innovator’s rapidly expanding product line.