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.

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Simplify Adds 2 Alt Strategy ETFs

The firm’s newest products rely on hedge-fund-style derivatives strategies.

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TrueShares Adds May Defined Outcome ETF

TrueShares' family of defined outcome ETFs is nearly complete. 

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First Trust Completes Buffer ETF Series

The funds are all tied to the price performance of 'SPY.'

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Defined Outcome ETF Universe Grows

Among the issuers launching funds today is Innovator, with a new line of ETFs.

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First Trust Debuts 4 ‘Target Outcome’ ETFs

The four funds offer buffered exposure to key asset classes. 

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First Trust Launches Gold & Income ETF

New fund looks to combine gold exposure with premium income. 

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TrueMark Adds March Defined Outcome ETF

The TrueShares family of defined outcome ETFs is closer to completion.

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TrueMark Adds Feb Defined Outcome ETF

The TrueShares now offer eight structured outcome ETFs resetting annually during specific months. 

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Amplify Debuts Int’l Black Swan ETF

The firm launched a sister fund to its successful U.S.-focused ETF.