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.

Daily ETF Watch

TrueMark Adds To Defined Outcome ETF Lineup

The new fund is scheduled to reset on Sept. 1, 2021. 

Daily ETF Watch

New ETFs Offer Buffered Bond Exposure

Innovator adds another twist to its defined outcome lineup.

Features and News

Meet The New Active ETF Managers

A look at who’s running some of the actively managed ETFs that have recently come to market.

Daily ETF Watch

Competing Laddered Buffer ETFs Debut

Two issuers bring laddering strategies to the defined outcome space with ETFs of ETFs.

Daily ETF Watch

TrueMark Debuts 2nd Defined Outcome ETF

Newest competitor in the space expands lineup.

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.