In today's financial arena, traders and investors have many alternatives. If you are using options to hedge or to speculate, then knowing your trading objectives is essential. Understanding the investment goal of the underlying is even more important. Some of the financial vehicles available are very similar in nature. For example, a trader that wants to trade options on the S&P 500 Index can choose between index options and ETF options. The underlying for each are similar but it is very important to understand the nuances involved before placing a trade. In this recorded webinar, we examined those differences.
Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Before trading options, please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.