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Introduction to options is designed to help you understand the basics of options investing. Topics covered include the basic characteristics of options, the reason for using different options strategies, and how to execute options trades on Fidelity's platforms.

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  • Options research

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Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information.  Read it carefully.
Charts, screenshots, company stock symbols and examples contained in this module are for illustrative purposes only.

Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Prior to trading options, please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options, and call 800-343-3548 to be approved for options trading.  Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.

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