CBOE index options

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The Chicago Board Options Exchange introduced the first index options contract in 1983 with the launch of the CBOE-100 index, which later became S&P-100 options (OEX). Four months later, CBOE added S&P 500 options (SPX). Today CBOE offers a long list of index options, many of which, though traded across a number of options exchanges in the U.S., were created at the CBOE.

CBOE BuyWrite Indexes

  • CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index - BXM
  • CBOE S&P 500 2% OTM BuyWrite Index - BXY
  • CBOE DJIA BuyWrite Index - BXD
  • CBOE NASDAQ-100 BuyWrite Index - BXN
  • CBOE Russell 2000 BuyWrite Index - BXR
  • CBOE S&P 500® PutWrite Index - PUT


CBOE Volatility Indexes

  • CBOE Volatility Index® - VIX®
  • CBOE DJIA Volatility Index - VXD
  • CBOE NASDAQ Volatility Index® - VXN®
  • CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index - RVX
  • CBOE S&P 100 Volatility Index® - VXO®
  • CBOE S&P 500® VARB-X Strategy Benchmark - VTY


Dow Jones Index Options offered at CBOE

  • Options on the Dow Jones Industrial Average - DJX
  • DIAMONDS Exchange Traded Fund - DIA
  • CBOE DJIA Volatility Index - VXD


Standard & Poor's Index Options offered at CBOE

Russell Index Options offered at CBOE


Nasdaq Index Options offered at CBOE

  • Nasdaq 100® - NDX
  • Mini-Nasdaq 100® - MNX
  • Nasdaq 100® Index Tracking Stock- QQQ
  • CBOE NASDAQ Volatility Index® - VXN®


CBOE Sector Indexes

  • CBOE Exchange Index - EXQ


International Index Options offered at CBOE

  • iShares MSCI EAFE® - EFA


CBOE Quarterly Options

Currently, CBOE lists quarterly options on the following classes:

  • SPY - S&P 500 Depository Receipts (SPDRs®)
  • IWM - iShares Russell 2000® Index Fund
  • QQQQ - Nasdaq-100® Index Tracking Stocksm
  • DIA - DIAMONDS®
  • XLE - Energy Select Sector SPDR


CBOE weeklys: Short Term Options

As of March 24, 2006, CBOE offers four Weeklys classes:

  • SPX Weeklys: One-week, European-style options on the S&P 500 index with Friday A.M. settlement (last day of trading is a Thursday).
  • XSP (Mini-SPX) Weeklys: A smaller sized (1/10th) version of SPX Weeklys traded on the CBOE Hybrid Trading System.
  • OEX Weeklys: One-week, American-style options on the S&P 100 index with Friday P.M. settlement (last day of trading is a Friday).
  • XEO Weeklys: A European-style version of OEX Weeklys.

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