Markets

NYSE Amex Options

The NYSE Amex Options market blends customer priority and size pro-rata allocation with the benefit of an open outcry trading floor in New York to offer traders deep liquidity across listed option contracts. NYSE Amex is part of a dual market structure that combines access to Amex and Arca options through a single integrated technology platform.

Products

Our Options product offerings include a broadcast order delivery mechanism (BOLD), binary return derivatives (ByRDs), an electronic price improvement auction system (CUBE) and an IM-based order entry platform (IMprint).

BOLDTM

BROADCAST ORDER LIQUIDITY DELIVERY MECHANISM

Broadcast marketable orders on NYSE’s XDP Feed for additional execution opportunities on the NYSE Amex Options Exchange prior to routing, cancelling, or posting on the Amex Options Consolidated Book.

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ByRDsTM

Binary Return Derivatives

Binary Return Derivatives (ByRDs)SM are “binary” options with a per-contract fixed return amount of $100.00. ByRDs are significantly different in terms of settlement process and profit / loss characteristics, and are offered in two forms: Finish High ByRDSM and Finish Low ByRDSM.

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CUBE

Customer Best Execution

CUBE is an electronic price improvement auction system for paired orders of any size.

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IMprintTM

IM-BASED ORDER ENTRY PLATFORM

Using a combination of ICE IM’s proprietary message parsing technology and a standard web browser, NYSE Options Members can submit paired orders for execution to the NYSE Amex and Arca Options Exchanges.

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NYSE Arca Options

Using a hybrid trading platform that combines a state-of-the-art electronic system with an open-outcry trading floor in San Francisco, the NYSE Arca Options market offers an anonymous, flat, open market structure. Traders benefit from a range of sophisticated risk management tools and the market’s time priority model, which encourages market makers to provide investors with the best possible price. NYSE Arca is part of a dual market structure that combines access to Arca and Amex options through a single integrated technology platform.

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Related Information

PRE- AND POST-TRADE RISK CONTROLS
See the risk controls employed in the NYSE Amex Options and NYSE Arca Options markets.

BUTTONWOOD ROOM FOR OPTIONS MARKETS
The redesigned Buttonwood Room was specifically constructed to meet the needs of options traders.