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.

NYSE Arca options trades index options, equity options, ETF and ETN options, and FLEX and LEAPS.



Through a dual options market structure, traders and brokers have access to two of the leading U.S. options exchanges through a single technology platform. The NYSE Amex Options pro-rata, customer priority model encourages deep liquidity, while the NYSE Arca Options price-time priority model provides enhanced throughput and encourages market makers to provide investors with the best possible price. Both markets offer choice and flexibility that comes from a mixture of electronic trading and open outcry interaction.

Related Information

See the risk controls employed in the NYSE Amex Options and NYSE Arca Options markets.

CUBE: ELECTRONIC PRICE IMPROVEMENT AUCTION See how CUBE offers electronic price improvement auctions for paired orders of any size matched through NYSE Amex.

The redesigned Buttonwood Room was specifically constructed to meet the needs of options traders.