Equity options, which are the most common type of equity derivative, give an investor the right but not the obligation to buy a call or sell a put at a set strike price prior to the contract’s expiry date. Brokers and traders can access options listed on NYSE Amex and NYSE Arca through a single technology platform that offers a dual options market structure. By combining both markets, investors benefit from NYSE Amex’s pro-rata, customer priority model that encourages deep liquidity and NYSE Arca’s price-time priority model that provides enhanced throughput and encourages market makers to offer the best possible price.
NYSE Amex Options Roster
Options on underlying equities, ETPs and indices that trade through NYSE Amex can be found in our NYSE Amex Options Roster.
NYSE Arca Options Roster
Options on underlying equities, ETPs and indices that trade through NYSE Arca can be found in our NYSE Arca Options Roster.
Contract Specs for NYSE Amex Options
NYSE Amex Options puts certain specifications into place to make your equity options trading secure and efficient.
Index options make it possible for investors to seek either profit or protection from price movements in a market as a whole or in broad segments of a particular market.
Options on ETFs allow investors to gain exposure to the performance of an index, hedge against a decline in assets, enhance portfolio returns, and/or profit from the rise or fall of a leveraged ETF.
FLEX and LEAPS options offer investors increased flexibility in terms of contract customization (such as expiration date, exercise style, and exercise price) and time frame (with expirations of up to three years out).
ByRDs are "binary" options with a per-contract fixed return amount of $100. Although they share many features of standard listed options, ByRDs are significantly different in terms of settlement process and profit / loss characteristics.