Binary Return Derivatives (ByRDs)SM are “binary” options with a per-contract fixed return amount of $100.00. Binary Return Derivatives are offered in two forms:
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).
Equity options, which are the most common type of equity derivative, give an investor the right but not the obligation to buy or sell a call or put at a set strike price prior to the contract’s expiry date.